Sour cream adds a subtle zing to cake, unlike other baked goods that call for it. This cake will be the moistest you've ever tasted and add a touch tanginess. Most. Wet.
Piping hot coffee isn't just for suing McDonalds and Dunkin'. A hot cup of your favorite blend revives chocolate flavor. Like a best buddy urging their bestie to stop moaning, put on clothes, and shine like a diamond.
Open beer bottles around the kitchen usually indicate either A. A delicious stout-laced cake is baking or B. Grandpa Buck is a couple beers from walking around the backyard with his pants around his ankles. Best wishes for A.
This hot tip doesn't involve boiling chocolate water, but you'll want to brag about it when others appreciate your cake. Enjoy the ego-boosting accolades, then pull this one from your smokin' holster like the Wild West.
This feels like a 1950s cookbook tip, infomercial, and Dump Cakes by Cathy Mitchell to modern, Tik-Tok sensibilities. Cracking open a cold one is the ultimate boss move, because it gives you all the bouncy fluffiness you want.
One more for coffee team! Only a spoon and a little instant espresso mix are needed. Even without a mocha vibe, this trick is great. Because you'll only taste the new chocolate flavor, not the coffee.
Adding mayonnaise to chocolate cake seems illogical. Avoid envisioning a BLT-style cake with mayonnaise instead of ganache. (Blerf). And lettuce. One of those cocktail toothpicks with the cellophane swizzle on top.