Chocolate Mousse Cake for Chocolate Moosey

Chocolate Mousse Cake-deep rich mousse with a walnut crust!

Chocolate Mousse Cake-deep rich mousse with a walnut crust!

 

I’m always on the hunt for a good Chocolate Mousse. Rich, dense, smooth, decadent. It’s a lifelong quest, you might saY. my burden to bear.

So while I love Chocolate Mousse. the Hubby is against anything with raw egg. Most chocolate mousse is made with raw egg. I know what you’re thinking, what about cookie dough and cake batter? Nope, he won’t touch them. He used to try and forbid the kids from licking the beaters but we’d just go behind his back and do it anyway. After many years, he just pretends not to see it but he still doesn’t approve.

Now the kids, they’ve grown to understand, there’s a place for raw eggs. Beaters, spatulas and mixing bowls are to be licked. Smart kids. They take after their mama.

Chocolate Mousse Cake-deep rich mousse with a walnut crust!

I really don’t know why I try so hard to find a mousse he’ll like. After all, it’s more for me if he’s not having any. I think I just want to “win” the battle, make him see things my way, come over to the dark side, the “dark chocolate side.”

This cake may have done it. It’s baked, no raw eggs. It’s not light and fluffy. It’s dense and rich and decadent.

This cake is also the perfect cake to help my friend Carla of Chocolate Moosey celebrate her birthday!

Not only does Carla make amazing treats like Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Texas Sheet Cake and Cookie Cutter Fudge for Christmas Presents, she makes Spiced Cookie Dough Ice Cream and Mexican Hot Cocoa Sandwich Cookies. Carla is an even sweeter friend than the treats she can make. She’s got Photography Tutorials and Twitter tutorials and prop tutorials on her blog. She just recently posted the best ever how to create a Recipe index. She’s an active member of several blogging groups both on facebook and Google +.

Chocolate Mousse Cake-deep rich mousse with a walnut crust!

So Happy Birthday My Friend!

Chocolate Mousse Cake for Chocolate Moosey

Ingredients

    for Crust
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • filling
  • 16 ounces semi sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped or 3 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, finely chop nuts, then add butter and pulse to combine. Press evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch spring-form pan.
  2. For the filling-in a medium saucepan, heat chocolate and cream over low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is melted and smooth. remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  3. In a large bowl beat together eggs and vanilla at low speed until foamy. Increase speed to high and gradually add in flour and sugar until thick, about 10 minutes.
  4. Fold into chocolate 1/3 of egg mixture, taking time to combine.
  5. Next fold chocolate mixture, one half at a time into egg mixture. Spread batter into prepared crust. Place springform pan on cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 40-45 minutes, until puffed around outer edges and center is set when gently shaken.
  6. Cool on wire rack for 30 minutes before removing sides to cool completely.
  7. Chill for 4 hours or overnight before serving.
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Chocolate Mousse Cake-deep rich mousse with a walnut crust!

And Carla, It’s not just me that’s wishing you a Happy Birthday…

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Comments

  1. What sweet friends to do this for Carla. This mousse cake is out of the world decadent!

  2. That is the most decadent beautiful thing I have seen lately. I really must make this – the perfect treat for our birthday party today! You said such wonderful things about her.

  3. Wow! So rich and luscious looking. What an incredible dessert. It’s the best mousse cake I’ve seen. I have to give it a try.

  4. Let me wipe the drool off my face…

  5. Ohmahgaw. I want to finger dive right down into the middle. What? Like you never do that???

  6. I come from a medical family and we all lick the beaters and bowls- it’s nbd. I like this moose is rich and decadent! There’s never enough rich chocolate desserts!

  7. This moose cake is out of this world Joan! While I have nothing against raw egg (people who don’t eat raw batter are weird), I definitely in the cooked moose camp. Incredible!

  8. Joan, you are truly the queen of chocolate. I can’t get over how incredibly dense, rich, creamy and luscious that mousse is. *accidentally face plants into cake* Oops, guess I’ll have to eat the whole thing!

  9. Um yeah this is def the best chocolate mousse cake I’ve everrr seen!

  10. Oh my goodness… what an absolutely gorgeous cake! I love Moose/Mousse!

  11. I see what you did there – chocolate mousse, chocolate moose. You know I actually get people calling me Chocolate Moussey. I love how you took luscious chocolate mousse and turned it into a birthday cake. Thank you so much for throwing me this party! :)

  12. Wow, love that crust and what’s inside is definitely impressive too, so rich and chocolatey!

  13. That looks absolutely amazing! Carla is pretty awesome, and so are her friends for helping her celebrate her birthday:)

  14. What fun! How sweet are you guys. This cake looks divine!

  15. I’m visiting from Whimsy Wednesday and I’ve pinned this wonderful recipe.

  16. This looks amazing!!! My husband tries to resist the cookie dough because of the eggs but he can’t. :)

  17. Wowww…..This looks absolutely yummy. My mouth is watering right now. I am pinning this for future reference. Got to try this one out! Thanks for sharing.

    Ellya

    CuriositaEllya

  18. This looks so good! I would love for you to link to http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/assets-and-efforts-linky-party-2.html

    Thanks,
    Angela

  19. how decadent! the nut crust is a nice touch!

  20. Oh my goodness this chocolate mousse cake looks amazing!! I’m just drooling on my keyboard and thinking, I need to make this. What a great way to celebrate Carla. I adore her and love her blog!

  21. Joan, this mousse cake looks divine. I’m dying to try that fudgy center. Drool!

  22. You had me at chocolate! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

  23. Wowza! This cake looks incredible! I can tell I’d need a glass of milk with this baby :) Thanks so much for sharing Joan!

  24. Oh my gosh!!!! I WILL be making this soon. I may even dream about it tonight!. :) Thanks for sharing with us at Real Housemoms.

  25. This looks like it’s To Die For! Featuring this week at Terrific Tuesdays.

  26. Hi Joan! I enjoyed reading your comment on food blogging events. Thanks for the tips and words of encouragement. Do you guys have any posts about the events you’ve attended? I’d love to read them!

    I love chocolate mousse! I can understand your husband’s hesitance about eating raw eggs. I used to be that way. But after I started cooking/baking for a living, it’s important for me to taste everything, and that includes things with raw eggs. Lol people eat raw eggs everyday and don’t get sick. I have yet to get sick from it.

  27. Mackenzie says:

    This looks amazing and I will be trying the recipe.

    Just to confirm it’s 6 full eggs, not just egg whites correct?

  28. the cake looks so delicious. I love the nut crust.

  29. Thanks for sharing yout recipe I’ll try it.

  30. Where has this been all my life?

  31. Hi! I just found you and am so excited to check out all your recipes. The Mousse Cake is going on my must make list!

  32. Wonderful recipe. Thats what i needed. Thank you very much!

  33. Golda Weiser says:

    Amazing recipe! Thank you!! note: do not over bake! I overdid it by prob 7 minutes, middle was perfect but outer ring was a little dry…

  34. Lucille says:

    What other crust will work well. I hate walnuts and almonds, but the mousse sounds good,m

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