Four-Layer Chocolate Birthday Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache and Nutella Buttercream.the recipe calls for dark chocolate in the ganache to balance out the sweetness of the Nutella. For a more kid-friendly cake, use milk chocolate.
NYT Cooking: “A couple of years ago, my mother taught me to make her dense but moist chocolate birthday cake. She calls it 'dump-it cake' because you mix all of the ingredients in a pot over medium heat, then dump the batter into a cake pan to bake.
Simple Two-Layer Chocolate Birthday Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache. Icing on top and in the middle, sides left bare: This modern-looking style shows off the cake’s decadent (and perfectly even) chocolate layers.
Denver Sheet Cake: a basic chocolate sheet-cake of tremendous moistness that's very easy to make. It is meant to have a very mild, milk chocolate flavor, but if you prefer a bit more depth, double or even triple the cocoa in the cake and frosting.
Simple Chocolate Birthday Cake with Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Frosting from Half Baked Harvest