I made a half recipe. The first time I used 9-inch pans and I thought the cake was a little thin so next time I used 8-inch pans which I liked better. The frosting is not a huge amount so I thought it worked better on an 8-inch size. One of the reasons this is a fantastic recipe is the moist cake and the other is the frosting. The frosting is a chocolate cream cheese which was delicious.
If you like chocolate then I urge you to make this recipe. My Kitchen Year page 63 or Ruth’s website.