Saturday, March 20, 2010

Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake



My brother is very much a chocoholic like me - it runs in the family. So when he gets on a plane to fly 3,000 miles to spend his hard-earned spring break with me, what do I do?

I feed him, of course!

I teased him lots beforehand though. Every recipe I saw that looked even slightly tempting to me, I emailed to him with "Should I make you this?" ... "Or how about this?" ... "Ooh, we might be able to make this too!" I think he didn't eat at all the week before in preparation.

Out of the flood of goodies though, this one caught his eye. It's a chocolate-crusted cheesecake with a semi-sweet mousse layer topped with bittersweet ganache. It's rich enough that a single slice will satisfy. And after two days, it's now half gone.

Well, ok, I cheat: we took part of it to a party. But it is tasty.


Recipe is compliments of Mangio da Sola - the only adjustments I made were to omit the coffee and alcohol. I won't reiterate it here as you really should visit her site, if just for the pictures. Nom nom nom.



13 comments:

Memória said...

Wow!! Thanks for posting back to me! Your cheesecake looks amazing! I didn't add the alcohol either. The coffee was just to intensify the chocolate flavor, but I know it still tasted amazing without it. Good job!!! Wow again! You're making me want this again. :)

Weeva said...

It's tasty stuff - thank you for the original! There's one slice left and I'm... trying... to .... hold off... oh man, but it's difficult!

Losillewen said...

Wow, you're right... the pictures on her site are amazing!! (As are yours, dear =) I'm thinking I need to invest in a proper digital camera...

clea walford said...

what a wonderful chocolate mousse cheesecake, must try it this weekend!

The Sukkar Chef said...

This looks devine! It definitely makes my list of things I want to bake!

Mark said...

Wow. This looks delish. I love mousse and cheesecake, so when I saw this I had to check it out. Great job.

singh from dominos india said...

That looks delicious! ITs always good having a great recipe that everyone LOVES!

CHEERS!

The manly Housewife said...

Yum! This looks great I put recipe in my to do list....

Miami catering said...

I really like your post because I myself is in love with Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake. This recipe is definitely tasteful and one of a kind. Thanks for sharing!

Yoshi Blade said...

This chocolate mousse cheesecake looks wonderful. Thanks for the post and link to the recipe.

Murat said...

Ohhh Great.. I liked.

Thanks

Murat

Fork and Whisk said...

That looks so good. Oh man my wife would love this too.

Şifalı Bitkiler said...

I jut had it and it was awesome! Thank you for sharing!