I got adapted this recipe from a few places. One as the Best Bites Chocolate Mousse but I changed it quite a bit. I also got the Torte idea from a Taste of Home cookbook but didn’t use their chocolate mousse recipe.
Add a Tbsp. of unflavored gelatin to 3 Tbsp of water and let sit for a minute while you heat up a cup of water to boiling in the microwave. Add to the gelatin and stir until dissolved. Let cool off.
Meanwhile mix: ½ a pint of whipped cream and package of chocolate instant pudding until the consistency of whipped cream. Then add a cup (or more depending on your tastes) of your favorite chocolate fudge ice-cream topping, a ½ cup of powdered sugar, and your gelatin from above. Mix slowly until everything is worked in.
For the torte-
Grease a 9 inch spring form pan and line with lady fingers on sides and bottom. Then pour on the mousse.
We didn’t love the lady fingers so next I would make a chocolate cake first and then put the mousse in the middle of the two layers. Then top with a ganache or something. Something to try in the future.