When I was a kid, my grandma made this dessert at every holiday and it always seemed like there was never enough it! It has 4 layers of awesomeness, including mousse, custard, and ganache. Feel free to take a short cut with a boxed mix and don't be intimidated by all the steps. If you know your way around a kitchen you'll put this together with ease. Quite possibly the best dessert you'll ever have. I recently made this for friends and they told me it's very similar to a beloved discontinued dessert from a popular Italian restaurant chain.
1 hr 15 mins
1 hr 30 mins
3 hrs 30 mins
1 9-inch cake
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
If desired, you may add 4 ounces of a good quality white chocolate into the egg custard layer. For a special touch, melt 2 ounces of white chocolate and swirl into chocolate ganache layer after applying the chocolate chips to the sides of cake. Let chill in refrigerator at least 24 hours before serving.
The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the chocolate cake. The actual amount of cake consumed will vary.
1047 calories; protein 13.2g; carbohydrates 85.3g; fat 77.6g; cholesterol 276.3mg; sodium 496.7mg.