Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

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Mousse-Filled Cocoa Chiffon Cake

Hershey’s Mousse-Filled Cocoa Chiffon Cake

This cake has a surprise inside.  Not only is it a chocolate cake topped with chocolate whipped cream…but it is filled with chocoalte mousse inside.  This cake has a lot of parts, but is worth the effort.

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Pumpkin Mousse

Martha Stewart’s Pumpkin Mousse

I threw this together when I got home around 11:30 night and had one of those, “Oh crap, I need to bake something for my work’s Thanksgiving potluck tomorrow!” moments.  Not wanting to get into the process of preheating ovens, softening butter, letting things cool, etc., I decided to whip together this mousse in about 15 minutes.

I forgot to take a photo so I’m just posting this one I found online…it looked just like this 🙂

 

White Cake with Strawberry Buttercream and White-Chocolate Mousse Filling

White Cake with Strawberry Buttercream and White-Chocolate Mousse Filling

You can put this white-chocolate mousse filling or strawberry buttercream on anything and it will be delicious.  Put them together in a cake and…WOW.

My grandmother has been making this strawberry buttercream to top birthday cakes for decades because it is a winner–just butter, sugar and fresh puréed strawberries, resulting in a delicate pink frosting with flecks of real berries.

Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies, adapted from The Washington Post

My fridge was providing shelter to several different frostings I’ve made in the past few days: Mascarpone Frosting, White-Chocolate Mousse, and Strawberry Buttercream.  All three of these go well with chocolate, so I figured a batch of whoopie pies was in order.

I made only the cookies from the Post’s recipe since I already had enough filling on hand to stuff a 30 pound turkey.  The filling in this recipe looks like it would be fantastic sandwiched in between other whoopie pie cookies too, such as gingerbread, pumpkin or banana.

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