Triple Chocolate Mousse

A true “chocoholic” is always guilt-free. Often even before the pleasant experience has started, it is already ruined by the mentally counting of calories and converting it into miles on the treadmill or days of eating salads. Whoever started the idea that chocolate is profane totally ruined it for the rest of us. Chocolate is supposed to make people happy.

It is not a “devil”. It is not “wicked”. It is not “sinful”.

 Staying true to the real chocolate spirit of “feel-good” indulgence can be difficult. It takes patience and perseverance. It takes determination and dedication. It takes strength and commitment. You need to set your mind, heart and appetite into it. And there’s no better way than to start with a dessert made of 3 layers of 3 different kinds of chocolates.  Forget about the calories. Forget about going to the gym. Forget about the world. Take a bite and enjoy… then take another… and another.

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

For the milk chocolate cake layer:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½  cup + 2 tablespoons milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 ¾  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ·         ¾ tsp.  baking soda
  • ¼ tsp.  salt
  • ½  cup water
  • ½  cup milk
For the dark chocolate mousse:
  • 1 tsp. powdered gelatin
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • ½  cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 ¼ cup heavy cream
For the white chocolate mousse:
  • 1 tsp. powdered gelatin
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup white chocolate
  • ¾  cup heavy cream
For the chocolate glaze and sauce:
  • ½ cup dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp.  vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325˚F. Put butter, sugar, and cocoa powder together in a mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed for about 4 minutes or until mixture appears fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until each one disappears. Add the chopped chocolate, and mix. In a medium bowl, put together all dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Fold the dry ingredients into the chocolate-sugar mixture just until roughly combined. Do not over-mix. In a pan over low heat, combine the milk and the water and bring to a quick simmer. Once it appears “bubbling”, take out from heat and pour on the bowl with other ingredients. Mix it until smooth and thoroughly combined. Grease or line an 18″ x 13″ sheet and pour the chocolate batter into it. Bake for 18 minutes.  Take pan out of the oven and place on a rack to cool.

While waiting for cake to cool, prepare the dark chocolate mousse. First bloom the gelatin – this is done by sprinkling gelatin powder on water in a small bowl and mixing until the powder is dissolved. Place milk on a pan over low heat and bring to simmer.  Take off from heat and pour over gelatin and mix until completely dissolved.

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