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Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Torte

Posted on 24 August 2009 by Mădălina

I have been in quarantine for the last 11 days– turns out I caught a wicked bronchial infection. My routine included a lot of bed rest, and almost no baking; it was a horrible punishment.

My mom e-mailed me this recipe from a phenomenal website, and although my attempt was sub par (I took several naps in between steps!), the cake is irresistible.

Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Torte; adapted from Laura Adamache

Chocolate Meringue Layer:

4 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp flour
2 eggs – egg whites only
2 tbsp butter – room temperature
1 tbsp cocoa powder

Vanilla Layer:
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla sugar

White Chocolate Strawberry Mousse:
½ cup strawberries – washed and sliced
½ cup white chocolate – cut into small pieces
2 cups whip cream – liquid form
1 packet of knox gelatine (or similar)

Chocolate Mousse:
1 cup bittersweet chocolate
¾ cup whip cream
1 packet of knox gelatin (or similar)

12 Strawberries
2 cups bakers chocolate – bittersweet

* A springform pan is required– I used a 9”; but I think 7” will work better

1.Start off by making a meringue out of two eggs; add sugar slowly. Once you have achieved stiff peaks, blend in flour, butter, and cocoa powder. I made the mistake of folding in the mixture; I later realized that it isn’t necessary, and you can use a whisk to blend the ingredients in.

2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and spread a 1/4” layer of chocolate meringue mixture. Use a fork; or a icing comb to create a square pattern, first by dragging horizontally, then vertically. In theory, this should create a gap for the vanilla cake layer to peak through– this also didn’t work out very well for me (non the less, it tasted great!). Once you have scored the meringue, place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 45 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 325′C. In a clean dish, whip the eggs and sugar (the mixture should approximately double in volume). Slowly add the flour and vanilla.

4. Spread a thin layer of the cake batter on top of the chocolate meringue layer. Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown.

5. When the cake sheet is out of the oven, dust it with powdered sugar, and set aside to cool. Once cool, cut the cake into a strip wide enough to surround your springform pan. Use remaining cake pieces to cover the bottom.

Strawberry Mousse:
6. Prepare the gelatin packet as directed and set aside.

7. Puree the strawberries. I used my magic bullet, but a food processor would do just fine:) In a small saucepan, bring strawberry puree and sugar to to a boil; constantly stirring to avoids burning. Bring heat to a low, and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from stove and set aside and allow to cool

8. In a separate saucepan, bring the whip cream to a gentle boil, and turn off the heat. Add the white chocolate, and stir until melted. Add whip cream mixture to strawberry mixture, and add the gelatin and mix well. Pour the strawberry mousse into the spring form pan, and allow to cool in the fridge for 2 hours.

9. While the strawberry mousse sets, melt the bakers chocolate in a double boiler– I have a chocolate melter; but the traditional method works just as well. Dip the strawberries, and set on parchment paper to cool. On a separate piece of parchment paper, I doodled rough designs using a parchment triangle– You could always use a piping bag.

Chocolate Mousse Layer:

10. Prepare gelatin according to packet. In a small saucepan, melt remaining chocolate with whip cream. Once the chocolate melts, remove from heat and add gelatin and pour over strawberry mousse.

11. Place the cake in the fridge for about an hour to set. Once set, garnish with whip cream, strawberries, and chocolate.


14 Comments For This Post

  1. alison Says:

    chiar ma gindeam de unde cunosc tortul asta…felicitari,cit de bine ti-a iesit!ai un blog minunat!multa sanatate,ai grija de tine!

  2. Jessica Says:

    it really does look duhlicious!I bet the taste is as good as it looks!good job!

  3. illnana Says:

    holy eff!!! that looks amazing!!!

  4. ~RED~ Says:

    hay,i just came back to see this again with my daughter, Chy ( 12) we are going to make this on mothers day for my mom. You mind if i post if i make it? Let me know,

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