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       Title: Chocolate Mousse Cake
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 1 servings
            Chocolate mousse:
       1    Unflavored gelatin
       2 tb Cold water
     1/4 c  Boiling water
       1 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Cocoa
       2 c  Cold whipping cream
       2 ts Vanilla extract
       2 c  Sugar
   1 3/4 c  All-purpose flour
     3/4 c  Cocoa powder
   1 1/2 ts Baking powder
   1 1/2 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Salt
       2    Eggs
       1 c  Milk
     1/2 c  Melted butter
       1 tb Vanilla extract
       1 c  Boiling water
            Sliced almonds and
            Chocolate curls for garnish
       Mousse: in a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold
   water. Let stand 1 minute to soften. Add boiling water.
   Stir until dissolved. Cool slightly. In a large mixing
   bowl, stir together sugar and cocoa. Add whipping cream and
   vanilla. Beat on medium speed using electric mixer until
   stiff. Pour in gelatin mixture and beat until well blended.
   Chill 1/2 hour.
      Cake: preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour
   three 8 inch round cake pans. In a large mixing bowl, stir
   together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda
   and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium
   speed 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be
   thin). Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or
   until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10
   minutes in pan. Remove from pans to wire racks. Cool
   completely. Stack cake layers, frosting between each and on
   top. Garnish top with almonds and chocolate curls.
   Refrigerate 1 hour, loosely covered.