Chocolate Mousse Cake (print recipe)Serves 8 to 10
(1 T instant coffee - totally optional! I didn't use it)
2 sticks butter, melted
8 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
16 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, melted
6 T flour
1 cup chopped walnuts (I used pecans)
Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, for serving
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Add instant coffee, if using, to melted butter. Set aside.
2. Beat the egg whites until stiff, set aside. Beat the egg yolks until lemon colored in an upright mixer. Add the sugar to the egg yolks and beat until combined. Add the vanilla, melted butter, and chocolate. Add the flour, just to combine. Fold in the egg whites and nuts.
3. Pour into a greased and floured 9-inch springform pan and bake about 20 minutes. Center will be soft. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
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