October 26, 2009

Chocolate Mousse Cake


Am I baking too much with chocolate lately? Well, I think I am. Just can't help it.

This chocolate mousse can be served alone chilled in a champagne glass for a small group of dinner party. For a large group, just put a bed of cake underneath, and you are ready to go.

(makes a 9" cake)
Ingredients:
For Chocolate Cake:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups sifted cake-and-pastry flour
1/4 cup cocoa powde4
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup buttermilk

For Chocolate Mousse:
200 grams of of dark chocolate
4 eggs
150 ml whipping cream (very cold)
4 tbsp expresso
2 tbsp rum
2 tsp sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F.

To prepare cake, grease a 9" springform pan, line bottom and side with parchment paper. Set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla.

In separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir into butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 of buttermilk. Scrape into prepared pan; smooth top.

Bake until cake tester comes out clean, around 30 mins. Let cool on rack for 20 mins.

To prepare mousse, make a double boiler and bring the water to a soft simmer. Put the chocolate in a heat resistant bowl and leave to melt. Put a mixing bowl in the freezer.

Split the eggs and whip the eggyolks with the sugar till it becomes light and creamy. Add the melted chocolate, rum and espresso.

Put the cream in the bowl that came out of the freezer and whip untill it becomes stiff. Add the cream to the chocolate mixture and combine with a spatula untill it becomes one liquid.

Beat the eggwhites until it becomes stiff and forms peak and add that to the chocolate mixture.

Pour the chocolate mixture onto the cool cake. Juggle the pan lightly to level the top.

Keep in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

39 comments:

Anncoo said...

Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Rochelle said...

Oh this looks so good! It is set up very nicely and looks almost like a cheese cake but I assume much lighter :)

Genny said...

is wonderful! just what I need now!: D

alison said...

awesome!

Angie's Recipes said...

It looks just irresistible!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Ooh, chocolate mousse. Yum. And lululu, you can't cook with chocolate TOO much...there is no such thing!

Chris Stewart said...

Yum!

Fresh Local and Best said...

I like your idea of serving this mousse in a champagne glass. It's so simple and elegant, and plus who doesn't like chocolate mousse!

Shelly said...

This looks absolutely delicious. First time I'm reading one of your posts - the picture of your baby is so cute!

SmartShopIt said...

I love Chocolate Flourless cakes but a lot of them are too rich and dense. This looks like a lighter version. Will have to try.

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Erica said...

That looks fantastic! You have delicious recipes in your blog.

CheapAppetite said...

This looks great lululu. I love that you put some espresso in the chocolate mousse too. Sounds like a great flavor combo:)

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow what a fab cake

Gladys Kock said...

Sounds a great concoction from chocolate, rum and espresso! You added in some fantastic touch to your chocolate mousse cake!

AppleC said...

The ingredients make this cake sound irresistable. Good job - so sinful.

Kel said...

I could make a different chocolate recipe every day and be a very happy girl! I can not wait to make this on the weekend! Looks amazing!

My Little Space said...

The cake looks perfect! You should have make a bigger one to share with us LOL...he he! Btw, I have left something for you in my blog. Please feel free to drop by ya! Thanks & cheers.

penny aka jeroxie said...

Never too much chocolate. I always wanted to swim in a chocolate pool.

petite nyonya said...

Hi there, found your blog thru' My Little Space. Wow, love this chocolate mouse. I'll definitely bookmark this for my Christmas party. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. I love the rum in it!

MaryMoh said...

choc, espresso and rum.....mmmm....just what I love in any desserts. This looks so delicious. I would love a big serving. Thanks for sharing.

Divina Pe said...

They look fantastic. Keep on baking with chocolates. i don't blame you for doing that. :)

Karine said...

I love, love chocolate mousse cake! Yours look fantastic!

By the way, I believe it is impossible to bake too much with chocolate :)

Laura said...

I love the mousse, much lighter than cream cheese. this looks delicious.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

What a beautiful cake!

I used to make a chocolate mousse many years ago, but I don't even know where the recipe is. I'm going to save your recipe! Thanks! :)

Jessie said...

I love this cake and when you bake them! keep baking and sharing :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Gorgeous Cake!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Hey, I just made my first mousse this past weekend! This looks great.

MamaFaMi said...

Yummilicious!

Velva said...

This looks perfect to serve at a dinner party. Very nice! Thanks for the idea.

Tina said...

What a cool idea to serve in champagne glasses. Love mousse...mmmmmm

Olive said...

that's very yummy-looking, Fanny! :)

Kathleen said...

Hello! Just found your blog. Love it! I was looking for a new chocolate something recipe to bring to a dinner party next week. This looks perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful... you had me at chocolate :-)

Ailbhe said...

Ooo looks tempting. Love chocolate! Nice photo too.

Joy said...

boy oh boy cant get any better than this!!

kitchenocd said...

Rum and chocolate... Honey, you speak my language and your accent is perfect.

myfrenchkitchen said...

goodness, too delicious to just look at..!
ronell

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey Lu, I dont mind more and more chocolate.;). I just love this cake..looks so simple yet delightful..waiting to see more of chocolates...

m.e (Cathie) said...

that looks amazing!!! I need to come back to this recipe!