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Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cathy Yaras

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Cake


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
7 ounces semisweet chocolate
pound unsalted butter
7 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
⅛ teaspoon cream of tarter
Chocolate leaves

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325F. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and cup of sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Gradually beat in warm chocolate mixture and 1 teaspoon vanilla. In another large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tarter until soft peaks form. Add cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until stiff. Fold egg whites carefully into chocolate mixture. Pour of the batter into an ungreased 9 by 3-inch springform pan. Cover remaining batter and refrigerate. Bake the cake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Place on serving plate and fill with the reserved batter. Decorate cake with whipped cream and chocolate leaves.
 

Chocolate Leaves


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 ounces bittersweet, semisweet, or white chocolate, chopped
10 assorted sizes of leaves, wiped clean

Directions:
Directions:
Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt chocolate in top of double boiler over simmering water, stirring until smooth and instant-read thermometer inserted into chocolate registers 115F. Brush chocolate over veined side (underside) of 1 leaf or dip leaf in the chocolate, coating thickly and completely. Arrange chocolate side up on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining leaves and chocolate, rewarming chocolate, if necessary, to maintain 115F temperature. Chill leaves until firm, about 45 minutes. Starting at stem end, carefully pull back green leaf, releasing chocolate leaf; return leaves to same baking sheet. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and keep chilled.
 

Whipped Cream


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
cup heavy cream
⅓ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Make whipped cream by beating cream with sugar and vanilla. Whisk just until the cream reaches stiff peaks.

 

 

 

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