Brownie with Truffle Mousse

Brownie with Truffle Mousse
Makes:
12
servings
Prep Time:
60
minutes
Total Time:
90
minutes
based on 105 reviews
2
Elegance and sophistication is the hallmark of this rich and decadent chocolate brownie dessert with creamy truffle mousse. Beautifully decorated with fresh strawberries, this prize-winning dessert is perfect for your next holiday party! Created in the kitchen of Jennifer Lynch of Alden, NY, this 1st Prize winning recipe is a sure hit.

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Ingredients:

  • BROWNIE
  • 1 packet (1 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • TRUFFLE MOUSSE
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 envelope (7g) unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) butter
  • 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 pkgs. (2 1/2 oz. each) chocolate-flavor lined waferrolls (3-inch length, 40 total needed)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced (optional)

Directions:

FOR BROWNIE:
PREHEAT
oven to 350º F. Grease and flour 9-inch springform pan.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy. Mix in Choco Bake. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add milk and vanilla extract; mix well. Stir in flour mixture. Beat egg whites in small mixer bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold beaten egg whites into chocolate mixture until no white streaks remain. Fold in macadamia nuts. Pour into prepared pan.

BAKE for 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

FOR TRUFFLE MOUSSE:
PLACE
water in medium saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin over water and let stand for 2 minutes. Add butter and Nescafe. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and gelatin is dissolved.

PLACE morsels and sugar in food processor. Process until blended; pour in gelatin mixture while processing. Process until chocolate is melted. Add egg yolks and brandy; process until smooth. Return mixture to saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until mixture thickens. Transfer mixture to large bowl. Refrigerate until thickened; stirring often. Reserve 1/4 cup of chocolate mixture, place in resealable plastic bag; refrigerate.

POUR 1/2 of remaining chocolate mixture in bowl over brownie. Insert waferrolls around top edge of mousse, touching edge of pan.

BEAT cream in small mixer bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into remaining chocolate mixture in bowl until no white streaks remain. Spread cream mixture over chocolate mixture. Cut a small hole from corner of bag of reserved chocolate; squeeze to drizzle over cake. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm. Garnish with strawberries, if desired. Remove side of pan.


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brownie with truffle mousse

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nancy crapps from EMPIRE, AL

i made this as a Valentine's Day dessert. it was a lot of work, but it was soooo good! i left out the coffee and instead of the chocolate filled cookies i used vanilla but still turned out great, i will only make again for special occasions.

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    Slightly Disappointed

    Chrissy Spencer from Littleton, CO

    I was really looking forward to making this dessert, so I was disappointed with the outcome. I felt like the brownie part was flavorless and more of just a base. However, I thought the strawberries helped so much! One of my coworkers said they give your mouth a break from the chocolate. Definitely add lots of strawberries. On the plus side, it was easy to make. Lots of steps, but I didn't have a food processor and just used my blender and it worked fine. All my coworkers said it looked fantastic though.

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    Flavors for All

    Jan McDonald from PLATTE CITY, MO

    This recipe is a good one to make substitutions to without destroying the bases yummy flavor. Switch out the wafer cookies with any number of flavors that are on the market today and it still tastes yummy. The strawberries are an ingredient that I would not skimp on, the more the merrier. The chocolates can be substituted also. It was a very joyful dessert to make, not too easy and not so difficult that it was a chore. I'd do it again for sure. If the dessert lasts more than one day, it tastes more mellow each following day, which makes the mousse, moussier.

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    Beautiful & delicious

    Jan Wilkins from Blytheville, AR

    People thought it came from a bakery! Didn't believe I had made it. WILL DEFINITELY MAKE AGAIN.

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    Simply Scrumptious!

    Dana Froncek from Jessup, PA

    What a fabulous way to enjoy the love of chocolate! Even though this recipe is rated "challenging", I found it quite simple. The family was thrilled by this dessert, especially the kids who thought it was a special occasion because it had the chocolate wafer rolls which they have been informed that these cookies are for special occasions! Not anymore!!! My oldest daughter claims"Now this is what I call death by chocolate!"

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    AMAZING

    alyna fehmer from houston, TX

    I wanted something to test my new found love of cooking and this definately is time consuming and there are alot of ingredients i had to go out and buy but for a holiday or special occassion it is peffect. People were very impressed because its so pretty and professional looking and tastes just as good as it looks. Me and most of my family hate coffee but the coffee here adds a nice flavor. Also i DID NOT use brandy because i am not of age to buy any and did not use a whole cup of nuts. The brownie is not very thick so to me a whole cup would be overwhelming. Also i rubbed the whole springform pan with butter and then dusted flower over it because if this sticks to the sides it will definately rip it apart. Take your time follow directions carefully and you will wow people with this one!

