Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Chocolate Mousse Torte

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.

Chocolate Mousse-

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.