Silken Chocolate Mousse Cake
I've mentioned Hannah over at Bittersweet many times before, but I have to say this recipe of hers is my new favorite! It's actually from her first cookbook,My Sweet Vegan: passionate about dessert. If you didn't know she just came out with a second cookbook, Vegan Desserts: Sumptuous Sweets for Every Season! I really need to get myself a copy ASAP!
Hannah's version calls for shaved dark chocolate to top the cake, unfortunately I was all out (plus John doesn't like dark chocolate anyway) So I subbed in some fresh strawberries instead. The shaved chocolate would have been prettier but the strawberries sure were delicious too!
The crust is made from almond meal and cocoa, and the mousse has a silken secret... silken tofu that is! Ok now don't get all up in arms telling me there is NO way you'd eat tofu in a dessert. I promise you will NOT taste one little bit of it. John is a "I'm not eating tofu" kinda guy and he fully admitted this was sweet, decadent, and delicious. This is not health food people, it's full on, and it tastes like it is... well it's a little healthy, tofu instead of cream is WAY healthier, plus it still gives it that smooth silky texture. Just make sure you buy silken tofu and not firm or extra firm block tofu... that would be gross. Now go whip some up and I'm positive your guests will be none the wiser.
Seriously, I am in LOVE with this dessert! Go get her book and cook this up! OH and another bonus, no oven needed, just a blender or food processor and it sets in the fridge, perfect for summer :)
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