A sophisticated and easy to make no-bake cake, which is really like a light and airy mousse layered with sponge fingers. Instead of the water, you could use your favourite liqueur - such as Grand Marnier or Amaretto - to take it up a notch!
You can make this in a small round springform cake tin, which will save you from having to invert the cake later on. Stick to a smaller cake tin, however, as otherwise the filling will be too shallow.
This is an adult chocolate lover's dream!! It really should not be wasted on children. Give them a pudding snack and they'll be just as happy...this is for the Mommas and the Daddies. I've made this many times with different variations on the same theme and was only disappointed once...when the dogs got into it first. I've added walnuts, used Chocolate Wafer Cookies instead of ladyfingers, used a spring form pan...which give it an 'ooohh lala' appearance, made two layers to give it a more interesting texture (something you can sink your teeth into), and topped it with fresh whip cream and fruit, or chocolate shavings. And semi-sweet chocolate chips work great...and easy to find. My favorite is all of them together. I am not a lover of cooking but this is one of my guilty pleasures. This is as good as anything you can get in a restaurant!! - 23 Dec 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This recipe is AMAZING! I live overseas, and couldn't find ladyfingers, so I used nilla wafers and layered it in a spring form pan. I also sliced strawberries and put them on top. Everyone I serve it to wants the recipe. - 11 Mar 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I have been looking for this recipe - a childhood favorite! - 24 Feb 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)