I have to admit, that while I was going to do this recipe in its full, unadulterated unaltered glory, It just didn't happen. I had made a Bailey's Irish butter cream frosting that I got from Irene of Confessions of a Tart - another legal baker that is AMAZING. So even though I did buy the marscapone, and will use it I promise, I ended up just slathering on this delicious frosting that got rave reviews in its other purpose. Additionally, you may have noticed - after reading a gazillion posts about tiramisu cake - that my chocolate looks a little more thick and uniform than chocolate chunks would produce. Well, this is because I had made some delicious chocolate ganache earlier in the week as well, and wanted to use this up. So, I ended up being very resourceful for once and used what I had on hand and by doing so, was able to whip this baby together very last minute for an impromptu dinner party.
So, one day, I will make a real Tiramisu Cake for my mother with the marscapone frosting. But this cake, with the espresso/brandy soaked layers of cake, chocolate ganache filling and Bailey's buttercream frosting was very much loved as well.