New Year’s Eve 2011 was the Celebration-That-Didn’t Happen! The Don and I planned to have two couples for dinner. The menu was set — stuffed pork loin roast, brussels sprouts, salad and this Double Chocolate Mousse Cake for dessert.
All plans went haywire when I came down with the worst cold ever and was unable to prepare the meal — and none of our friends wanted the cold either!
When I mentioned the menu in Paralegal Strategies, I had lots of requests for the dessert recipe. I clipped this from Good Housekeeping in 1989 and have made it several times over the year. It is soooo good and absolutely sinful. Enjoy every bite!
Simply the best chocolate dessert ever –
and so easy to make!
Good Housekeeping Magazine ~ Sept 1989
In a 3quart saucepan over low heat, heat chocolate, butter, sugar, half and half, vanilla and salt until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly.
In large bowl, beat eggs slightly. Beat chocolate mixture into eggs; pour into spring form pan.
When cake is cool, remove sides of pan; wrap cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled.
Refrigerate if not serving right away. Makes 16 servings – about 585 calories per serving. (Vicki’s Note: This is very rich so cut into small pieces)
~Vicki Voisin/January, 2012