Tuesday, 3 January 2012

The One with Chocolate n Strawberry Mousse Cake!

Hola Amigos !!!

Wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012. As a sweet start to this wonderful year, I decided to post a cake recipe as my first post this year.I tried this recipe on New Year's Eve with my friend  Sowmya and it came out like a treat.Today am not going to mention the nutrition facts :).

This is what you need :

For the Chocolate Cake layer :
Plain Flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Eggs - 2
Plain Chocolate - 50 gms
Butter - 50 gms

For the Chocolate Mousse Layer:
Whipping Cream - 1 cup
Plain Chocolate - 50 gms
Egg Yolks - 3
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Water - 2 tbsp

For the Strawberry Mousse Layer:
Whipping Cream - 1 cup
Fresh/Frozen Strawberries - 200 gms
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Strawberry Jelly - 1 packet
Water - 2 tbsp

This is how you do :
Step 1 : Chocolate Cake Layer :
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees .
2. Mix the baking soda, plain flour and sieve them together.
3. Beat the eggs until they are fluffy, then add vanilla essence, sugar and mix them well.
4. Melt the Chocolate and Butter together either by double boiler method or in the microwave .
5. Now add the melted chocolate mixture to the beated eggs and fold them well.
6. Finally add the flour to the folded mixture and mix them well without any lumps.
7. Transfer the cake mixture to the greased cake tin and bake them in preheated oven for 10-15 mins.
8. Check if the cake is ready by inserting a tooth pick and it should come out clean.
9. After the cake is ready allow it to cool for some time.

Step 2 : Chocolate Mousse Layer :
1. Melt the chocolate either by double boiler method or in the microwave.
2. Separate the egg yolks and beat them until they are fluffy .
3. Beat the whipping cream until we get small peaks from them (Refer to the end of post)
4. In a vessel add 2 tbsp of water, 2 tbsp of sugar and heat them until the sugar dissolves completely.
Now add the sugar syrup the egg mixture slowly and mix them well.
5. Add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and fold them well.
6. Now add 1/4 of whipped cream to the chocolate and egg mixture and beat them together until everything is mixed completely. Finally add the remaining whipped cream and fold them all together.
7. Now pour this chocolate mousse layer above the baked chocolate cake layer and refrigerate for about 1 hour until the mousse layer is completely set.

Step 3 : Strawberry Mousse Layer:
1. Beat the whipping cream well until we get small peaks from them (Refer to the end of this post)
2. In a Blender add the frozen/fresh strawberries and 4-5 tsp of water and blend them well. Then strain them completely and remove the solid parts . Now we have the extracted puree of the strawberries.
3. Cut the strawberry jelly into small pieces. In a vessel add extracted puree and add 2 tbsp sugar and allow it to boil until it reduces to half of its volume. Now add the jelly pieces and simmer the flame.
4. After the jelly pieces are completely dissolved turn off the flame and keep it aside for some time and allow it to cool.
5. Add this fruit mixture to the whipped cream and fold them together.
6. After the chocolate mousse layer is set, pour this mixture above the chocolate mousse layer and refrigerate again for at least 1 hour. Check the cake occasionally for consistency.
Serve chill and enjoy with your family !!!!!

Note :
This is how the soft peaks in the whipping cream will look :

 Recipe Source : Hungry Happenings


sangee vijay said...

Wishing U a Very Happy New Year! this mouse cake looks so delicious and u have done it very well...
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NiVi said...

thank you sangee :)

Jay said...

wow...lipsmacking good..
wishing you & your family a very happy new year Nivi..:)
do stop by my space for a surprise..
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Sobha Shyam said...

wow, awesome cake, totally yummy..Happy 2012 to u n family..