I like to make a French Glace Strawberry Pie to kick-off summer and then again just when it’s ending, right around Labor Day. I made the first one mid-June and decided to switch out my batch of strawberries intended for jam this weekend, to making strawberry tarts instead. Pie crusts can sometimes be hit or miss – sometimes they turn out great and other times they are dry and crumbly – this frustrates a lot of bakers, myself included.
This is an easy chocolate cake that gives you a lot of bang for your buck in both richness of chocolate and presentation. Using a packaged cake mix will cut down prep time considerably, so majority of your time will be spent in assembly and frosting the cake. Preparing both the mousse filling and the icing are easy and each only use 3 ingredients. This is chocolate at its finest with chocolate cake, white chocolate mousse for the filling, and then a rich chocolate ganache icing to pull it all together. Your guests will think you spent half a day preparing this dessert – only you will know the truth!