Cake base recipe adapted from Valli Little's Delicious: Simply the Best. Chocolate Mousse recipe adapted from Raymond Blanc Delice de Chocolat. Chocolate Lace Cookies adapted from Martha Stewart.
The cake will puff up dramatically in the oven and when removed will collapse in the center. Using a sharp knife trim the edges to achieve a flat surface for the cake. When making the chocolate glaze try not to over stir the mixture as this will cause the glaze to lose it's shine. To easily glaze the cake the temperature of the glaze should be between 95 to 104 degrees farenheit as this glaze will flow easily and glide over the top of the cake.