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Chocolate Amaretto Mousse Cake

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  • 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Additional whipping cream for topping
  • 1/2 cup almond (Amaretto) liqueur
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • 3 packages ladyfingers
  • Sliced almonds


  1. Line bottom and sides of 12-inch springform pan with ladyfingers.
  2. Melt chocolate in double boiler, combine gelatine, water, egg yolks, sugar, and 2 cups heavy cream. Bring this mixture to a light boil. Remove from heat and add melted chocolate and liqueur.
  3. Put into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Fold 4 beaten egg whites and the remaining whipped cream.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and allow to set for 4 hours.
  6. To serve, remove from pan, cover top with whipped cream and the almonds.

Makes about 8 servings.