Lately I've been trying to make chocolate desserts a little more often just to make sure I'm not missing out on anything. Though I still have the same general tastes, I've learned that there are some worthwhile chocolate cakes out there (ahem... this one) that can persuade me to save space for dessert.
First off, I am terrible at decorating cakes. The layering, balancing, icing, and smoothing is all too awkward a task for my hands to fulfill. This cake was as far as I got before it almost fell apart into a melting pile of goop and crumble... very tasty goop and crumble though.
Since this cake was a last minute birthday present, I had to work with what was was available. In this case it was lemons... so for the sake of being horribly cheesy: when life gives you lemons, make lemon cake!