Friday, January 21, 2011
FFwD - Michel Rostang's Double Chocolate Mousse Cake
This week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe is Michel Rostang's Double Chocolate Mousse Cake.
This cake is basically comprised of a baked chocolate mousse base, onto which you pile more chocolate mousse which you can serve cold, or which you can bake and serve warm or cold.
The process gives the cake a number of layers and textures despite it being made of layers of the same mousse:
I made one large cake and one mini cake (for me). I was surprised at how light this cake is - it weighs about nothing.
I made the double baked version, which I served cold. It is a very rich chocolatey cake, so it is just as well that it is light, as a small piece is enough. The cake is also not very tall - my mini one was slightly taller than the big one, but there is not acres of cake to go around.
To see what the other FFwD members thought of this cake, visit the LYL section of the website for this week.