8 tablespoons granulated sugar
7 tablespoons water
3 whole cakes (not squares, but whole
packages) German Sweet chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
3 dozen unfilled lady fingers
Melt together chocolate and water. In separate bowl, whip egg yolks with sugar. Pour chocolate into egg mixture and mix well.
Beat egg whites stiff. Fold into cool chocolate mixture.
Line springform pan with lady fingers. Beginning on sides, stand the fingers upright, then line the bottom of the pan with them. Pour 1/2 mixture over them, then add another layer of Lady Fingers and top with remaining chocolate mixture. Top with whipped cream and chocolate swirls of curled German chocolate. (Get them to curl by shaving chocolate using a potato peeler). Chill about 8 hours.
Remove sides of pan when you place on your favorite pedestal cake server and you have a beautiful presentation of a rich but light, easy to make cake.