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Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

Dark chocolate mousse cake


INGREDIENTS

60g Plaistowe Premium Dark Chocolate, finely chopped
50g unsalted butter, chopped
100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
60ml (1/4 cup) hot water
50g (1/3 cup) plain flour
40g (1/4 cup) self-raising flour
1 tablespoon NESTLÉ BAKERS' CHOICE Cocoa
1 egg


CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

400g Plaistowe Premium Dark Chocolate, finely chopped
100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), finely chopped
750ml (3 cups) thickened cream


CHOCOLATE GLAZE

200g Plaistowe Premium Dark Chocolate, finely chopped
185ml (3/4 cup) thickened cream
2 tablespoons liquid glucose


METHOD



  • Preheat oven to 160C/140C fan forced. Release base of a 22cm (base measurement) springform pan. Invert. Line with baking paper. Secure in pan, allowing edge to overhang. Grease side with melted butter.
  • Melt chocolate, butter, sugar and water in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat. Stir in flours, cocoa and egg. Pour in pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool cake completely in pan. For mousse, place chocolates in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don't let the water touch the bowl). Stir for 3-4 minutes or until melted and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly. Use electric beaters to beat cream in a bowl until soft peaks form. Fold a third of the cream into the chocolate mixture. Repeat twice until well combined.
  • Spoon mousse into the pan. Tap on the bench a few times to remove any air pockets. Use a spatula to smooth the surface. Place in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight to chill and set.
  • For the glaze, combine chocolate, cream and glucose in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Cool slightly. Pour over mousse. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to set. Serve cut into wedges.

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