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    Brownie with Truffle Mousse

    P Cordaro from WILLOWICK, OH

    This was time consuming, but very good. Not sure if I would make it again because I have other recipes that are just as good that take less time. Everyone enjoyed it though and it looks very impressive on a holiday table!

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    Brownie with Truffle Mousse

    Norma McCrary from WASHINGTON, IN

    I was wondering what I was going to take to a Valentines dinner my husband & I were going to. I found the recipe.........This looks yummy.

  •  Star(s)

    very elegant

    Ashley Yeomans from Barriere, BC

    This is a beautiful dessert to put out for company. Not only does it taste great it is a great conversation piece! I think that it was well worth the prep. time!

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    go for it

    maha youssef from cairo, TX

    it's challenging but i am for it, i will try and give u feed back much obliged

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    Showstopper

    Ann Green from SWANZEY, NH

    This is wonderful! It's not difficult; just takes a little time. I wanted a special dessert for company, and this really impressed! Looks and tastes great.

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    GREAT

    Crystal Watkins from LA PORTE, TX

    This is a awesome cake. Not really hard to make! It was so good my mom wanted the recipe!!!

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    How to show up the in-laws!

    Katie Chidester from Oklahoma City, OK

    What a joy it is to get a beautiful and delicious dessert while poking fun at my husband's aunt who couldn't make ready-to-bake dough! I had so much fun making my brownie and eating it, too!

  •  Star(s)

    brownie with truffle mousse

    elaine hilton from little falls, NJ

    Creamy, rich, and delicious! Worth every minute it takes to make! Elegant and excellent for gift giving. Make some today!

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    Brownie with Truffle Mousse

    IDA BEEK from LANDING, NJ

    For my Mom's 83rd birthday I thought I'd make her day extra special with this dessert. It was easy to make and I loved the look on her face when we brought it to the table. She closed her eyes with the first bite and savored all the delicious flavors. We're lucky to have her with us and want her to have the best. This dessert was the best.

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    Brownie with Truffle Mousse

    Sally Dennis from ODESSA, TX

    This is well worth the little bit of effort it takes to make. Had so many compliments on it, will make it again .

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    One word...WOW!

    Christa Carter from COLDSPRING, TX

    I wanted to make an impressive cake for my boyfriends 14 yr old daughter's birthday. She loves chocolate, and this turned out absolutely awesome! It wasn't that hard to make...just time consuming, but worth every minute. It's gorgeous and tastes absolutely awesome. Definitely going to make it again...and again and again! Another awesome recipe from Very Best Baking!!! Love it!

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    TO DIE FOR!!!

    lori ann M from APOLLO, PA

    I only wish I was the one that came up with this recipe! Just INCREDIBLE!

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    brownie with truffle mousse

    cassandra leverton from BELLE FOURCHE, SD

    This is so very good, And pretty easy to make i just love chocolate and straberries . This is now in my favorites.

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    wonderful recipe

    Cheryl Fischlin from North Olmsted, OH

    The brownie part of the recepie didn't come out that great, but the mousse part was delicious!! I added more strawberries becuse they just taste so good with the chocolate! Everyone loved it and was completely impressed! I am making it again for Christmas.

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    brownie with truffle mousse

    peggy forma from east brunswick, NJ

    loved the idea of the round cookies for the outside of the cake. very good - not so terribly sweet as i thought it would be. will definitely make again.

  •  Star(s)

    UNBELIEVABLY INCREDIBLE AND BEAUTIFUL!

    Michelle Wing from ELLIJAY, GA

    I like to go all out at our family gatherings and this is a dessert that will definitely impress them. We were worried how the pirouette cookies would stand up after we took the springform pan off, but they did great. Not one fell. Also we put this in the middle of a large hammered metal silver tray and surrounded it with 4 pounds of chocolate covered strawberries. Some were dipped in white and some in dark chocolate and some were rolled in nuts or coconut or mini chocolate chips and others were drizzled in the opposite color chocolate from what they were dipped in. It was absolutely GORGEOUS! My father-in-law was taking pictures of it! And the taste, OH MY GOD! It was soooo good. I have never had such a delicous dessert in my life. If I wouldn't had assembled the platter right in front of them removing the top part of the springform pan and with pans of strawberries right out of the cooler they probably wouldn't have believed we made it!

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    Beautiful

    HEATHER STEPNIEWSKI from NASHVILLE, TN

    This dessert had a beautiful presentation. Well worth the time involved. It also had the flavor to back up its looks. This was an absolutely delicious dessert. It did require way more cookies than actually called for. I made this twice and both times everyone involved was impressed.

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    Soooo rich!!

    Carole Wunderlich from Knoxville, TN

    Loved by all who ate it. Not difficult to make, just a long process since things have to cool between steps. I left out the nuts. Next time I will use an ounce of chocolate for the brownie. Due to its richness, this is for special occasions only.

