This is definitely the best recipe for Chocolate Mud cake I have ever made. I have used this recipe countless times to make wedding cakes and other special occassion cakes. Very easy, and makes delici (Dense Chocolate Cake)
DIY: Make your own pattern = Patterns aren't cheap. Thankfully, you can make your own patterns using your own clothing that you know to fit well. Use brown paper sacks or a roll of scotch wrapping paper as your pattern paper.