A WINNER! I made this for Thanksgiving, but made a few adjustments. Originally I was planning to make the Tuxedo cake, but was looking for a really rich choc cake recipe and found this one. Instead of adding water to the mix I added buttermilk (which I substitute in almost all my cake and muffin recipes); I used 3 round cake pans instead of two. I used cream cheese frosting between the layers and frosted the outside with dark choc frosting, then thinned out my cream cheese frosting and drizzled more on top and let it drip down the sides. It was a hit! It is a very dense, fudgy cake and now part of my "Go-To Recipes". Might try it in a bundt pan next time.