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Flourless Chocolate Mousse Cake

Author/Submitted by: California Beach Recipe - by Joan and Carl Stromquist, ISBN: 0-9622807-3-9, Typed for you by Karen Mintzias
Servings: 8
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Coffee / Desserts

6    Eggs
1/2  cup  Sugar
1  pound  Semisweet chocolate, melted
1/4  cup  Strong coffee
1  cup  Heavy cream
1  teaspoon  Vanilla extract
    Powdered sugar, for garnish
    Vanilla ice cream, see notes

1. In a medium bowl place the eggs and sugar, and beat them together for 3 to 4 minutes, or until eggs are light in color.

2. Add the melted chocolate and coffee, and stir them in until the mixture is smooth.

3. In anther medium bowl place the heavy cream and whip it until it is stiff. Add the vanilla and stir it in.

4. Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture.

5. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

6. Pour the mixture into a buttered 9" springform pan. Place the pan in a baking dish that is half filled with hot water. Bake the mousse cake in the water bath for 1 hour.

7. Turn off the heat and let the cake sit in the oven for another 15 minutes.

8. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for 30 minutes.

"This is a wonderful, dense, almost brownie-like cake. Sprinkle on some powdered sugar and serve it with vanilla ice cream. YUMMY is the word!"

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