Holidays are a funny thing. You spend weeks indulging in decadent desserts and seasonal lattes, and then — BOOM! — it's January, and the season of treating yourself comes to an abrupt end as you resolve to focus on eating healthy. As if this didn't already feel like a setup for failure, now it seems we have to contend with another, albeit lesser-known, holiday: National Chocolate Cake Day is January 27. That's right — just a few weeks into the new year, there's a whole day devoted to one of the most seductive desserts of all.
To prepare, we've turned to our favorite local L.A. food blogs to share their very best recipes. Click through the delicious picks ahead, choose your favorite, and then get ready to eat some cake!