VALENTINE MOUSSE CAKE

A rich cookie crust is the irresistible basis for this whipped cream and strawberry mousse, perfect for a Valentine's Day dessert.

Ready in: 300
Makes 8 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 29    Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, divided
  • 2  tablespoons   margarine or butter, melted
  • 2  (4-serving size)   packages ROYAL Strawberry Gelatin
  • 1  cup   boiling water
  • 1  cup   cold water
  • 2  cups   strawberries, pureed
  • 1 1/2  cups   heavy cream, whipped and divided
  •     Strawberries and mint sprig, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Halve 3 cookies; set aside. Finely roll 12 cookies; combine with margarine or butter. Press crumb mixture on bottom of 9-inch springform pan; stand remaining 14 cookies around edge of pan.
  2. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water in large bowl; stir in cold water and strawberry puree. Refrigerate until slightly thickened.
  3. Beat gelatin with electric mixer at high speed until foamy, about 2 minutes. Fold in 2 cups whipped cream. If necessary, refrigerate until mixture mounds; spoon into prepared crust. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.
  4. Remove side of pan; garnish with remaining whipped cream, halved cookies, strawberries and mint sprig if desired.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS

471.2 calories,5.17 protein,23.77 carbohydrate,25.15 total fat,12.01 saturated fat,61.72 cholesterol,452.68 sodium,1.89 dietary fiber

TIME

Preparation Time : 30 Minutes
Chill Time : 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Total Time : 5 Hours

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