Chocolate Mousse Cake V

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A rich chocolate mousse is prepared with high quality chocolate and fresh eggs. Two thirds of the mousse is baked, and the rest is used as topping. Please note: this recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and the infirm do not consume raw eggs. Important: be sure to use only fresh eggs for this recipe.

1
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 to 9 - inch springform pan

Ingredients

  • 12 ½ ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • cup unsalted butter

  • 12 egg yolks

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 12 egg whites

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Butter a 9 inch springform pan, and line bottom with parchment paper.

  2. In the top of a double boiler, heat chocolate and unsalted butter, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.

  3. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar until thick and lemon-colored. Fold into chocolate mixture; set aside. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 1/8 cup sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the chocolate mixture, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Pour 2/3 of mixture into prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until filling is just firm in the center. Allow to cool, then remove from pan and refrigerate 1 hour.

  5. In a medium bowl, whip cream to soft peaks and fold into remaining chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate.

  6. Spread remaining mousse over cooled cake and dust with cocoa.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
19g Fat
19g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 184mg 61%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 158mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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