Father's Day 2020

Published by Vincent Sélection, on June 17 2020



On June 21st, we celebrate dads. Rather than giving a tie, a pair of socks or a bottle of wine, why not make them a delicious dessert for the occasion? Chocolaty or fruity? Mousse or cake? Maybe a little something of everything to delight our dads.




Strawberry and chocolate
mousse cake

Portions 12 - Preparation time 25 minutes
Refrigeration time 2h30 -  Bake time 25 minutes



For the cake:

  • 50g of 70% dark chocolate, cut in pieces
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 3 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup of flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract

For the strawberry mousse:

  • 85g bag of strawberry jelly powder (JELL-O)
  • 1 package (250g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 litre of whipped cream
  • 8 strawberries, chopped

For the chocolate frosting:

  • ¼ cup 40% cream
  • 100g (3.5 oz) of 70% dark chocolate, cut in pieces


For decoration:

  • 1 ½ cup whipped cream
  • 6 strawberries, cut in half





  1. Preheat the oven at 350 °F (180 °C)

  2. In a double boiler, melt chocolate for the cake with the butter and cocoa powder. Mix until smooth.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and the baking powder

  4. In another bowl, beat the eggs and the sugar until the mixture turns white. Add the chocolate mixture and the vanilla extract. Stir.

  5. Gradually add the flour mixture, stir until the batter is uniform.

  6. Line an 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper, then pour in batter. Level the surface.

  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a wired rack.

  8. In a bowl, mix the jelly powder with 3 tbsp of hot water, until powder is completely dissolved.

  9. Add in the cream cheese and mix with an electric mixer until well blended.

  10. Stir in the whipped cream, gently folding the preparation with a spatula.

  11. Continue to gently fold with the spatula while adding the chopped strawberries.

  12. Pour the strawberry mousse mixture into the pan with the cake. Level the surface and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

  13. In a bowl, mix the cream with the chocolate. Microwave until chocolate is melted and stir until mixture is uniform.

  14. Pour the melted chocolate into the pan and level the surface. Refrigerate for 30minutes.

  15. When ready to serve, top the mousse cake with whipped cream and strawberries.

To all the dad’s out there, we wish you a wonderful Father’s Day!

Till next time

**recipe and photo credit: pratico-pratiques.com / 5 ingrédients-15 minutes

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