The recipe is fairly easy to make. 3 thin layers of cake (OK, you do need 3 pans!) and whipped cream between the layers, ganache on top and a few hours later…. ta-da.
This recipe on Bon Appetit site is 90% similar to the one I made from their cookbook “Desserts”.
Note: I made 1/2 the amount of the ganache. I think it’s enough.
Now waiting for the birthday boy to come home. Ciao for now.
An update: Sooooooooooo, we cut the cake, and had a taste. It’s your basic chocolate-vanilla cake which is OK and lots of people love it just so. I thought it tasted like a Black forest cake minus all the special flavor. In my opinion, to be worth repeating, the cake needs a splash of some liquer, or a layer of jam, or coffee… something to boost the flavor factor up.