Chocolate-Orange Mousse Cake

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Chocolate-Orange Mousse Cake

Why This Recipe Works

The best chocolate mousse cake recipe produces a fudgy, chocolaty, and very rich dessert with a perfect texture. To get the sophisticated flavor we were looking for, we used bittersweet chocolate plus an ounce of unsweetened chocolate for d...

Why This Recipe Works

The best chocolate mousse cake recipe produces a fudgy, chocolaty, and very rich dessert with a perfect texture. To get the sophisticated flavor we were looking for, we used bittersweet chocolate plus an ounce of unsweetened chocolate for depth. Eight egg yolks and 1 1/2 sticks of butter gave our chocolate mousse cake recipe a melt-in-your-mouth texture. To keep the egg whites from collapsing under the weight of the chocolate, we beat them with brown sugar, which added flavor and stability. Finally, for a perfectly moist, creamy cake, we found it necessary to employ a water bath.

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Showstopper DessertsSeason 4, Ep. 426

When entertaining, we like desserts that look more complicated to prepare than they really are. A chocolate mousse cake requires a minimum of ingredients and comes together in minutes, but it is sure ...