Chocolate layer cake is a great icon, and people tend to have strong opinions about it. Meg Galus' (of NoMi Kitchen in Chicago) approach is simple: "How do we make it the absolute best? Not [with] far-flung ingredients, not new, just best." She deepens flavors by using the best chocolate she can find. This cake recipe shared with Wine Spectator is rich, but not too heavy, and the ganache is creamy and mouthcoating.
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