This dessert is very rich and chocolate-y! Definitely a fall/winter dessert and best served in small slices (Big portions would be too much.) Hot coffee or tea and a simple, crunchy cookie would compliment it well. I brought this to a Holiday party where there were many desserts to choose from and this one went fast and everyone liked it.
The texture takes a moment for your brain to process, but it's not offensive. It’s really quite nice. It’s a bit like cheesecake filling or a thick pudding. The frosting goes on like a thick glaze but sets to a fudge like frosting after it is refrigerated.
I added hazelnut flavoring to the white layer and used toasted, chopped hazelnuts instead of almonds.
Note: I could only make this in 20 minutes if I had a kitchen crew, a maid and a dish washer. I don’t, so it took quite some time and effort, but it was worth it.