Four Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Cake

    9 hours 10 minutes

    Who doesn't love chocolate mousse? This mousse cake has only four ingredients and is easy to make. Keep in mind it contains raw eggs so use good ones.

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    Makes: 1 cake

    • 320g cooking chocolate, chopped
    • 320g unsalted butter
    • 10 eggs, separated
    • 1 1/4 cups (250g) white sugar

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:9hours10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Butter a 23 cm springform tin and line bottom with baking paper.
    2. In the top of a double boiler, heat chocolate and unsalted butter, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.
    3. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until thick and lemon-coloured. Fold into chocolate mixture; set aside. In a separate bowl beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the chocolate mixture, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Pour 2/3 of mixture into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate remaining 1/3 of mousse.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to minutes or until filling is just firm in the centre. Allow to cool, then remove from pan and refrigerate 1 hour. Spread remaining mousse over cooled cake and refrigerate overnight.

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    This is everybody's favorite recipe, but it is very time consuming. . . The cake is so special with strawberries cut in half and placed all the way around the cake with the stem side up, it hides any imperfections as well, and several friends request that I make the cake with sliced almonds on the sides. It is one of the most delicious recipes that I have!  -  22 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Confused about the coffee granules, but otherwise a great recipe. If you want a richer flavour, try using dark chocolate (preferably 85% cocoa) in place of the semisweet chocolate.  -  26 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    what do you do with the coffee granules??  -  14 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)