Monday, March 29, 2010

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Tonight marks the beginning of Passover, and thus it also means no flour in my cooking. For the seder we go to, usually I bring something along the lines of a cheesecake or fruit tart--lighter flavors, at least, after a big meal--made with a nut or matzoh crust. But this year I couldn't resist the lure of this recipe, originally from Cook's Illustrated. The base is a dark, rich flourless mousse cake, which is topped with a semisweet mousse and then a white chocolate mousse. And for everyone out there who thinks they don't like white chocolate, I have two points: a) the white chocolate mousse here is a lighter counterpoint to all the chocolatey richness underneath it, and b) get the good stuff--it makes a huge difference. I topped the cake with chocolate shards, raspberries and blackberries. It's hard, and not entirely appropriate to take pictures of your own food during a dinner party, but I wanted to show the inside of this cake, too. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

4 comments:

Valen said...

This looks delicious! I've never had a flourless cake before, someday, someday.

Kt said...

It was really good -- very light and flavorful!

Bonnie said...

Cake was awesome! (I know the photo isn't of my piece because mine was gone 15 seconds after it was placed on the plate.)

Kt said...

Thanks Bonnie!