here is one i did the other day that is really yummy. i think it is the butter and real chocolate and vinegar that makes the difference.
rich chocolate cake by wilton
2 and 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 oz semi sweet chocolate (i use milk choc-my preference)
1 and 1/2 sticks soft butter
1 and 1/2 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 and 1/2 c milk
1 tsp white vinegar (i add this to any choc cake , it enhances flavor and adds moisture. this is MY addition, not in the actual wilton recipe- but basically it is like adding buttermilk instead of milk and vinegar)
preheat to 350' grease and flour pans, combine dry ingredients in one bowl, melt choc and butter in another. combine choc mixture with sugar, then blen in one egg at a time, add vanilla. mix well. add dry mixture alternatively with milk and vinegar. blend until smooth either by hand or on low. bake for about 30-35 minutes for 2 8" rounds. makes 6 cups of batter.
YUM! i eat it as is, with no icing, it is such a treat!