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Pi Phi Sorority Cake

Re: Pi Phi Cake
From: Claudia
Date: 1/12/2024, 4:27 PM
To: Phaedrus 

On 1/12/2024 9:20 AM, Claudia wrote: 

 Looking for an angel food cake layered with chocolate mousse.  
originated at pi phi sorority in the 70’s.  Thank you so much.
Hi Claudia,

The only cake recipe that I can find with any connection to "Pi Phi" is the one below, which is , coincidentally, named "Pi Phi Cake." It is an angel food cake, and while the filling is not exactly "chocolate mousse," it is a chocolate creamy filling that some might call a "mousse." I hope this is it, as it is the only cake recipe that I could find that came close to your description. It was on this site: Across the Bridge.


Pi Phi Cake

From the Kitchen of:  Pepper
Source:  My old Files

3  (6 oz.) pkgs.    semi-sweet chocolate chips
5             eggs, separated
1/4 cup   sugar
3    tbl     water
1-3/4 cup    whipping cream, whipped
1    8"      angel food cake
1/2 cup    whipping cream, whipped
Grated chocolate

Combine chocolate chips, sugar and water in top of double boiler, 
set over hot (but not boiling) water. Cook till chocolate is melted.
Beat yolks in small bowl until thick and lemon colored (1 1/2 min). 
Add to chocolate mixture and stir 3 min. Transfer to large bowl.
Beat egg whites till stiff but not dry. Fold into Chocolate, fold in 
whipped cream.
Slice cake into thin wedges. Arrange enough slices in bottom of 
10" springform pan to cover completely. Spread with some of the 
chocolate filling. Repeat layering, ending with filling. 
Refrigerate overnight.
Just before serving, remove sides of springform pan. Top cake 
with remaining whipped cream. Sprinkle with chocolate.
Thank you so much!  That’s exactly the recipe I was looking for.  
I really appreciate your service.  It’s not the first time you helped 
me find a lost recipe.  It’s amazing! I’m very grateful!