Chocolate Tort with Chocolate Rum Mousse

21 Oct

Also for our wedding, we needed to appease Rafe’s dad, who is a chocaholic. In addition to our wedding cake, we also made and served a chocolate tort cake.

Tort Ingredients (double for 2 cakes, if you want the mousse to be the filling between layers):

  • 2 sticks minus 1 Tbsp butter
  • 7 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 c sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • Rounded tablespoon of flour
Tort Instructions:
  • Pre-heat 350°F. Line an 8-inch round cake pan with parchment paper (no need to if you’re using a non-stick pan).
  • Melt together the butter with the chocolate in a double-boiler. Transfer into a medium mixing-bowl. Add in the sugar, stir with a wooden spoon and let cool a little. Add in the eggs one by one, mixing well after each addition. Finally, add in the flour and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan, and put into the oven to bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the center is set but still a little wobbly. Turn the oven off but leave the cake inside for another ten minutes, then put the pan on a cooling rack on the counter to cool completely. Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate.
Ted’s Rum Mousse Au Chocolat Ingredients:

  • 1 cup semisweet choc pieces (~6 oz)
  • 5 tbsp boiling water
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 tbsp dark rum

Mousse Au Chocolat Instructions:

  • Put chocolate pieces in blender at high speed for six seconds.  Shut motor, scrape chocolate from sides with a knife and add boiling water.  Blend at high speed for ten seconds.
  • Add egg yolks and rum and blend three seconds until smooth.  Fold chocolate mixture into stiffly beaten egg whites.  Chill.
  • This recipe makes eight servings if you were to serve it in separate dishes.  The egg yolks give it body so the mousse won’t collapse and disappear between layers.

One Response to “Chocolate Tort with Chocolate Rum Mousse”


  1. Cranberry Ginger Sauce « Kitchen Mess - November 29, 2011

    […] a huge chocolate fan, which I back 100%). Lacking for time, and also chocolate, we whipped up the Mousse described here, but with bourbon instead of rum. […]

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