In the grand tradition of European pastry, this torte alternates layers of crisp butter-wafer cookies with a dense bittersweet chocolate mousse. Best served chilled and thinly sliced, this dessert is elegant; the cookies are store-bought, so it's delightfully easy, too.
I LOVE this recipe! I make this torte at least once a year, and it's always a huge hit. The recipe is perfect as is, but I usually dust it with a mix of powdered sugar and cocoa powder so it's not quite as bitter for my guests.
Cut thin slices! It doesn't look like much, but it's VERY rich!
Ah ha! This is the chocolate mousse recipe that I have been searching for - just what I had in mind as a filling for a very decadent birthday cake - perfect!
I only had 75% cacao chocolate, so I used more sugar ( to taste) and whipping cream. The result was wonderful. Light, airy mousse. The wafers absorbed some of the moisture from the cream but still had a slight crunch. My husband loved it. Very easy recipe.