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    Updated on Nov 4, 2018. Posted on Oct 1, 2015

    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.

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    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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    http://bakesbychichi.com/2015/02/chocolate-cake-filled-with-cookies-and-cream.html

    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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    http://addapinch.com/cooking/the-best-chocolate-cake-recipe-ever/

    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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    http://www.dashofgrace.com/triple-chocolate-mini-bundt-cakes/

    Triple Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes: Recipe here.

    16. Peanut butter ganache.

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    http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/08/chocolate-peanut-butter-cake/

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake: Recipe here.

    17. Ice cream.

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    Cake Batter Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Cake: Recipe here.