With Mother’s Day upon us, this Vanilla Mousse Torte with Strawberries is a perfect do-ahead dessert to honor her. It is light, full of flavor, not too sweet, beautiful, easy to make and almost no bake. I’m not sure what more could be asked of a dessert.
Chocolate mousse is a given, but a good Vanilla Mousse is hard to find. Most are based on white chocolate which is not my favorite chocolate. I find it lacking in any distinctive flavor, although I know many will disagree, including my husband.
To up the flavor, I used my pastry cream, added a bit more vanilla and lightened it with whipped cream before pouring it over fresh strawberries on a vanilla wafer base. Continue reading