This decadent chocolate cake has a crunchy cookie crumble, velvety smooth chocolate mousse, fluffy Italian meringue, and gooey salted caramel. All these different textures morph into mouthfuls of “mmms” and “ahhs.” It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser every time!
You can start making this dessert well ahead, leaving time on the day of your gathering to relax and enjoy yourself. I’d suggest making the crunchy cookie crumb, chocolate cake, and salted caramel on day one. Prepare the mousse and assemble on day two, leaving only the Italian meringue, decorating, and of course eating on day three.