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Chocolate Mousse Torte

Chocolate Mousse TorteAn impressive chocolate torte filled with chocolate mousse.

Recipe Ingredients:

2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/3 cups milk

Chocolate Mousse Filling:
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 tablespoon cold water
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 cup cold whipping cream
1/3 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Dutch Processed Cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1-inch jelly roll pan with foil; grease and flour foil.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture, alternately with milk, beating until well blended. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Invert onto wire rack; carefully peel off foil. Cool completely.
  5. Prepare Chocolate Mousse Filling.
  6. For Chocolate Mousse Filling: Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small cup; let stand several minutes to soften. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is dissolved and mixture is clear. Cool 5 minutes. Beat whipping cream, powdered sugar, cocoa and vanilla in medium bowl until thickened; pour in gelatin mixture and beat until stiff. Use immediately. Makes about 2 cups filling.
  7. Trim edges from cake; cut cake crosswise into 4 equal pieces, each about 9 x 3 1/2-inches. Place one layer on serving plate; spread with about 1/2 cup filling. Repeat with 2 more layers; pipe or spread fourth layer with remaining filling. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Cover; refrigerate leftover torte.

Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.