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Preparation for the Custard


Step 1

Pour 2 1/2 cups of the water, the sugar, corn syrup, and cocoa powder into a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat, whisking occasionally.

Step 2

Dissolve the cornstarch in 1/2 cup of water.

Step 3

Whisk into the cocoa mixture in the saucepan and return the mixture to a boil, whisking constantly.

Step 4

Cook, whisking constantly, until very thick, 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 5

Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.

Step 6

Pour into a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, lightly pressing the plastic against the surface to prevent a skin from forming.

Step 7

Chill until firm, about 45 minutes

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Finishing the Cake


Step 1

To finish the cake, place a cake layer on a cake plate or serving platter (reserving the most even layer for the top) and spread with cooled custard.

Step 2

Top with another layer of cake, then custard, then one more layer of cake.

Step 3

Cover the top and sides of the cake with the remaining custard.

Step 4

Coat the cake with the cake crumbs.

Step 5

Chill until ready to serve, at least 2 hours. Serve the same day.

 
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