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    Family was wowed!

    Diane McCory from Bedford, IN

    Every layer of this dessert is chocolate in the extreme. Was easy to make though time consuming. Worthy of a special occasion where you may want to reign supreme as the dessert Queen.

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    Elegant Presentation & Delicious Taste

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    This takes time and patience to do correctly, but it was a beautiful presentation, and the taste was wonderful, they thought I had bought it! Unfortunately no one wanted the recipe, but they did want ME to make it AGAIN!

  •  Star(s)

    TRY THIS!

    Gloria Farmer from COTO DE CAZA, CA

    Excellent! Easy to follow, delicious results!

  •  Star(s)

    friends loved it

    Annette Bettilyon from NAVARRE, OH

    Made it for a potluck at work. My friends fell in love. I wrote out one copy of this recipe. And ran off all the other copies. They just loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    brownie with truffle mousse

    nancy crapps from EMPIRE, AL

    i made this as a Valentine's Day dessert. it was a lot of work, but it was soooo good! i left out the coffee and instead of the chocolate filled cookies i used vanilla but still turned out great, i will only make again for special occasions.

  •  Star(s)

    Fabulous!

    Jennifer Daniels from Columbus, OH

    Not too hard to make, looks amazing, tastes delicious! I actually used raspberries instead of strawberries which was very good, and next time, I would probably spread the fruit all over the top and drizzle the chocolate over the fruit.

  •  Star(s)

    Impressive Concoction

    beverly spievak from little egg harbor, NJ

    I made this cake for my "Birthday Buddy" at the animal hospital where I work. It was an absolute RAVE!!! everyone was so impressed at how beautiful it looks I left out the nuts (some people have allergies) and substituted the caramel swirl chips in the mousse It was awesome!!! The recipe is well written and certainly worth the effort

  •  Star(s)

    Ohhh! Chocolate

    Linda Hughes from PHOENIX, AZ

    The Brownie Truffle Mousse was not hard to make, just many steps. Taste was wonderful. Left out the coffee. The 40 waferrolls were not enough, needed 10-12 more.

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    brownie with truffle mousse

    jeanne farhatt from st.louis, MO

    This had wonderful taste. it wasn't difficult to make it just took a little more time. the cookie waffers made it look like it was made by cchef. It was so easy to slice in between the waffers to make even slices. This will be another favorite.

  •  Star(s)

    brownie with truffle mousse

    debra martin from gastonia, NC

    I made this delicious dessert for our friends and they were very impressed! Though I made thin slices, the height made it look like it was very big so I was afraid they wouldn't eat all of it, but because the truffle mousse is so light and the brownie moist, they ate every bit of it. They still brag about how good it was, after many weeks.

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    Brownie with truffle mousse

    Carol Cox from LINWOOD, NC

    The recipe was a little time consuming but the results was worth it. I used chocolate liquor instead of brandy. This is a recipe I will use for dinner parties or holidays.

  •  Star(s)

    What a Hit!

    Jennifer Detzel from Erie, PA

    I made this for my family Christmas Eve dinner. They could not believe I made it. They thought I had ordered it from a specialty mailorder company. My brother wants to hire me to cater his next years holiday party for his company instead of hiring out. Wow, what a compliment! Although I would recommend preparing this a day ahead as the preparation is much longer than stated on the recipe itself.

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    Brownie with Truffle Mousse

    Vickie Williams from GARY, IN

    I made this recipe for my Christmas dinner dessert. I found it to be a lot of work and kept telling myself I was NEVER going to make this again.....and then I tasted it. This is about the best brownie dessert I have ever had. Only thing I can think of to change it is to add another ounce of chocolate to the brownie base. All my guests just loved this dessert and it is so pretty!

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    You didn't make this!

    Betty Smith from STERLING HEIGHTS, MI

    My sister kept saying, "you didn't make this"! She thought it was just beautiful and tasted fantastic. I took this to her house for Christmas day dessert (normally I take a cheesecake). Everyone loved it but no one asked for the recipe since they thought it would be too hard to make; now I'm getting requests to make it for a family birthday party in February. I was totally impressed with the beautiful appearance and it tasted wonderful. Thank you.

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    Brownie with Truffle Mousse

    Patricia Bradley from GREENSBORO, NC

    Made this over the holidays and it was excellent!! Everyone raved about it and I think my husband wanted it all for himself. I will make it again but only for special events.

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    Deliciously Decadent

    Carmella Yates from PLANT CITY, FL

    This should be called Decadent Chocolate Brownie with Truffle Mousse. Because it's so good. I don't think a chef could come up with a better tasting one as in this recipe.

