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Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Mousse Cake, by , is from The Madson Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Robin Engstrom
Added: Saturday, April 26, 2008


7 oz. semisweet chocolate
1 c. sugar
1/4 lb. butter
1 t. vanilla
7 eggs, separated
1/8 t. cream of tartar

Whipped Cream Frosting:

1 c. whipping cream

1/3 c. powdered sugar

1 t. vanilla

Preheat oven to 325.
Melt chocolate and butter over low heat. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and 3/4 c. sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 min. Gradually beat in warm chocolate mixture and vanilla.
In another large bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add remaining 1/4 c. sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until stiff. Fold egg whites carefully into chocolate mixture.
Pour 3/4 of the batter into an ungreased springform pan. Cover remaining batter and refrigerate. Bake cake 35 minutes.
Prepare Whipped Cream Frosting: set aside.
Remove cake from oven and cool. Cake will drop as it cools. Remove outside ring of springform pan.
Stir refrigerated batter to soften slightly. Spread on top of cake. Refrigerate until firm.
Spread Whipped Cream Frosting over tops and sides. Garnish with chocolate leaves, if desired.
Refrigerate several hours or overnight.




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