Monday, February 6, 2012

Brownie Mousse Torte with Raspberries and Tuxedo Topping


While looking through my cookbook stash I saw a picture of a black forest brownie pizza, but not being fond of cherries in that form and not liking the word pizza for dessert, I started brainstorming and this is what came out of that. It is a decadent dessert that gives the appearance of lots of time but is super easy and doesn't take much time at all. The best kind in my opinion. I also used a boxed brownie which saved a bit of time too. I think it would be fun to experiment with other versions of this one too.☺ It was delicious!!

1 box brownie mix

Chocolate Mousse:
8 (1 ounce each) squares
semisweet chocolate,
coarsely chopped
½ cup water, divided
2 Tablespoons butter, (no substitutes)
3 egg yolks
2 Tablespoons sugar
1¼ cups heavy cream
fresh red raspberries
¼-½ cup each white and milk
chocolate chips for drizzle

Preheat oven. Prepare tart pan (Spring form would work too) by lining it with waxed paper and spraying with non stick spray. Mix brownies according to package directions. I used the recipe for more cake like brownies. Pour into prepared pan and bake according to directions on the package.

I also used the tiny one because I thought the tart one would be too full and because
I thought it would be fun to do individual ones sometime.

 Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving dish. Carefully remove waxed paper.

All to cool while you prepare the mousse.

For the mousse:
Whip the cream until stiff peaks form, refrigerate.

In a double boiler, heat chocolate, ¼ cup water, and butter until the chocolate and butter are melted. Cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile in a small heavy saucepan, whisk the egg yolks, sugar, and remaining water. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 160°F, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in the chocolate mixture. Set saucepan in ice water and stir until cooled.Fold in whipped cream.

Spread on completely cooled brownie.

Top with red raspberries or fruit of your choice, strawberries would be perfect as well, and drizzle with melted chocolates. Refrigerate covered for several hours before serving. This gives the mousse time to get firm.

I think the individual ones are adorable. Serena and I stayed home from church because of sore throats so we shared this one. I'm sure it didn't do much good healthwise but it was a fun and worked wonders otherwise. ☺


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  1. Well, I just know that little one was good for sore throats! :)'s so pretty and so cute!

    I know we would love this dessert...that mousse looks so rich and creamy! Would be perfect for Valentines Day, too! :)

  2. yes Betsy, definitly on the list for Valentines desserts! I have the priviledge of having our youth group over for their Valentine supper. can't wait!

  3. Oh, that looks so good! I am anxious to try some of your yummy looking recipes! I am glad that I found your blog today! Blessings to you!

  4. Wow Mart, that looks awesome! Rich, Decadent, Chocolate! Then fruit for our 'Health'! I am thinkin that helped your throats! Sharon T.

  5. Oh my word you should be so proud of this - it's simply beautiful!
    Mary x

  6. Thank you ladies!
    ~Sharon~ you and I must think alike! ha, throats were 'healed' instantly! haha - gotta throw that healthy thing in there somehow

  7. YUM, plan to make for my BUNKO group this SAT...WHAT size spring form pan should i use?????? don't have a tart pan. please let me know asap.....THANK YOU and can't wait to make it. I know it will be a hit....

  8. me again, the 'heavy cream' is whipping cream isn't it? thanks

  9. Ty has a meeting here tonight so i am gonna try to HURRY get this in yet. If only I could have some!!! Du Bisht gut!!! Hillcrest Lady....

    1. hey sharon, ich hobs glond fun dich! haha :)

  10. Oh my goodness - it looks beautiful and delicious.

  11. That is amazing! It is so beautiful. And brownie? YUM!

  12. This looks so good. I can't wait to make it this week.

  13. Martha, this is a work of art.It looks beautiful and sounds delicious. Kudos. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  14. Oh, so yummy looking! Since it's chocolate...I'll probably love it. I think the individual desserts would be wonderful to serve at a dinner party.

    Be sure to link this taste-tempting treat to Time Travel Thursday. The link is up and waiting for your arrival. ;)

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  15. This looks amazing! I look forward to trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Delightful

  16. That looks and sounds so yummy! Ugh...its going to be a miracle if I make it through Valentine's day without gaining 5 pounds. LOL! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspriration Friday!

  17. Correction...that Inspiration Friday! I do know how to spell...most of the time! :-)

  18. oh my goodness that looks divine! xo thank you for linking up to the hop!

  19. Gosh that looks delicious,I posted a valentines Pavlova, I saw your recipe through My romantic home, I have just started to share on the link there. I will have to check out more of your recipes.


  20. Very beautiful and very delicious looking cake!

  21. Wow, that looks beautiful!

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  22. You are killing me here, chocolate and raspberries is among my favourite combinations! It looks exquisite and I bet it tastes heavenly...

  23. Oh this looks amazing.Why don't you link your post to Seasonal Sundays?

    - The Tablescaper

  24. What a beautiful cake! It looks like a professional made it! YUM!

  25. It is awesome if you love chocolate gooey yummy! I used strawberries, but i would love raspberry also. Sharon

  26. You realize how ridiculously delicious this looks right? Pinned this one! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  27. You're being featured tonight at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Thanks so much for sharing!

  28. Fabulous post,
    Thank you for linking your post up! , hope you will stop by today and link up another great post!!
    See you there
    Claire x

  29. Martha,

    What an elegant and utterly delicious dessert! Featuring your post on my Facebook page today.

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!


  30. Back to let you know that your post is one of the features on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." this week!