I almost forgot the finishing touch on the Comfort Food post on Baked Beef that I made yesterday. What's comfort food without an indulgent dessert?
That's Chocolate Mousse Cake. It's chocolate cake with chocolate mousse between the layers, sprinkled with chopped chocolate bar. The top has chocolate ganache poured over it, with the rest of the chopped chocolate bar sprinkled over all.
I basically used the recipe found here, but I substituted Chocolate Fudge Cake mix for the cake mix in the recipe. I also used a big chopped up Twix bar instead of a toffee bar - since we aren't big toffee fans. It turned out really good, but I'll go with a different candy bar next time - or maybe some chopped up Girl Scout cookies....
And no, my Mrs. and I did not eat the entire cake ourselves. We each had a piece and the rest is "donated" to one of our neighbors. That's our usual plan of attack for "cheat day". We eat sensibly for the whole week, and then relax for one day on the weekend. Our Neighbors reap the benefits... but not Smokey McHacksalot's crew across the street.
Those folks are creepy.