You need to make 3 flourless chocolate cake layers. Use the recipe below which will yield one cake. Triple it or make it three times in 9 inch round pans lined with nonstick foil. Freeze until ready to assemble cake.
PREHEAT OVEN TO 375. LINE 9 INCH ROUND CAKE PAN WITH NONSTICK FOIL.
IN MICROWAVE, MELT:
4 OUNCES BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS
1 STICK BUTTER
ONCE MELTED, ADD:
ADD 1/2C. UNSWEETENED COCOA POWDER AND WHISK TO COMBINE.
BAKE FOR 25 MINUTES. COOL COMPLETELY AND THEN FREEZE, WRAPPED WELL.
Make macaroons: These can be made days ahead of time and frozen.
ADAPTED FROM INA'S RECIPE....
14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
chocolate of your choice for melting (melt chips in microwave in a wide bowl for easy dipping) This part is of course optional... but delish!!!
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking! In a bowl, mix the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla.
Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed in an electric mixer with the whisk attachment until medium-firm peaks. Fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
Drop the batter onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper using a large spoon or an ice cream scoop. Should look like mounds. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Cool and dip the bottoms into any type of chocolate you like. Milk or dark! Mmmmmm!!!
ELECTRIC MIX ALL UNTIL FLUFFY...
6 STICKS SOFT BUTTER
6 1/2 C POWDERED SUGAR
1 cup COCOA POWDER
SPLASH OF VANILLA
Add milk, until you reach a nice consistency! (approx 1/2c-3/4c. milk)
LAY THE FIRST LAYER ON YOUR PLATTER AND FROST. TOP WITH SECOND CAKE AND FROST. TOP WITH THIRD AND FROST ENTIRE CAKE. DECORATE TOP WITH MACAROONS AND SIDES WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS! CHILL!
AND....THIS CAKE IS GLUTEN FREE, TOO!!!