Chocolate-Orange Mousse Cake
Why This Recipe Works
The best chocolate mousse cake recipe produces a fudgy, chocolaty, and very rich dessert with a perfect texture. To get the sophisticated flavor we were looking for, we used bittersweet chocolate plus an ounce of unsweetened chocolate for depth. Eight egg yolks and 1 1/2 sticks of butter gave our chocolate mousse cake recipe a melt-in-your-mouth texture. To keep the egg whites from collapsing under the weight of the chocolate, we beat them with brown sugar, which added flavor and stability. Finally, for a perfectly moist, creamy cake, we found it necessary to employ a water bath.