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Mocha Mousse Torte

If you want a quick and easy dessert that is sure to please the taste buds, this dessert is for you.  I received this recipe from a dear woman in our church, Lena Braun who just recently passed away well into her 90's.  She loved to have people over and make them feel very special.  In fact she had us over and made this dessert for us nearly thirty years ago, and we still have fond memories of her. I just loved trying new recipes and she gladly shared her recipe with me, that I gladly share with you.
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1-400 gm / 11 oz bag of mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups of whipping cream whipped
  • 1 package chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter or margarine
  1. Take the serving cake plate you wish to use and place the ring of a 9" or 10" springform pan on the cake plate.
  2. Place 12-14 wafer cookies around the springform ring.
  3. Crush remaining wafers into crumbs and mix with 1/3 cup of melted butter or margarine.
  4. Make a crust on the cake plate.
  5. In a large microwave safe bowl put in the boiling water, instant coffee and marshmallows.
  6. Melt the marshmallows in the microwave stirring every 45 seconds.  Watch the microwave carefully. It makes a huge mess if this gooey mixture boils me, you don't want that to happen :)
  7. Cool this mixture in the refrigerator for 1 hour stirring at least three times as it cools so the marshmallows and coffee don't separate.
  8. Whip the whipping cream until stiff.  Fold into the marshmallow mixture.
  9. Pour into crust.  This is best served after it has been refrigerated for at least 8 hours or over night.

*For a gluten free option pour this filling into coffee mugs and serve as a mousse.


  1. Oh wow, this looks scrumptious!

  2. This is definitely one I'll be trying! Thank you!

  3. Goodness, that looks refreshing. Thank you Charlotte.

    Anna (Toronto)

  4. That looks delicious and Mocha Mousse sounds like Mickey Mouse's french cousin.

  5. This looks so good - and your photos are amazing! Way to go Cahrlotte!

  6. "Mennonite Girls Can Cook" has been included in the Sites To See for this week. I hope this helps to attract many new visitors to here.

  7. It is in the fridge right now, waiting to be devoured when our company arrives for games night. I can hardly wait, I kept licking the spoon of the filling. Soooo good.


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