Thursday, January 20, 2011

Michel Rostang's Double Chocolate Mousse Cake

I really tried to not eat sweets after the holidays.  I meant to stick with my promise to be good.  But, what does one do when everybody in the house is craving sweets?  Well, one thinks of a reason to make something!  I came up with my rationale easily.  I visited Dorie Greenspan's webpage, French Fridays with Dorie, to see what I was supposed to be making...I have been a bit lax lately and thought I would make an effort to get back in the groove.  I was in luck!  This was the week for Michel Rostang's Double Chocolate Mousse Cake.  There couldn't have been anything that would have had more appeal.

The wonderful aroma that wafted through the house had everybody anxiously waiting...but there were questions...."What?  It has to cool for how long?  Then it has to chill for how many hours?  Geeez mom!"  Oh, but it was well worth the wait!


This was an easy cake to make.  The mousse was smooth, like velvet....just like the first bite..this cake is velvety and rich.  It isn't overly sweet.  It just has a wonderfully deep chocolate flavor that had all of us savoring each bite.


I hope that Santa brought you Dorie's cookbook, Around My French Table.  It is a delightful read packed with super recipes.  (You can find the recipe on page 446.)  If Santa didn't put a copy in your stocking maybe he will bring you one for Valentine's Day! ....or bring you one, just because!


I am linking this to French Fridays with Dorie.  Stop by if you have time and take a look at the variety of recipes that have been made and what is coming up!

16 comments:

  1. It's not nice to post this sort of delicious, chocolate yumminess so soon after Christmas. But, since you have, I just might make it for my sweet deprived (slim) husband. A friend of mine is headed out of town for a month and graciously loaned me her "Around My French Table". I've already started marking recipes.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. My husband wants chocolate for his birthday cake. This might just be the one.

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  3. Chocolate velvet? Oh boy, it doesn't get any better than that. I'm starting a new linky on my blog this week Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday." I'd like to invite you to stop by then and link this lusciousness up.

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  4. The cake looks perfect and I'm so, so happy you loved it.

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  5. This looks like a 10star dessert..Beautiful!

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  6. Beautiful cake, Kate. That would satisfy my sweet tooth for sure.

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  7. I agree it was very satisfying for the sweet tooth, but it was so light that the sweet tooth wanted the whole thing!

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  8. Now that's what I call a chocoholics dream. Lovely cake Kate. B:)

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  9. I cant resist a chocolate cake especially a French one, that is all chocolate and nothing else!

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  10. It's hard to resist a French chocolate cake. I have Dorie's book and I'll make notes from your post. Thanks for the advice on the waiting time. I always trip on that.
    Sam

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  11. Ha ha , Santa already got my book and i made this one too:-)
    Lovee ur luscious cake on the pretty cake plate. is that Gracie?

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  12. Christmas was almost a month ago, so I think it's okay to make sweets again! It must be so. Very nice!

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  13. I'm watching my weight too...so did a lot of things in advance for the blog. I got Dorie's book for Christmas will look up the recipe and see if it's similar to the one I'm going to post this weekend. Guess everyone's in a chocolate frame of mind!

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  14. Rich and delicious - definitely worth the wait!

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