basic white cake with chocolate mousse icing
Like the little black dress, the basic white is a timeless classic. When you can't think of a dessert to make, or want something that will go with everything, the white cake is the perfect thing to fall back on. What's even more is that it's the perfect blank dessert slate, totally customizable to whatever creative inventions you're feeling in the moment - much like dressing up a LBD with accessories, making for a totally different outfit each and every time, even when starting with the same thing. You can make it a layer cake, add chocolate chips, make it an ice cream sandwich and top it in many different ways.
1 cup macadamia nuts
1 cup cashews
1 cup walnuts
1 tsp cardamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup dates
blend all dry ingredients in food processor until finely crumbly.
Add dates and blend until dough sticks together.
Press into 2 small springform pans.
Remove from pans.
Shortly before serving, ice both layers thickly with chocolate mousse. I used this one by Ani Phyo.
Place one layer atop the other.
*ok I'm not going to lie, I have no idea where I wrote the recipe for this. I have no recipe book, so I just scribble recipes and ideas in random notebooks, sometimes without titles or clues as to what they're even for! So, I tend to lose a lot (very annoying). But I'm pretty sure this is right...