Fun Bakery - Chocolate Mousse Cake

(makes a 9" cake)

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 powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup plain yogurt

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 yogurt, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 of plain yogurt
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
DONE!! The chocolate cake is a bit over freezed but the chocolate mousse is really cool, can seperate it as an individual dessert!!


KennyT said...

This will be my bday cake!!!

Fun said...

DEAL!! but should we hv a pot luck dinner b4 ur bday? ^_^