Monday, October 24, 2011

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Triple Chocolate Mousse cake

Baking cakes has always been an exciting occasion to me. This cake was all the more exciting since it was for a special occasion. My fiance's birthday :) Adding love and affection to the cake made it more delicious and beautiful ;)

Triple chocolate mousse cake is sure a super treat to chocoholics :) Chocolate cake topped with soft & silky dark chocolate mousse and light chocolate mousse can never fail to impress anyone.

All he said after tasting was "Its blissful" ;) - Mission accomplished :P

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Ingredients:

For the chocolate cake -

All purpose flour (maida) - 2/3 cup
Powdered Sugar - 2/3 cup
Cocoa powder - 1/3 cup
Cooking soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 3/4 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Egg - 1
Milk - 2/3 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Cooking oil - 3 tbl sp
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp

For Chocolate Mousse -

Dark Chocolate - 125 gms
Milk chocolate - 125 gms
Butter - 125 gms + 125 gms
Whipping cream - 100 ml + 100 ml
Gelatin/agar agar powder - 2 tsp + 2 tsp

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Method:

For the cake base -

Sift all purpose flour, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Beat egg, milk, oil, vanilla and water in a bowl and add it to the flour mixture. Beat until smooth and well combined.

Preheat the oven to 210 °C.

Grease 8" round springform pan with butter and dust with flour. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 20-25 mins at 210 °C. Check if cooked by inserting a tooth pic in the center. Once done, allow it to cool on a wire rack for a while.

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For the mousse -

Chop the dark chocolate and 125 gms of butter into small chunks. Melt it using a double boiler or on a bowl over a pan of hot water. Once it melts and becomes a smooth mixture, remove from flame and keep it aside for it to come to room temperature.

Take a bowl full of ice cubes. Place another bowl on top of the ice and drop in 100 ml of whipping cream in it. Add 1/4 cup of sugar to the cream if the cream is sugarless. I used tropolite cream which is sweet by itself. Beat well until stiff and fluffy.

Take 2 tsp of gelatin in a microwavable bowl and add 2 tsp of water to it. Microwave for 30 seconds or until it melts. Allow it to come to room temperature.

Pour in half of the melted butter chocolate mixture into the cream and fold in gently. Add the remaining chocolate mixture and fold too. Finally pour in the gelatin mixture and fold until it combines well.

Fill this mousse mixture into a large piping bag.

Pipe a 1-inch layer of mousse on top of the cake. Smoothen it with spatula and refrigerate until mousse is set, about 20 minutes.

Repeat the same process with milk chocolate to make light chocolate mousse. Pipe it on top of the bittersweet chocolate mousse. Refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to overnight. Decorate on top with chocolate curls or shavings.

Remove from Springform pan, slice and serve chill.

Enjoy the most sinful dessert :P

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Tips:

I don't have a springform cake pan, so I simply cut 5 inch high 26 inch long strip of ohp sheet (butter paper or a parchment paper). Wrap a parchment collar around base of the cake, keeping bottom flush with baking sheet. Secure collar ends with cellophane tape. Strip it off slowly once the mousse sets.

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Written by: Nithya
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40 comments:

Sumee said...

I love mousse in any form.. Your's looks great Nithya

Zareena said...

mmmmm..... perfect and amazing dear. Your fiance is so lucky. I heard the good news. Congrats and I am so happy for you.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

too gorgeous .. very tempting..

Vidhya said...

This looks awesome.

LifenSpice said...

Blissful is the right word to describe this beauty! He is one lucky guy. Belated wishes to him:)

sangee vijay said...

Mmmmm...looks so gorgeous...awesome job Nithi...Congrats !!!

Now Serving said...

looks lusciously tempting :)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking cake looks beautiful

Swapna said...

Perfect and beautiful cake Nithi! Wishing you both a wonderful life together!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Yum Yum Choco mouse Cake.Amazing recipe.Luv it.Dear Blogger Friend,Wish U a Warm and Happy Diwali.Enjoy the Festivities with taste-filled delights,Safe and Delicious Memorable Moments - Regards, Christy Gerald

Suja said...

Looks divine,gorgeous cake dear

kitchen queen said...

lovely tempting and inviting and lip smacking chocolate cake.

Kurryleaves said...

looks awesome ..amazing clicks btw heard the happy news.
congrats dear...god bless

Julia said...

Stunning mousse cake!!!! Triple chocolate, YEEES!

Sobha Shyam said...

wow, beautiful cake..just awesome..ur fiancee is so lucky :))

Avika J Chawla said...

Simply Superb..He is a lucky man..gonna eat grt fud alwys..and Many Congratulations to u..

soujanya said...

Lovely! awesome!....so perfect....
grt treat for choco lovers...
lovely presentation too...

Priya said...

Incredible cake, stunning and elegant..

Kalyani's Platter said...

yummy and delicious cake with wonderful clicks .........

Srivalli said...

Looks great!

Kadhyaa said...

Nithya..drooling over this is my all time fav cake..yummy..Bookmarked the recipe..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow looks so professional....Perfectged to the core!! Shades of brown I will sure fall for this cake inspite of all the cream going inside :)

I'm sure the birthday boy would have been so happy...Belated wishes to him. Have a rocking year ahead!!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Belated B'day wishes :)
cake looks awesome dear...
Happy Diwali wishes to u and ur family :)

USA Trip said...

It was truly Yummmmmmmmmm!! I am gifted to have tasted it! Hats off to Nithya for the great work behind this.

Sound said...

Lovely chocolatey cake..looks delicious and tempting

Rinku Naveen said...

Absolutely stunning and tempting!
Happy Diwali Niths!

Uma said...

Perfect cake for perfect occasion. belated wish to your loved one. Happy wishes for diwali too.

Cheers,
Uma
My Kitchen Experiments

Archana said...

Bookmarked.
Belated wishes to your fiancé.
Happy Diwali
I am hosting a new event which I am calling Back to our Roots. Do check out my event and send me your entries from 15/10/11 to 30/11/11.

Tina said...

Fabulous and perfect cake dear..Yummm

varietyislifesspice said...

wow!! yummy mousse cake...definitely gonna try it :)

divya said...

looks absolutely great dear..Happy Diwali to u n ur family :)

Poornima Nair said...

Fabulous cake..looks perfect!

Nags said...

that's a gorgeous cake, very nice! :)

iva said...

wow, amazing looking cake and excellent photography!

MyFudo™ said...

Nithya, this is gorgeous! Indeed, the best way to someone's heart is through the stomach. It won't hurt to say over and over again how much you love each other...this choco mousse is the best way to say that. Thanks for posting such a chocoholic treat!

Pavithra said...

Awesome Nithi.. Hope AJ had wonderful and most memorable b'day this year. Enjoy guys :)

Preethi Sriram said...

wow.. really your clicks are so admirable and it makes me melt so badly. Tell me where you live... :) I'll catch you soon for your yummy recipes dear :)

Chithra said...
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Chithra said...

made it.. tooooo gud.. yummy..tx Nitya

Nitya Raghavan said...

After a long and long search here in Sydney, I finally found Agar Agar powder! Thanks so much for this recipe, I'm definitely trying it this weekend!

Nitya
www.samayalisai.blogspot.com

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