Triple chocolate mousse cake – the one and only dessert for a true chocolate lover. Perfect showstopper for a special occasion.
Welcome to day twelve of our Valentine’s Day Celebration event! Do you see that slice up there? This, ladies and gentlemen, is the ultimate chocolate dessert. Not only it’s triple chocolate but it is made of layers of mousse. Creamy mousse, that melts in your mouth and transfers you into a sweet bliss. I had this cake on my to-make list for so long and it finally happened!
It is also the most labor intense dessert I have ever made. It can take up to 2 days to make it, only if you decide though. You can make it all in one day if you start early in the morning. But it’s crucial to let every layer set before adding the next one. It is important to read the instructions before proceeding. You need to plan well when making this cake. You need to be patient and gentle. Lots of love goes into making this cake. And that’s also why it’s so rewarding in the end.
The look is breath-taking itself. I know because when I presented this cake to my Hubby, he had a reaction he only has to impressive looking desserts. Then came the “oooh’s” and “ahhh’s” and I knew it tastes as incredible as it looks.
You may think it’s utterly rich. Well, it is in texture but because of it’s made of chocolate mousse – it’s airy and light. And that makes it incredibly easy to eat. Which most likely will make you reach for another slice. Not that I know anything about that… Ahem….
This is my favorite special occasion dessert. Perfect for a wedding anniversary (ours is quickly approaching – another excuse to make it :)) or Valentine’s Day. Or anytime you decide you need it.
And trust me. If you are a chocolate lover, you need to try this cake. It is time consuming to make it but there is a huge satisfaction awaiting you in the end.
The best chocolate dessert.
For condensed instructions and printable recipe please click button below
Original recipe from Cook’s Illustrated (November/December Issue, 2009)
I hope you will give this cake a try and enjoy the most amazing treat ever.
Come back tomorrow for another fun treat! In the meantime, you can follow our Pinterest board where you will find all the treats from the event!