33ozdark chocolate barsI have used Chocolove, HU, or even just 1 ½ cups of Enjoylife chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease cake pans with coconut oil or butter, and dust with cacao powder.
Make the Cake
In a large bowl, stir the dry ingredients together.
Mix together the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
Blend the batter until smooth, then divide evenly between the two baking pans, tapping them on the counter to level the mixture.
Bake 35 minutes or until tester is clean.
Let the layers cool in the pans about 15 minutes, then run a knife around the inside, turn each over onto a cooling rack and tap until it falls out.
Let them cool completely on the racks before frosting.
How to Make Chocolate Curls
Melt 2-3 chocolate bars (chopped or use 1 ½ cups of Enjoylife chocolate chips) in the microwave at 30 second intervals.
Pour into a miniature loaf pan lined with parchment OR fill 2 paper-lined cupcake wells to the top and put in freezer for about 30 minutes. You are going for a chocolate brick that is at least 2-inches tall.
Once chilled, remove chocolate brick from parchment and using a vegetable peeler, slice thick strips off the chocolate brick. You can scrap either the side for narrower curls, or the top for wider ones.
Treat the curls gently, let them fall or gently place them onto a small dish layered with smooth parchment paper.
When you have enough to decorate a cake, put the newly-created curls, still on the dish, into the freezer for 20 minutes so they can become firm enough to handle. If the brick feels cold as you are "curling", warm it in the microwave for 30 sec to soften it. Decorate your cake! Enjoy!