I found this recipe on bonappetit.com and knew right away I wanted to make it for my New Year's Eve party. It was a hit - the star of the show! I could have served just the cake and my guests would have been completely content.
The first step is to bake the chocolate cake. I baked the cakes Wednesday evening and kept them in the refrigerator until I was ready to assemble the cake Friday afternoon. This made the cake nice and firm and easy to slice into four layers.
I put this cake out as the centerpiece of the table on New Year's Eve and my guests could hardly wait for it to be dessert time! The cake was a hit and not one person left a crumb on his plate! I highly recommend making this cake. It does have a lot of steps, but it is well worth it!
Enjoy and happy eating in 2011!
Source: Bon Appetit