My friend Hummie is hosting a Blog Party! She said to create a post that would be of interest to other party goers...and this recipe is IT...I got it from a friend but I can't remember which one! This is decadent and DELICIOUS!! (hint! Cut the pieces SMALL 'cause this is REALLY rich! mmmmmmmm.)
Chocolate Mousse Cake
If you don't have a springform pan, you may need to improvise but I'm sure you can figure something else out.
3 cups finely crushed chocolate graham crackers (Some stores carry the already crushed Nabisco Oreo cookies which I prefer)
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 egg yolks
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips (18 oz)
2 cups (1pint) heavy cream
1/3 cup confectioner's sugar
1. In a medium bowl, combine the crushed graham crackers and butter; mix well. Press into a 10-inch springform pan, covering the bottom and sides to form a crust. Chill until ready to use.
2. In a small bowl, beat the eggs and egg yolks; set aside. In a medium saucepan, melt 3 cups (18 oz) chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly. Add the egg mixture, quickly whisking until well blended. Remove from the heat; set aside to cool slightly.
3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add the confectioner's sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream mixture into the slightly cooled chocolate mixture until well blended. Spoon into the prepared crust; cover and chill for at least 6 hours or until firm.