The Chocolate Mousse Cake That Fell from Heaven
135 mins (prep 60, cooking 75)
22 ingredients
12-14 servings
This is a recipe from Gourmet which I have changed to be even more seductive. It is an incredible cake! There are no shortcuts with this cake, and please, try not to use subsitutions. If you really cannot find buttermilk, stir a tablespoon of lemon juice into full-cream milk and let it stand to thicken. It's best to see this as a great creative effort, forget about fat and calories, and Just Do It, LOL!! The type of cocoa powder you use does not matter -- we only get Dutch process, and it makes the cake even more chocolatey. Don't refrigerate, it improves on standing. Just keep it in a cool place, covered. ADDED on May 11, after the disaster experienced by A & A's Mom! Not sure what happened there, but to prevent any chance of the cake breaking, either spoon on the ganache carefully, or pour on from the SIDES of the top layer. I confess I'm not sure how A & A's Mom's cake split like that!!

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Serving Size (260.52 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 900.22 Calories from Fat 243.9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27.1g 500.29%
Saturated Fat 8.35g 501.12%
Trans Fat 0.5g %
Cholesterol 36.66mg 146.65%
Sodium 846.24mg 423.12%
Total Carbohydrate 156.16g 624.65%
Dietary Fiber 5.92 g 284.03%
Sugars 100.6 g %
Protein 15.37g 368.84%
Vitamin A 330.01IU% Vitamin C 0.98mg%
Calcium 432.92mg% Iron 5.98mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large egg yolks, strong coffee, large eggs, fresh