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Week 39: Death by Chocolate Cake (Rhode Island)

This chocolate cake is dark and rich, and once you taste it, you will truly understand why it is called death by chocolate cake.

Gregg's Restaurant and Pub, in Providence, Rhode Island, is famous for its version of death by chocolate cake.

Obama even visited the restaurant and ordered the chocolate cake, saying that "The word is that the chocolate-layer cake here is deadly and it's devilish, and so for Halloween, this is the kind of sin that we want to commit".

He noted that he would share the 20-pound cake with the members of his crew on Air Force One.

While this cake does not weigh 20 pounds, it's still just as delicious and perfect for sharing with family and friends.


|Level:👩🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 2 hours|Serves: 6|




  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup warm water

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  • 3 sticks butter, softenend

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • Chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and line three 6-inch cake pans with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine all your ingredients together. Divide the batter into your three, prepare pans and bake for 30 minutes. Let your cakes cool for an hour.

  3. Beat your butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and milk with an electric mixer and frost your cake. Decorate the sides with chocolate chips.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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