[Sca-cooks] Le Gateau Victoire Chocolat, Mousseline

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Fri Nov 20 19:25:17 PST 2009

This online version looks good and follows what is in the book:


I left out the half a cup of sugar in the ingredient list; sorry.

It's a dense chocolate dessert, doesn't really rise. I usually bake it
in a French white corning casserole dish that is about 12 by 8 and two  
deep. This is a guess. Water bath is in a larger pan.

It goes well with real whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


On Nov 20, 2009, at 8:41 PM, Stefan li Rous wrote:

> Johnnae mentioned:
> <<< One of the first recipes that I remember for these was Julia  
> Child's
> Le Gateau Victoire Chocolat, Mousseline which appeared in Julia Child
> & Company in 1978. It was described as
> "Chocolate mouse dessert cake." No flour, no starch... just chocolate,
> rum, coffee, eggs, whipping cream and vanilla. "a dessert  
> confection" >>>
> Oh, wow. That sounds wonderful. And perhaps fairly low in carbs...
> And that is supposed to be "mousse". I was wondering when I saw  
> that. However, I found quite a number of recipes when I searched on  
> this recipe name. Some are very poorly translated? and/or proofread.  
> And since the same errors get seen in multiple sites, there must be  
> a lot of copying from one site to another, without any proofreading.  
> grumble.

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