This was about as close to perfect as dessert can get in my opinion (and that's pretty high praise from someone who typically passes on cake). I started with Grandma's Picnic Perfect Chocolate Cake recipe (a long-time favorite, as you can see)
and I topped it with Pioneer Woman's That's The Best Frosting I've Ever Had!
It's fantastic! The texture is like that frosting you can get on Sam's Club cakes (not the buttercream option), but instead of tasting like some cousin to the non-nutritive cereal varnish invented by Clark Griswold, it's a perfect combination of butter and not too much sweetness. Really, try it - you'll never want buttercream again.
I divided the batter into a 6" and 8" Wilton round pan. We ate the smaller one and I froze the other one until you all get here later this month. I think you'll be pleased.