Bittersweet Baking Runner Up: Double Shot Chocolate Cake

Our second runner up is Erin and her Double Shot Chocolate Cake with Espresso Whipped Cream. Our judges loved this one!

The double whammy of all that chocolate and the kick of creamy espresso, the perfect texture, and the lovely richness made this a favorite. Congratulations Erin!

The Daring Bakers: As a chocolate lover, this recipe just emanates pure chocolate flavour. While it does call for a lot of chocolate, the recipe is very straightforward. And finally, the combination of chocolate and espresso is irresistible.

More: This is a classic and perfectly textured cake - and it looks like a foolproof recipe. It has our vote as the one we're most likely to try - and soon!!

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Runner Up Prize

Cuisinart Cup-O-Matic Coffeemaker, a single-serve coffeemaker that has a huge advantage over the pod coffeemakers that have become so popular. With this one you can use coffee pods AND/OR your own fresh ground coffee (much superior in our opinion).

• A copy of Chocolate by Paule Cuvelier - A stunning double book set on cacao cultivation and chocolate crafting, from Rizzoli. Look for a review tomorrow!

• A pound of coffee from the organic and Fair Trade Allegro coffee company, whom you probably know as Whole Foods' in house coffee brand.

Another runner up will be announced tomorrow, and look for the grand prize winner on Friday!