Very rich chocolate mousse over a rich chocolate cake layer and topped with chocolate ganache and chopped nuts. Great for special occasions. This cake takes TIME to make, and TIME to set. It's worth every second of preparation, and is a hit every time!
I've made this recipe twice now, the first time i made is exactally as the recipe states but found the bottom cake layer to be bland and too dense for my liking. The mousse part on the other hand was to die for. So, the second time I attempted to use brownie mix for the bottom layer and everything else remained the same. OMGOSH.. it was like eating a slice of heaven... i got soooo many compliments on it. I'm making it again today to bring to a dinner party with a few friends... I can't wait till dessert! - 24 Oct 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This cake is really elegant however DO NOT try to make it without a springform pan. I tried to just mold the moose onto the cake after the moose set and let's just say it wasn't pretty. The ganache was not smooth and it squished everywhere. - 06 Nov 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
absoulutaly delicious!! too die for ( the calories were worth it ) i loved this cake but had too restrict myself from haveing too much at a time- i had to live off brussel sprouts for a week afterwards well worth the effort - ideal for all the chocolate lovers out there!!!!! - 11 Jul 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)