Recipe by Krissyp
"Very rich chocolate mousse over a rich chocolate cake layer and topped with chocolate ganache sauce and chopped nuts. Great for special occasions. This cake takes TIME to make, and TIME to set. It's worth every second of preparation, and is a hit every time!"
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1 1/2 cups
unsweetened cocoa powder
hot, brewed coffee
16 (1 ounce) squares
1 1/2 cups
heavy whipping cream
4 (1 ounce) squares
heavy whipping cream
I've made this recipe twice now, the first time i made is exactally as the recipe states but found the bottom cake layer to be bland and too dense for my liking. The mousse part on the other hand was to die for. So, the second time I attempted to use brownie mix for the bottom layer and everything else remained the same. OMGOSH.. it was like eating a slice of heaven... i got soooo many compliments on it. I'm making it again today to bring to a dinner party with a few friends... I can't wait till dessert!
This cake is really elegant however DO NOT try to make it without a springform
pan. I tried to just mold the moose onto the cake after the moose set and let's
just say it wasn't pretty. The ganache was not smooth and it squished everywhere.
absoulutaly delicious!! too die for ( the calories were worth it ) i loved this cake but had too restrict myself from haveing too much at a time- i had to live off brussel sprouts for a week afterwards ;) well worth the effort - ideal for all the chocolate lovers out there!!!!!
This recipe was a big let down. The bottom cake was tasteless, and didn't mesh with the texture of the mousse. I think it really needed a crust with more crunch. The mousse itself was incredibly rich, but it didn't offer much else. Just a poor combination of flavors and textures in my opinion.
This cake may be a little labor intensive, but it is well worth the effort. Not only is it a beautiful cake, but the taste is to die for. It really does need to set for 1-2 days in the fridge so that it is firm enough. I made this for Thanksgiving and my family fell in love!
this was an exlellent cake, did not care for how hard the bottom was , will use a different cake or brownie mix when i make later today..
OH MY GOODNESS! This was DELICIOUS!!! I used this recipe for a formal dinner party and my guests were absolutely raving. I was even asked if I catered professionally. It did take a lot of time and chocolate but was definitely worth it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.
I tried this recipe twice, the first time the mousse was too runny .the second time I reduced the water to 1/3 cup and it was perfect. I got rave reviews from everyone who tried it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Mousse Cake II
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 437
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