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This rich white-chocolate mousse filling for layer cakes can also be made with dark chocolate or milk chocolate.More Light-to Dark-Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Tom Douglas
February 2012

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Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 1/2 cups, enough for one 9-inch, 2-layer cake
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let stand until softened.

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  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the cream until softly whipped. Refrigerate until chilled, about 10 minutes.

  • In a small, microwave-safe bowl, heat the orange liqueur at high power until hot, about 45 seconds. Stir in the softened gelatin until dissolved.

  • In another medium bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar and salt at high speed until pale and thickened, about 5 minutes. While beating the yolks, beat in the orange-gelatin liquid; scrape the side and bottom of the bowl. Beat in the melted chocolate. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the whipped cream in 2 additions. Scrape the mousse into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours or overnight.

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