"This is my signature chocolate cake that I have baked for just about everyone I love over the years," says Ingram. "It has been a cake for life, a cake for joy and even a cake for sorrow, proving that the healing power of cake should never be underestimated. I've recently started using Valrhona Manjari chocolate from Madagascar to make this cake; however, I have even used bars of Dairy Milk with equally soulful results. To slice this cake, I put my knife under hot running water to reduce the moussey cake sticking to the blade."
Note Valrhona chocolate is available from select delicatessens and Simon Johnson providores.