About this recipe: This mousse cake is exceedingly rich and very chocolatey. It involves making a rich chocolate mousse - two-thirds is baked and the remaining mousse is spread on top of the cake once cooled.
I made this for a charity bake sale and got rave reviews. I wanted to make a gluten free cake as I know some of my colleagues don't eat gluten. This couldn't have turned out any better. So light and chocolatey. Not sure what part of the recipe the instant coffee was meant to be in, so I ended up leaving it out and it was just fine. I topped it with grated chocolate to give it a more polished look, and turned out great. Do make sure to use very large bowls though as the volume really builds up. - 03 Oct 2013
This is everybody's favorite recipe, but it is very time consuming. . . The cake is so special with strawberries cut in half and placed all the way around the cake with the stem side up, it hides any imperfections as well, and several friends request that I make the cake with sliced almonds on the sides. It is one of the most delicious recipes that I have! - 22 Apr 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Confused about the coffee granules, but otherwise a great recipe. If you want a richer flavour, try using dark chocolate (preferably 85% cocoa) in place of the semisweet chocolate. - 26 Jul 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)