Decadent Chocolate Truffle Dessert
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INGREDIENTS
  • -1/4 cup butter, softened
  • -1 Cup sugar
  • -2 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate
  • -2 Eggs, separated
  • -1/4 Cup Milk
  • -1 tsp. vanilla ext.
  • -3/4 Cup Flour
  • -1/2 Cup Baking Powder
  • -1/4 tsp. salt
  • MOUSSE FILLING:
  • -2 Cups (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
  • -1 1/2 cups whipping cream, divided
  • -1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • -1 Tbsp. vanilla ext.
  • -*14-16 creme-filled Pirouette cookies, cut into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces.
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add chocolate; mix well. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add mmilk and vanilla; mix well.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into chocolate mixture just until blended.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture. Pour into a greased and floured 9-inch springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350' for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool COMPLETELY on a wire rack.
  5. FOR FILLING:
  6. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of cream. Cook on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
  7. Stir in sugar and vanilla; set aside. In a small mixing bowl, beat remaining cream until soft peaks form. Beat in chocolate mixture on high 1/3 at a time; mix well.
  8. Spoon onto top of brownie bottom (ENSURING THAT THE BROWNIE IS COOLED). Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  9. Remove from refrigerator and garnish with cut Pirouette cookies, pressing lightly into mousse. Garnish with chocolate shavings, whipped cream or some of the reserved chocolate filling.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
******This photo is from the "Taste of Home" website- It looks very similar to what my dessert did, but is not my actual recipe****** *This dessert was DEFINITELY the biggest hit of all my holiday desserts this year! I combined about 3 recipes to come up with this one and literally almost EVERY PERSON who tasted it asked for the recipe... Believe it or not, I TOTALLY forgot to snap a photo of my 2007 masterpiece! I guess that gives me an excuse to make it again! :-D ***(You can also substitute the below "brownie" part of the dessert with an actual brownie mix for simpler results)