A decadent, four layer chocolate tortefilled and decorated with a luscious chocolate mousse.
Recipe: Chocolate DecadentMousse Torte
Torte:2/3 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/3 cups milk Chocolate Mousse Filling:1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin 1 tablespoon cold water 2 tablespoons boiling water 1 cup cold whipping cream 1/3 cup powdered sugar 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1-inch jelly roll pan with foil; grease andflour foil.
For Torte: In a medium bowl, stir togetherflour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter and sugar untilcreamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
Gradually add flour mixture to buttermixture, alternately with milk, beating until well blended. Spreadbatter into prepared pan.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Invertonto wire rack; carefully peel off foil. Cool completely.
For Chocolate Mousse Filling: Sprinklegelatin over cold water in small cup; let stand several minutesto soften. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is dissolvedand mixture is clear. Cool 5 minutes.
Beat whipping cream, powdered sugar, cocoaand vanilla in medium bowl until thickened; pour in gelatin mixtureand beat until stiff. Use immediately.
To Assemble: Trim edges from cake; cutcake crosswise into 4 equal pieces, each about 9 x 3 1/2-inches.Place one layer on serving plate; spread with about 1/2 cup filling.Repeat with 2 more layers; pipe decoratively or spread fourthlayer with remaining filling. Refrigerate until ready to serve.Refrigerate leftover torte.
Makes 10 to 12 servings.
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