Food & Drink

Chocolate cake from Porter's

Is there any way that you could seek out Porter's chocolate cake recipe? They have the best in town! -- A.M., Raleigh

Ellie Campbell, pastry chef at Porter's City Tavern (2412 Hillsborough St. 821-2133;, recognized A.M.'s description as referring to her ganache-glazed rendition of German Chocolate Cake. Campbell generously shares the recipe, adapting it for the home kitchen.

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Ganache Topping


German Chocolate Cake

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