I had been busy for the past 2 days preparing this cake.
It is the 12 Layer Mocha Cake that I found on Epicurious. It was delicious. It was unbelievably rich. We served 15 people this cake and are only 1/2 way through it. My co-workers may get some after all! I found the buttercream layers to be a bit too rich. I would have preferred a mousse layer in there instead of a couple of the buttercream layers. The hazelnut meringue was so tasty with a bit of crunch that was fun.
Here are some of my prep pictures, just because I like foodie shots...
The cake layers
Chocolate for the souffle layers
Melting chocolate for the souffle layers
Egg yolks for the souffle layers
Melted chocolate (mmmm... chocolate)
The souffle layers
Hazelnut meringue layers
More chocolate melting for the mocha buttercream
Layers ready for assembly
Assembled, ready to chill
Edges cleaned up
Delicious clean up