Simply Whole Kitchen

May 26, 2012

Frozen Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Mousse Cake

 I usually don't have a problem with portion control with my desserts.  And don't misunderstand me.  My desserts are all MUCH better for you and MUCH lower in sugar so why do I care about portion control?  When you need to eat less sugar all together (eating a lower glycemic diet) then portion control is your number one rule no matter what the food or amazing dessert is.
Okay, back to my first point: I usually don't have a problem with portion control.  Usually.  This recipe by Turntable Kitchen makes it incredibly hard to only eat a few bites because it is THAT good.  And there are two stages of eating this cake: 1. right out of the freezer when it's texture is more crunchy like a hard frozen ice cream and 2. after it sits for a few minutes and has the most luscious mousse texture and is more like a soft mousse than a frozen dessert (that is my favorite stage).
And this recipe uses another magic ingredient: the frozen banana.  Have you used these yet?  I am amazed at the versatility and the texture of a frozen banana and it's resemblance to ice cream.  This is the KAPOW to this recipe that makes you think it is more decadent that it truly is (and you can't taste them at all!).  Prepare to be amazed by the simplicity and deliciousness....and prepare to struggle with portion control!  Enjoy!
The only thing I changed about this recipe was the use of 85% Dark Chocolate instead of bittersweet, but you choose what you'll like best!  Otherwise, head over to Turntable Kitchen for this delicious dish and some beautiful photos.

Serving Note: Make sure you take this out of the freezer at least 5-10 minutes before you want to eat it so that it has time (like an ice cream cake) to soften!  This will make it easier to cut and easier to enjoy!

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