I am not much of a baker and when I do bake my creations come out more sensual than refined. I think this is a lot like my cooking. I like things to taste good and I want them to be fun. My point is that if you are not detail orientated you can still bake and be successful.
I recommend this cake highly but I did find that there was too much frosting I would half the amount. It was also such a pleasure to work with the gorgeous chocolate not only that it tasted delicious.
My little sister taught me the trick of serving chocolate cakes cold with fresh flowers on them. Just gorgeous!
Beating the egg white creates a great texture in the cake: very surprising and lovely with a hint of stout. I recommend serving it with good quality tea or stout.