Chocolate-Cherry Mousse Cake


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Appears in
Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

  • About

Lúdláb means “goose leg,” and the only connection between this cake and a goose would be that both are very rich. A specialty of the finest cafés in Budapest, Lúdlábtorta is the true test of the pastry maker’s art. It’s like eating a chocolate— cherry truffle, as the glaze comes in direct contact with the mousse filling. To keep the mousse from melting, be sure that the cake is well chilled and the glaze is as cool as it can be while still fluid.