Seriously this was a pretty intimidating cake to make. The trick to this Double Mousse is that you slice the cake, place the slices around the sides of the pan and fill the center with mousse. Freeze the cake for a few hours and top it with sweet whipped cream.
1/3 cup Unsalted butter
2 squares Unsweetened baking chocolate
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten well
2/3 cup Unbleached flour
1/2 tsp Unbleached flour
1/4 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Salt
1 1/2 pounds Semisweet chocolate
1 cup Heavy cream, for frosting
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 25 -
Pan Type ~ 9 inch square pan
Melt butter and chocolate over low heat or in
the top of a double boiler over hot water. Remove from heat, add the sugar and eggs, mix well.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into the
chocolate mixture. Add the vanilla and pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
Bake Double Mousse Cake until cake is baked but still very moist.
Remove the cake from the pan and cut into strips wide enough so they can line most of the sides of a 2-quart soufflé dish or charlotte mold. Cut strips through center to separate into two thinner halves. Line the bottom and sides of dish with the strips. Don't worry about the spacing because the spaces won't show.
Spoon the mousse filling into the cake-lined dish.
Wrap the dish well and chill overnight in the fridge or freezer. To serve, first defrost the cake, if frozen. Remove it from the pan, first loosening the sides with a knife, then dipping the pan partly into hot water to loosen the cake so it can be turned out onto a serving plate. Whip the cup of heavy cream until stiff and decorate top and parts of sides with cream.
Serve in small slices.
Makes 12 Double Mousse Delight Cake servings.
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!