Devil's Food With Chocolate Buttercream
"This tastes expensive!" said one taster of this incredibly rich chocolate cake (pictured foreground), which was a spot-on way to capture the flavor of a classic chocolate cake with slightly bitter dark chocolate undertones. Though it didn't taste too sweet, the cake delivered a sugar high within a few bites, because it was incredibly dense, almost like a flourless chocolate cake.
Classic Vanilla With Vanilla Buttercream
Though our tasters preferred the more exotic devil's food and carrot cake flavors, we admitted that this was a classic and delicious vanilla cake (pictured background) with just the right amount of sweetness — and maybe a touch too much frosting. But still, it would be hard to go wrong with this choice.
Photo: Nancy Einhart