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Tuxedo Cream Dessert

My adaptation of my grandmother's signature dessert always garners oohs and aahs. It's pretty and deliciously rich and creamy. Gran and I have both considered it a favorite for entertaining because it can be made up a day ahead.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • VANILLA LAYER:
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1-2/3 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • STRAWBERRY SAUCE:
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  • In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup cream to a simmer. Stir 1/2 cup into gelatin mixture until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir chocolate chips into remaining warm cream until melted. Stir in gelatin mixture and remaining cream.
  • Transfer to an 8x4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • For vanilla layer, in a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup cream and sugar to a simmer. Stir in gelatin mixture until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in vanilla and remaining cream. Carefully spoon over chocolate layer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm.
  • For sauce, in a blender, puree strawberries and sugar. Transfer to a bowl; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Just before serving, unmold dessert and cut into slices. Serve with strawberry sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 455 calories, 40g fat (25g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • manpabrown
    Jan 2, 2013

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  • Mayzr97
    Jul 28, 2011

    Very good! Hard to believe its so easy yet so elegant!

  • meladolph
    Jan 12, 2009

    OMG, I can't tell you how delicious this dessert is! I first tried it for our New Year's Eve party and it was a hit. I am an avid baker and this is on the top of my faves list. Don't let the ease of making this fool you, it is the bomb

  • TheDix
    Dec 31, 2008

    And the diet begins the day after you eat this.

  • glb
    Jun 13, 2008

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