I just came to London the other day for my birthday, and my daughter asked me what cake i wanted. I was going to go with one of the old tried and true ones, then i remembered the one you posted. So she made it and it was truly wonderful. It was compact and moist and soft, and the frosting was really great. I used to make a cooked one that would go on shiny but then turn dull (it would turn to fudge) but this stayed shiny and soft, and a nice dark chocolate to contrast with the white cake.
Thanks for posting it. I think it's going to be one of my favorites.
I don;t generally like cakes with oil in them, that leaves a strange feeling on the tongue, but the small amount in this didn;t do that, but added that bit of moisture. Great. Thanks