I am not from French descent, but boy do I appreciate this traditional French dessert. A flourless chocolate cake, a creamy, smooth chocolate mousse filling and covered with chocolate ganache. Not everyone uses mousse, not everyone covers with ganache, so this is somewhat of a combination of many different recipes found online. (Therefore, I’m not certain how “traditional” this creation really is – but very certain that it’s DELICIOUS.) I strongly suggest doing the ganache and log carvings. If you’re going to go to the trouble to put this log together, why not make the extra effort to make it look like an actual log? Presentation is everything, bloggos!
I was researching chocolate cream cake fillers for a holiday yule log and thought… why use a regular cream filling when I could do a chocolate mousse filling?! And then found this recipe online. Someday, I may go for her whole cake recipe, but for now, I borrowed the chocolate mousse for my holiday treat. The chocolate mousse came out of the fridge so smooth and fluffy, my boyfriend and I were tempted to fiercely take a spoon to that bowl. But alas, we needed to save for the yule log. I may create this again and put in fancy glasses for my next girl dinner.