3 Squares nonsweet chocolate
Coarsely chopped (1 oz sq's) 2 Squares semisweet chocolate
Coarsely chopped (1 oz sq's) 1/4 Cup Unsalted butter
3 Large eggs
1 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/4 Cup All-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon Baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Cup Sour cream
Chocolate Ganache -- divided Cocoa Meringue Mocha Mousse Mocha Rum Sauce
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Combine first 3 ingredients in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, until chocolate and butter melt. Remove chocolate mixture from heat, and set aside.
Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until slightly thickened (about 1 1/2 minutes). Add chocolate mixture, and beat at medium speed until blended. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to chocolate mix t
Remove from refrigerator. Using a serrated knife, cut brownie in half horizontally. Place top half, cut side down, in a 9-inch springform pan. Pour 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Ganache over layer.
Using a serrated knife, carefully trim Cocoa Meringue to fit inside of pan. Place meringue, top side up, on Chocolate Ganache, pressing down gently. Place pan on a cookie sheet.
Spread Mocha Mousse evenly over meringue, and top with remaining brownie layer, cut side down. Cover brownie and refrigerate 1 hour or place in freezer 30 minutes. Remove sides of pan, and pour remaining Chocolate Ganache over top, spreading evenly on t
Place a star-shaped tip with a large opening in a decorating bag, and fill bag with Chocolate Mousse, pipe stars on top of cake. Cover and chill 4 to 8 hour.
To serve, heat a serrated knife blade under hot running water, and dry with a towel before sliding. Pour 2 to 4 tablespoons Mocha Rum Sauce on a plate, and arrange cake slide in center. Serve immediately,
Recipes for Chocolate Ganache, Cocoa Meringue, Mocha Mousse, Chocolate Mousse, and Mocha Rum Sauce follow.