Recipe by LJ8677
"A very chocolate mousse cake. Two thirds of the mousse is baked, with the remainder spread on after baking. Please note: this recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and the infirm do not consume raw eggs. Important: be sure to use only fresh eggs for this recipe."
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semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 1/4 cups
instant coffee granules
1 1/4 cups
This is everybody's favorite recipe, but it is very time consuming. . . The cake is so special with strawberries cut in half and placed all the way around the cake with the stem side up, it hides any imperfections as well, and several friends request that I make the cake with sliced almonds on the sides. It is one of the most delicious recipes that I have!
what do you do with the coffee granules??
Confused about the coffee granules, but otherwise a great recipe. If you want a richer flavour, try using dark chocolate (preferably 85% cocoa) in place of the semisweet chocolate.
Love the bottom of this....mousse is good but tasted better a couple of days later. Definately very easy to make!!!!
Very excellent - I have made something similar before but with whipped cream folded through instead of the butter, but this is just as yummy. The cake collapses in on itself and will stick to the paper and needs to be carefully peeled off, which is why you add the extra mousse to ice (makes it look neat)- but you can just as easily use whipped cream to top and a handful of mixed berries for a dinner party dessert that will really impress.
Coffee granules are added to the batter. Make sure that they are finely ground granules. The coffee brings out the chocolate flavors. I used to make this for my restaurant back in the day. Although I baked all of the batter and then I would freeze the cake and top with rich mousse. Freeze again and cut into individual serving sizes. Then I would dip the cake pieces into dark chocolate and store in my freezer. I would always keep some in my pastry case. I would serve the cake with some creme anglaise, fresh berries and dollops of whipped cream. Heaven!
What's Great about this recipe it that it Gluten-Free!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 205
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