No baking with this chocolatey, strawberry Mousse Cake, laying on a bed of chocolate cookie crumbs. A pure delight. Cool and refreshing, just the right dessert for those hot summer days.
1 cup Chocolate cookie crumbs
3 Tb Butter
2 pint baskets Strawberries, stemmed and halved
2 cups Semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup Water
2 Tb Light corn syrup
2 1/2 cups Whipping cream, divided
1 Tb Sugar
Oven Temp ~ °
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 9 - inch springform
In a bowl, mix crumbs and butter to blend
thoroughly. Press evenly onto bottom of 9-inch springform or cheesecake pan.
Stand strawberry halves touching, side-by-side, pointed ends up with cut
sides against side of pan. Set aside.
Place chocolate chips in blender. In small saucepan over medium heat, mix water and corn syrup, bring to boil and simmer 1 minute. Immediately pour over chocolate chips and blend until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, in a large mixer bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups of the cream to form stiff peaks. With rubber spatula, fold cooled chocolate into whipped cream to blend thoroughly. Pour into prepared pan, level the top. (Points of strawberries might extend above chocolate mixture.) Cover and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.
Up to 2 hours before serving, in medium mixer bowl beat remaining one cup cream to form soft peaks. Add sugar, beat to form stiff peaks. Remove sides of pan, place cake on serving plate. Using a Pastry Bag with a star tip, pipe or dollop whipped cream onto top of Chocolate Strawberry Mousse cake. Arrange remaining halved strawberries onto whipped cream. To serve, cut into wedges with knife, wiping blade between cuts.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!