Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake or Double Chocolate Torte, call it whatever you want but before you start you need to make sure that you love chocolate.  This is one of the better chocolate cakes I have ever had.

I got this recipe from Smitten Kitchen when I was looking around trying to figure out what to make for dessert, and decided to try this out. It was a huge hit, and once it really cools it is even better. I didn’t have bittersweet chocolate around which the recipe called for so I just used unsweetened and it was great, I think you can really use any chocolate you want. Also be prepared this take a little time to prepare and has to cool as well, so my suggestion would be to make it the day before you need it.

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Makes 10 servings

8 ounces unsweetened, chopped or chips
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
5 large eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
¼ cup all purpose flour

½ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
4 large eggs, separated
1 cup whipping cream
1 tbsp vanilla extract
8 ounces unsweetened, chopped or chips
½ cup plus 1 ½ tsp sugar

For cake: Preheat oven to 325°F.  Butter 10-inch-diameter springform pan; dust with sugar. (I wanted layered cake so I used two 8 inch springform pans and just split the cake mixture in between). Melt chocolate and butter in heavy large saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Cool to lukewarm. Whisk in sugar. Whisk in eggs 1 at a time, blending well after each addition. Mix in vanilla and salt, then flour. Pour batter into pan. Bake until cake just rises in center (tester inserted into center will not come out clean), about 35 minutes (25 minutes for 8 inch). Cool completely in pan on rack. Cover; chill while making mousse.

For mousse: Melt butter in medium metal bowl set over saucepan of simmering water (do not allow bottom of bowl to touch water). Whisk yolks, ¼ cup cream and vanilla in small bowl to blend. Gradually whisk yolk mixture into bowl with melted butter. Whisk constantly over simmering water until thermometer registers 150°F, about 6 minutes (mixture may appear broken). Remove from over water; add chocolate and stir to melt. Set aside.

Beat egg whites and ½ cup sugar in large bowl to medium-stiff peaks. Whisk ¼ of beaten egg white mixture into warm chocolate mixture to lighten. Fold in remaining egg white mixture. Pour mousse over cake in pan; smooth top. (Or if you are using the 8 inch form pour it only one of the cakes)

Chill torte until mousse is set, at least 6 hours and up to 1 day.

Run sharp knife around edge of pan to loosen torte. Release pan sides. Transfer torte to platter. (If you are using the 8 inch cakes put your 2nd cake now on top of the mouse) Using electric mixer beat ¾ cup cream in medium bowl until peaks form. Spread whipped cream over torte.


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48 Responses to “Chocolate Mousse Cake”

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    Nicole — May 19, 2010 @ 9:45 am

    Can you say that looks delishhh?!

    • Delishhh replied: — May 28th, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

      Nicole – 🙂 Hope you can come back soon!

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    Alyna, The Gift Detective — May 21, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    I just ate way too much dessert tonight (there was a dinner party and tiny tarts and other yummy things – I wanted to taste one of everything!) and this STILL looks great, despite my full stomach.

    Stopped by because you so kindly followed me on BlogFrog and, if you keep posting stuff like this, I’ll have to come back! 🙂

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    • Delishhh replied: — May 28th, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

      Alyna, thank you so much for stopping by, please do come back. Also thanks for the link i will have to check it out.

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    anabel — May 29, 2010 @ 2:57 am

    This looks delicious! Definitely gonna try it.
    Lovely blog!

    • Delishhh replied: — May 31st, 2010 @ 7:07 pm

      Anabel, Welcome to Delishhh! I hope you come back. And let me know how the Chocolate Mousse cake turns out.

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    jackie — May 31, 2010 @ 3:05 am

    AWWW! this is a must try..

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    cookie — June 3, 2010 @ 5:13 pm

    oh i love this recipe, i made this for birthday party recently and it was deemed the cure for anorexia.


    • Delishhh replied: — June 7th, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

      Cookie – that is hilarious. Yes this was one of the better chocolate cakes ever. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Amy — June 4, 2010 @ 10:57 am

    This looks delicious! Definitely gonna try it.
    Lovely blog!

    • Delishhh replied: — June 7th, 2010 @ 10:04 pm

      Amy – Let me know when you try it. This is very good!

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    ingrid — June 18, 2010 @ 8:44 am

    I’m not a fan of chocolate but it does look good.

    • Delishhh replied: — June 20th, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

      Ingrid – really? Not a fan of chocolate, wow, i think you are the first person that i have met that is not. What is your favorite dessert?

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    Sophia — January 20, 2011 @ 7:52 am

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    I’m making this for girls night this weekend. Unless it rains, then I’m making it next weekend! 🙂

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