Before I got down to the nitty gritty of baking I sat down and read the recipe and saw there was a discrepancy in the ingredients and the instructions. So what did I do? I sent a tweet to the author asking her for HELP! She was kind and replied and sent me the link where the recipe was correct. There was a mistake in the printing.
Shopping for the ingredients was pretty easy, nothing too crazy you cannot get at your neighborhood supermarket, except one thing. Vanilla Bean Paste. I had never heard of it until I started reading her books. Thankfully for me a few weeks ago I stopped by a cupcake/baking store in Redlands and they had it there and I knew I would be using it someday so I had to have it.
Saturday was my baking day because there are so many steps to this recipe and time between steps when things are in the freezer or the refrigerator.
As for the taste of this creation it is a chocolate lovers dream. It is rich and wonderful. Go ahead give it a try, you might surprise yourself in what you can do.
Thank you Gesine for the help and tips in making this cake. For those interested in trying out this cake go to gbakes.com for the recipe.