This is quite possibly the best cake I've ever made. I'm so sorry the picture is not prettier, I am not a baker, normally. This cake is one I will perfect to make look as gorgeous as it tastes, if that is possible. The filling makes this cake, don't skip it!
This was such a wonderful chocolate cake! I don't have any 9 inch baking pans so I used 2 bigger ones but I'd have loved to have 3 layers (the taller the better!!:-)!). I also cut down on the sugar, especially for the glaze but otherwise I followed the recipe. Definitely a keeper!
I found this recipe in the 9/2007 issue of Taste of Home and couldn't wait to try it. It sat on my counter for weeks until I finally found the time to make it! I really enjoyed this cake...it is worth all the waiting time and the steps. I was impatient when doing the filling and apparently didn't wait long enough for the sugar mixture to cool before mixing it with the butter because I ended up with a pudding like glaze. Still, even with that, it was a delicious, rich cake.