Every year for the past several years, I have made the same chocolate cake with chocolate frosting for my sister's birthday. Although my sister is a chocolate fiend, this chocolate-on-chocolate combo is mild enough that non-chocovores will enjoy it as well. The cake is a traditional German chocolate cake; however, this icing is just a classic chocolate frosting instead of the expected German chocolate frosting that's a caramelized coconut-pecan blend.
This cake was just one small part of our Friendsgiving Birthday Party celebration. We paired it with Champagne, of course. It wasn't the only dessert--there was also a bourbon pecan pie. (And plenty of real food, too!)