Cafe Crème Mousse Cake Recipe

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Cafe Crème Mousse Cake
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  • 1 (1/4 oz.) packet unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 3 tbsp plus 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of ground cinnamon, plus more for dusting
  • 1 large egg plus yolks from
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 (3 oz.) packages soft ladyfingers
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Mix gelatin and 3 Tbsp. cold water in a cup; set aside. Stir together 3/4 cup coffee and 3 Tbsp. sugar in another cup; set aside.
  2. Combine milk, remaining 1 cup sugar, salt and cinnamon in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking occasionally.
  3. Whisk together egg and yolks in a heat-proof bowl; whisk in half of hot milk mixture. Pour whole mixture back in saucepan. Cook, whisking, until mixture reaches 170°F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove from heat, stir in gelatin, remaining 1/2 cup coffee and vanilla extract. Let cool, whisking occasionally.
  4. Transfer cooled mousse to a bowl put in an ice-water bath. Whisk until cold, about 5 minutes. In another bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups cream until stiff. Fold into custard to finish mousse.
  5. Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap. Arrange 6 ladyfingers in bottom. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp. sweetened coffee, from Step 1. Layer 2 cups mousse and 12 cookies. Drizzle with 6 Tbsp. coffee. Add remaining mousse and 12 cookies; drizzle with remaining coffee. Wrap in plastic. Chill for at least 3 hours.
  6. To serve, unmold onto a platter. Whip 1 cup cream and confectioners' sugar until stiff and spread on cake. Dust with cinnamon, and slice.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1319.07 Kcal (5523 kJ)
Calories from fat 2862.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 318.06g 489%
Cholesterol 359.88mg 120%
Sodium 647.1mg 27%
Potassium 167.17mg 4%
Total Carbs 177g 59%
Sugars 162.31g 649%
Dietary Fiber 10.08g 40%
Protein 40.16g 80%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 1%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 110.2mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 96.6 Kcal (404 kJ)
Calories from fat 209.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.29g 489%
Cholesterol 26.36mg 120%
Sodium 47.39mg 27%
Potassium 12.24mg 4%
Total Carbs 12.96g 59%
Sugars 11.89g 649%
Dietary Fiber 0.74g 40%
Protein 2.94g 80%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Iron 0.1mg 6%
Calcium 8.1mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 52.1
  • 104

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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