17 Reasons Not To Despair

As told by chocolate cake.

1. Nutella buttercream and rainbow sprinkles.

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Chocolate Birthday Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache and Nutella Buttercream: recipe here.

2. Toasted coconut and marshmallow.

Chocolate Cake with Coconut and Toasted Marshmallow Buttercream: Recipe here.

3. Grandma.

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Grandma’s Very Moist Chocolate Layer Cake: Get the recipe here.

4. Toasted meringue.

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Chocolate Cake Baked Alaska: Recipe here.

5. Chocolate chip buttercream.

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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate-Chip Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache: recipe here.

6. Dinosaurs.

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Chips Ahoy Dinosaur Cake: Recipe here.

7. Drips.

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Chocolate Turtle Cake: Recipe here.

8. Booze and bundts. Booze in bundts.

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Kahlua Chocolate Cake: Recipe here.

9. Excess.

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Doughnut Cake with Chocolate-Coffee Whipped Cream: Recipe here.

10. Crushed Oreos and whipped cream.

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Cookies and Cream Chocolate Cake: recipe here.

11. Frosting roses.

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Chocolate Buttercream Rose Cake: Recipe here.

12. Espresso powder.

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Robyn Stone / Via


The Best Chocolate Cake: Recipe here.

13. Rolls.

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Chocolate Cake Roll: Recipe here.

14. S’mores.

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Ultimate S’mores Layer Cake: Recipe here.

15. Small things.

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Dash of Grace / Via


Triple Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes: Recipe here.

16. Peanut butter ganache.

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Deb Perelman / Via


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake: Recipe here.

17. Ice cream.

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Cake Batter Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Cake: Recipe here.

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