Storified by Arya McLean· Sun, Apr 07 2013 17:46:45
This rich and decadent recipe for chocolate delight dessert includes a chocolate filling and a chocolate glaze. The cake is moist and tender consisting of semisweet chocolate, butter, granulated sugar, eggs, and all-purpose flour. The filling is made of semisweet chocolate, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and chocolate liqueur. While the glaze is made of sugar, semisweet chocolate, water and butter. This is a luxurious recipe that makes an elegant dessert for a romantic dinner. It also makes the perfect birthday cake for an indulgent treat.
Before making the batter, grease the pans and sprinkle with a thin layer of cocoa powder. Make sure that the oven rack is in the center of the oven and turn the oven on to 350 degrees F to preheat it. For best results, have all the ingredients at room temperature before starting. Sift the flour for a more precise measurement. Spoon on the sifted flour onto the measuring cup and level off with a knife. For a quick and convenient preparation, measure out all the ingredients first before assembling them together in the order indicated in the recipe. Do not overbeat the ingredients. Just mix them until they are blended well. Too much beating will overwork the flour and result in dry and flat cake. It will take more time to blend the ingredients if you are doing so by hand and it will take faster if you are mixing using an electrical beater.
After the cake is baked and cooled, it is split into two. To make a clean and straight slice, you can use a long strand of unflavored and clean dental floss and stretch it horizontally across the center of the cake then slide down to cut cleanly through. Before frosting the cake, make sure it is completely cooled first.