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Light and airy cake is layered with rich chocolate filling and drizzled with glossy chocolate glaze for a dessert that will satisfy and delight no matter the season.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2009
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For the Filling and Glaze


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  • aleksharley
    22 DEC, 2018
    We followed the recipe exactly and the cake turned out solid as a rock and incredibly eggy. Looked more like a sad log than a proper glazed chocolate layer cake. To be fair, the frosting and ganache turned out very well. Definitely wouldn't make the cake again. Sorry Martha. Diddy would've done better.
  • Rajvi Jagirdar
    9 JAN, 2014
    I followed the exact instructions and turned out to be a delicious cake! Thank you for the recipe!
  • stephlynn_usa
    19 DEC, 2011
    Absolutely amazing! I thought this would be really rich and boozy, but it's the perfect combination of chocolate, brandy, and cake. I followed the recipe exactly, and it was perfect, and fairly easy. It was a little messy trying to get the chocolate glaze on the sides of the cake with a spoon, but worth it! I also struggled getting the cake pieces to line up perfectly, so it was a little uneven around the edges!! I would make this cake again in a heartbeat!!

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