Monday, April 26, 2010

Chocolate Dream

*1 box Duncan Hines® Fudge Brownie Mix
*1/4 cup Kahlua
*2 cups prepared chocolate mousse
*2 cups real whipped cream
1 oz. semi-sweet chocolate shavings

Prepare brownie mix according to instructions on box, using the two egg recipe and substituting milk for the water.
*Line (2) 9" X 9" X 2" baking pans with either parchment paper or wax paper.
*Spray bottoms with non-stick cooking spray.
*Pour equal amounts of batter into each pan.
*Bake in a 325 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
*Allow to cool completely.
*Set one brownie pan aside; invert other pan and remove brownie in one piece; return to pan upside down; remove parchment paper.
*Brush the brownie evenly with 1/2 the Kahlua; spread 1/2 the mousse evenly over the brownie; spread 1/2 the whipped cream over the mousse; sprinkle top evenly with chocolate shavings.
*Remove second brownie from pan; brush with remaining Kahlua; place brownie on top of other brownie; spread remaining mousse evenly over the brownie; spread remaining whipped cream over the mousse.
*Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serves 9

Homemade Kahlua

*6 cups granulated sugar
*4 cups water
*1/4 cup instant coffee granules
*1 cup water
*750 ml bottle of vodka
*1/2 cup vanilla extract

*Dissolve sugar in 4 cups water in a pan over medium heat; boil for 10 minutes; set aside.
*Dissolve coffee granules in 1 cup water in a pan over medium heat; boil for 8 minutes.
*Combine sugar mixture and coffee mixture; cool to room temperature.
*Stir vodka and vanilla into cooled coffee mixture.
*Store in sealed, decorative bottles.

Makes 10 cups

You can also serve this with a chocolate ganache poured over it before serving. The recipe is very simple. Just melt some good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips by pouring hot (do not boil) whipping cream over them and whipping. Let cool before spooning over Chocolate Dream. I have also served this with ice cream instead of mouse.



  1. I tried to make the homemade kahlua but by the time my mixture was cool, I ran out of Vodka. LOL ;-)
    Seriously, I will have to try this lovely dreamcake recipe.

  2. A little Vodka for the cake...a little for Joanna. lol

    I hope you enjoy the cake too! :)

  3. oh wow!!! count me in. I'll take 2.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's for Dinner