Icelanders like a combo of choc & orange. Cognac & Grand Mariner are favored after-dinner drinks & *Konfect* often eaten w/the Grand Marnier (Icelandic Russel Stover wannabe, but better). I made this crowd-pleaser dessert for a dinner party we attended Sat nite. I used a pre-made choc pound cake (smaller than the std pound cake) & prob could have made just half the filling. I applied the Grand Marnier w/a soft pastry brush to the cake layers & chilled ea layer as I assembled it. My frosting did not get firm, but I cannot recall ever having made a cooked frosting b4 & am sure I messed it up (not a fault of the recipe). I fixed it by adding cream cheese & powd sugar till I had a good spreading consistency. Thx for sharing the recipe for this decadent dessert w/us. Yum!
This is a really great dessert recipe, & I recommend it to any one & everyone! I did, however, change a few things [my other half has been in AA for 16 years as of last night!] ~ I included only a very small bit of espresso (so that I could claim it was in there!). I also substituted OJ for the orange liqueur & added a little more orange zest. And, it turned out really great! However, another time I want to make the recipe AS IS & probably take it to a potluck or family gathering! Thank you so much for sharing this great combination of chocolate & orange!!!