1Preheat over to 350. Butter and flower 2 9" round pans or line with parchment.
2Melt butter, add cocoa, stirring until blended; cool slightly. Beat eggs in a large bowl until foamy; add salt and vanilla. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add the cooled chocolate mixture to the egg mixture. Blend thoroughly. Fold in flour and pecans. Pour mixture into prepared pans.
3Bake 20-25 minutes or until pick comes out clean. Do not overbake. Cool 5 min, then remove from pans onto wire racks to cool completely.
4Make Creamy Coffee Filling:
Combine all ingredients, stir until coffee/espresso powder is disolved. Beat until stiff. Makes about 3 cups of filling.
5Spread filling on the layers of the cake, top with chocolate curls (optional).