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.

23 comments:

Flourchild said...

I thought the cakes weight was next to nothing too! Did you like it!?

Cakelaw said...

Hi Michelle, I liked it well enough, but I didn't love it. I'd rather have a slab of good old fashioned chocolate cake any day.

yummychunklet said...

Your layers formed a lot better than mine. And, you were smart to make a small version for yourself. I was constantly tempted to get another piece of the large cake. I had to give the rest away!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

This looks gorgeous! Love a good chocolate mousse cake.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Ooh this would be a perfect chocolate ending to a big meal (when something really heavy is too much) :)

Ivy said...

A chocolate cake is always welcome and I am sure I would not stop eating it.

Elaine said...

Yours looks so much more moussey er mousselike (are these even words?!) than mine! I can see how light and fluffy it is. I made a small one which cracked and collapsed on itself so it was denser. Didn't this taste just wonderful?

Lizzy said...

Beautiful! How did yours not crack? I'm sure your co-workers were thrilled with this treat :)

Jayne said...

Yours looks perfect!

Sis. Boom. said...

Looks great. I think I would do this in rings or as my mother does it, flat and rolled up as a chocolate roll.

Cher said...

I thought that this was rather good. I agree that small portions were just right on this dessert!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Mine didn't crack either... strange! Lovely looking layers on yours! :)

Mary said...

Mmm, that looks really good! I was surprised to read that it was so light--I didn't make it, as I was afraid it would be too heavy and chocolaty. So, I made a plain old chocolate cake instead. Off to see about those Lamingtons now!
:)

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Johanna GGG said...

mmmm chocolate on chocolate - sounds good to me

susan said...

i just returned from a 3 days in Catalina (school trip with my son) and there was one piece left. lucky me!

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I had 2 different mousses so v different textures!
Actually i loved it enough to make it again:-)
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Cakelaw said...

Hi Susan, at least you got to try it - so annoying if you don't even get a piece when you made it.

Maggie, sounds like fun - will see what I can come up with - may be the week after next, as I am away from my kitchen.

Hi SPF, noted and will do.

Kayte said...

Your description sounds intriguing and the cake looks great! I was so proud of myself this week getting my FFwD finished and ready to post on Friday and then I realized I was supposed to have made this cake and I made the b'stilla instead! Oh, well, I'm now ready for the b'stilla post!

jillbert said...

It looks lovely! I'd like to get back into the swing of FFwD, but I'm not sure if it will happen!

onewetfoot said...

Your mini-cake, like the others I've seen, seems to have a lot more lift than the larger ones. We enjoyed this cake, as a change from other flourless chocolate cakes.

Frolicking Night Owl said...

Job well done. Enjoyed your post!