Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cakes

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Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cakes feature chocolate mousse made from fresh whipped cream and chocolate ganache that is poured in a silcone baking mold and frozen.  Step by Step instructions can be found http:www.lizbushong.com.  Read more for recipe. A baked cut out brownie is placed over the frozen mousse then a thin layer of chocolate ganache is poured over the entire cake.

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Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cakes cut in half

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Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cakes

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Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cakes as an Easter Egg

Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cakes
Ingredients

Chocolate Mousse

2/3-cup heavy whipping cream

1-cups semi-sweet mini chocolate morsels

½ cup heavy whipped cream

2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar

 Chocolate Ganache

2/3-cup heavy whipping cream

1-cup mini chocolate morsels

 Brownie Circles

1 box Dark Chocolate Premium Brownie Mix +ingredients

Instructions

Chocolate Mousse

Microwave 2/3-cup heavy whipping cream for 90 seconds in glass measuring cup.  Add 1-cup mini chocolate chips to cream.  Stir until smooth and set aside. In mixing bowl beat ½- cup whipping cream to soft peaks, then add confectioner’s sugar, beat until stiff peaks.  Take two tablespoons of whipped cream and add to chocolate mixture stir to temper the chocolate.  Add remaining whipped cream to melted chocolate. Stir until smooth.  Pour mousse into a half round silicone baking mold forms.  Place in refrigerator to cool.

Follow instructions for cake brownies, except bake the batter into greased 9 x 13 cookie sheet.  When cool, freeze to firm, cut out brownie rings using a round cookie cutter.  The cutter should fit the diameter of the silicone baking mold cups.  Place the cut brownies on top of the chocolate mousse.  Freeze 3 hours.

Chocolate Ganache 

Heat 2/3- cup heavy cream in microwave safe bowl.  Place 1 cup mini chocolate morsels in a separate bowl pour hot cream over the morsels. Stir until smooth.

To serve:  Remove cakes from mold, place cake on a wire rack over a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Stir ganache and spoon chocolate over entire round cakes.  Garnish with buttercream frosting or décor as desired.

http: www.wilton.com  instructions on buttercream flowers.

http://www.duncanhines.com/products/brownies/dark-chocolate-premium-brownie-mix/

http://www.nycake.com/HalfEggSiliconeBakingMold4.4oz.aspx

Yields: 5 egg shaped cakes