drema's "chocolate crown mousse"

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Drema Bryant
from High Point, NC

For chocolate and mousee lovers - this is as good as it gets. Pretty too! I hope you enjoy. I tend to forget about this and pulled it out to share!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 20
prep time 45 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For drema's "chocolate crown mousse"

  • 20
    ladyfingers, plain, split length-wise
  • 1/2 c
    dry sherry
  • 1 pkg
    (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 2 pkg
    (8oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar, light, firmly packed
  • 4
    eggs, separated
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    whipping cream

How To Make drema's "chocolate crown mousse"

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Meanwhile start splitting ladyfingers lengthwise. Place cut-side down on baking sheets and bake these for 5 minutes. Allow to cool 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Brush cut cide of ladyfingers with sherry and line the sides of a 10-inch spring form pan - tightly with these. (Uncut sides go against pan) Arrange remaining ladyfingers on bottom of pan. (Uncut side against bottom)
  • 3
    Place chocolate morsels in top of double boiler, bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, stirring occasionally, until chocolate melts. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Chill large mixing bowl for whip cream at this time. Meanwhile beat cream cheese and 3/4 cug of brown sugar at high speed using lectric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in cool chocolate. Set aside.
  • 5
    Beat egg whites at room temp and salt at high speed of electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla and remaining brown sugar, beat until stiff. Set aside.
  • 6
    Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold beaten egg whites and whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Pour into prepared pan on ladyfingers. Chill 8 hours or longer. When ready to serve set out of fridge aboaut 10 minutes. Release your pan and voile'! This is superb for those that love mousse!

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