11 eggs, 5+ cups heavy cream, 12 tablespoons cocoa powder, 44 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate, 7 ounces unsweetened chocolate and a mere 1/2 cup of butter. Now does the title of Near Death by Chocolate make sense???? I made this unrivaled, most decadent, chocolate cake first about 5 years ago. The family swooned, the guests swooned…and I was exhausted!
This is a recipe I first saw on Sara Moulton’s Cooking Live show on the Food Network years ago. I printed off each individual component of this recipe by famed restaurateur, Marcels Desaulniers. Death by Chocolate is a featured dessert at the Trellis Restaurant in Colonial Williamsburg. Two layers of Chocolate brownie, Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Ganache, Mocha Mouse, Chocolate Meringue and Mocha Rum Sauce. Each delicious chocolate element adds another texture to this calorie laden wonder.