The cream cheese based frosting seems better suited to some other flavor of cake but was otherwise pretty tasty (and fluffy). The cake itself wasn't too terribly special. It's not a very rich chocolatey flavor, but more of a light chocolate flavor. Everything turned out fine and I did not experience the problems that others did with the cake not rising or being dry. Be sure to put as much icing in between the cake layers as the instructions say. There will be plenty more to ice the outside of the cake. Overall it felt like a good bit of work for something that was fine but not spectacular.
Would not bother making this again. Cake did not rise...thank goodness the frosting is fluffy so it boosted the appearance!
I made this cake for my husbands B-day, very disappointing! Did not raise well and was very, very, dry. I cooked less then 15 minutes, so if you try it, watch closely.