chocolate cake

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A Remedy for Any Funk
When Gourmet magazine folded, editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl cooked her way through the ups and downs of figuring out what to do next. She calls this cake "an antidote to the poison of self-pity," and we have to agree. Its richness comes from cocoa powder, chocolate and whipped cream cheese. And while it's undoubtedly delicious no matter your mood, its smooth, uber-chocolaty taste and aroma are especially effective at turning a rotten day around.

Get the recipe: The Cake That Cures Everything (Chocolate Cake)