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    Worth the effort

    Donna Karp from SPRINGFIELD, NJ

    I made this for a New Years Party and it was the centerpiece of the table. Everyone loved it. Very impressive presentation, only I used caramel kisses in place of strawberries. Will definitely make again.

  •  Star(s)

    Best

    Karen Burghardt from MONTGOMERY, AL

    This recipe puts a new spin on Brownies. It was delicious and my company begged for the recipe. The family enjoyed this recipe and asked for it to be made again. The Brownie Truffle Mousse added the finishing touch to a great dinner and was a wonderful treat.

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    chocolate lovers dream

    ankica stack from MACOMB, MI

    Looking for something elegant for a family party, I thought this will impress them, and it did.

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    Perfect dessert

    Nancy Oltman from HASTINGS, NE

    The recipe is time consuming, but as others have said well worth the effort. This dessert was the spectacular finish to my New Year's Eve party and everyone without exception loved it. Will do this dessert again.

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    awesome

    nella parker from Hersey, MI

    these were truly delicious, and pleasing to serve to guests.

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    outragiusly delicious

    nina mcginley from burlington, WA

    this is just wonderful !! i bake alot and i try to shoot for easy but good recipes. I'm a single mom work full time my children are younger in age, and this recipe was just great it looks like i ordered it from a higher class resturaunt!!1 but i didn't i made it and every one just loved it !!!!!!1 thank you for sharing this recipe with us!!! thanks

  •  Star(s)

    very elegent

    Michelle Clarke from Palm Harbor, FL

    I made this for a Christmas party at work, and everyone was too scared to cut any because it looked too good, but once it was cut, it was gone. Everyone just loved it.

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    Brownie with Truffle Mousse

    linda davis from Charleston, WV

    I'm not a coffee person so I left that out. I almost always have all ingredients on hand so I enjoyed making this dessert. It is wonderful and so pretty that I know I will make it again and again.

  •  Star(s)

    Brownie with Truffle Mousse

    Janet Cole from ROUND ROCK, TX

    I made this for our Family Christmas dinner. My brother in-law said it was the best dessert he had ever had. The work it takes to make it is worth it.

  •  Star(s)

    Easier than I thought

    Natarsha Hall from Jacksonville, FL

    I made this cake for our family Christmas gathering and at first I thought WOW this is lot to put together but it was easier than I thought. It was a big hit! I used frozen strawberries instead of fresh because it is not strawberry season here and they didn't look to good. But the frozen strawberries gave it a sweeter taste.

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    Great Christmas dessert

    BARBARA MOUL from LEMOYNE, NE

    I made this for our family dinner and it was a hit. It wasn't as hard to make as I thought it would be but was well worth it. My daughter took the remainder of the cake up to her Christmas evening party and they named it chocolate cake in bondage. I didn't put strawberries on really didn't need it. Do make sure you serve small pieces, very rich.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 770
  • Calories from Fat: 470
  • Total Fat: 53g (82% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 27g (135% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 210mg (70% of DV)
  • Sodium: 380mg (16% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 66g (22% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (12% of DV)
  • Sugars: 47g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Vitamin A: 25% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 6% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Brownie with Truffle Mousse

Ingredients

  • BROWNIE
  • 1 packet (1 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • TRUFFLE MOUSSE
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 envelope (7g) unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) butter
  • 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 pkgs. (2 1/2 oz. each) chocolate-flavor lined waferrolls (3-inch length, 40 total needed)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced (optional)

 

Directions

FOR BROWNIE:
PREHEAT
oven to 350º F. Grease and flour 9-inch springform pan.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy. Mix in Choco Bake. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add milk and vanilla extract; mix well. Stir in flour mixture. Beat egg whites in small mixer bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold beaten egg whites into chocolate mixture until no white streaks remain. Fold in macadamia nuts. Pour into prepared pan.

BAKE for 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

FOR TRUFFLE MOUSSE:
PLACE
water in medium saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin over water and let stand for 2 minutes. Add butter and Nescafe. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and gelatin is dissolved.

PLACE morsels and sugar in food processor. Process until blended; pour in gelatin mixture while processing. Process until chocolate is melted. Add egg yolks and brandy; process until smooth. Return mixture to saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until mixture thickens. Transfer mixture to large bowl. Refrigerate until thickened; stirring often. Reserve 1/4 cup of chocolate mixture, place in resealable plastic bag; refrigerate.

POUR 1/2 of remaining chocolate mixture in bowl over brownie. Insert waferrolls around top edge of mousse, touching edge of pan.

BEAT cream in small mixer bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into remaining chocolate mixture in bowl until no white streaks remain. Spread cream mixture over chocolate mixture. Cut a small hole from corner of bag of reserved chocolate; squeeze to drizzle over cake. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm. Garnish with strawberries, if desired. Remove side of pan.

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