French Fridays with Dorie: Michel Rostang’s Double Chocolate Mousse Cake

January 21, 2011 at 11:09 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, french fridays with dorie, groups, sweet things | 24 Comments

michel rostangs's double chocolate mousse cake

This is baked chocolate mousse.  End of post.

Really, that’s all I think needs to be said.  It is dark and silky and my idea of a perfectly elegant chocolate dessert.  There are options with this cake, too.  You can bake of just part of the mousse as a base, then top it with the remaining mousse and either chill it as-is or bake it again.  If you bake it again, you can either eat it warm or pop it in the fridge and eat it cold.  Decision tree analysis is not my forte, but in the end I opted for the fully baked variation and enjoyed it chilled (and I think it was a good call).  Don’t fret when your cake comes out of the oven puffed and then totally sinks in the middle as it rests.  It’s supposed to…and anyway, that dip is the perfect spot to pile on whipped cream!

michel rostangs's double chocolate mousse cake

I think I’ll be making this again for Valentine’s Day.  For the recipe, see Around my French Table by Dorie Greenspan.  Don’t forget to check out my fellow francophiles’ posts (and you might want to check out the P&Q section…some folks had problems with mousee seeping while baking, although I did not experience this)!

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  1. Oh heavens! I think I could jump into that right now! Gorgeous!

  2. I so totally love you for being in both groups Steph. MUAH! Looks lovely. I think my chocoholic boy, Liam, is going to love it.

    My first layer is chilling. Hoping I can get it finished before the good light is gone.

  3. Wow. That just looks incredible – and perfect for Valentine’s Day! :)

  4. Yes, perfect dip for ice cream or whipped cream. I loved how fudgy it was.

  5. I like the look of the center of your cake. Very brownie-esque. Great job!

  6. Ooooooh, this looks absolutely amazing! Love the addition of whipped cream on top. :)

  7. Steph, your cake looks amazingly delicious! Beautiful job!

  8. this looks like the perfect dessert! as you said, so smooth and silky. definitely going to make this.
    did you serve it warm or cold?

  9. Wow, that looks amazing!

  10. My first layer is in the oven too, and looking at your pictures I really wish I had started this earlier and was enjoying it already. Yummm!

  11. Looks fabulous! Your right that little dip in the cake is just right for some lovely whipped cream. Lovely Job! B:)

  12. Oh my gosh! That cake’s center looks like pure rich chocolate silk! Is it bad that I would rather spend a friday night with a cake like this instead of going out? :D

  13. Yes. That’s the perfect dessert!

  14. What a nice looking cake. That’s A LOT of whipped cream :)

  15. I love how yours looks. It may inspire me to want to try again with a smaller pan!

  16. Looks wonderful. I thought I was all set this week and then on the day of posting I kept wondering why everyone was posting this when it was supposed to be the B’stilla…obviously not everyone else could be in error…so I am all ready for the B’stilla post and will be timely on that, late with this. Can you tell me what size/kind of pan you used? I want to make a smaller one than she has listed. Wasn’t sure how to do that.

    • I used my 6-inch springform and did half a recipe.

      • Thanks, Steph!

  17. That dollop of whipped cream just would totally seal the deal for me. Beautiful!

  18. Yours looks stunning and delicious-I love how you filled it to the brim with whipped cream !

  19. You didn’t need to do more than post the pictures with this one. This looks outstanding – says the girl who is in denial about liking chocolate.

  20. Oh wow does this look good. I’m into chocolate mousse in any form! Must try this!

  21. It’s only 9am here, but I could easily dig into some of that cake. Wow, chocolately indeed. I must be getting my book out and making this one, for sure!!!


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