This delicious chocolate concoction started out from a recipe from Mary Mac's Tea Room in Atlanta for a Caramel Cream Cake. It looked wonderful but I decided to take it a step further and add another layer of icing in the form of a whipped chocolate and coffee ganache. The results are really rich and wonderful. The interior of the cake has a lovely mild chocolate and caramel flavor while the outer icing gives an intense burst of dark chocolate and coffee. What a rush!
This is one of those cakes that takes a little time to make as you have 3 layers to contend with and you must let them be completely cooled before adding the frosting. It's also best to let the cake chill in the freezer or refrigerator before adding the final chocolate ganache icing. But, the multiple steps and time are well worth the effort!