Posted 2/13/2011 2:22:28 PM
Made this the other night for a special occasion. Came out delicious! I accidentally picked up milk chocolate chips instead of semisweet, so it was a lot brighter than in the picture, but was otherwise delicious. Will try with semisweet next time. The idea of a meringue cake was definitely new to me, but everyone raved about it. Definitely need the raspberry sauce, though! Cake is rather dry without it.
I did struggle a little with the chocolate topping. I wound up adding more butter and some unsweetened chocolate I had on hand and finally got the consistency right, but then I needed to add sugar to restore the sweetness. I found that adding milk by the teaspoon helped me adjust the consistency until it was just right and the whole thing was smooth and glossy. Also poked some holes with a toothpick to help some of it seep into the cake itself.