Definitely a show-stopper. This cake was very easy to make - just make sure to leave time for the chocolate cream to set (I made it in the morning and assembled the cake in the early evening). Being lazy, I used purchased chocolate shavings instead of making my own chocolate curls - still pretty, and stupidly simple, the way I like it. Made this for my dad's 72nd birthday today and we all loved it - especially dad. Thanks ~Rita~ :-)
5 stars isn't enough - this cake was fabulous. Although it took a long time to make, there wasn't that much work involved. The instructions were perfect. My only problem was with making the chocolate curls (but it still tastes great)! Thanks Rita for sharing this wonderful recipe.