Monday, January 12, 2009

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Whenever i hear the word 'Mousse'... be it any flavour.. reminds me of my D-A-H-L-I-N-G Priyanka!She is my best friend since my college days! We were so crazy about Sweet Chariot Mousse Cake and would never miss a chance to gobble up one!!

Ahhh.. now she is the UK and i miss her terribly!!! :(

So to cheer both of us and also to re-kindle our memories... I dedicate this post of mine to my lovely friend Priyanka Rudrappa!

For the chocolate cake: ( courtsey: Hershey's)


Sugar - 2 cups
Flour- 1 3/4 cups
Cocoa- 3/4 cups ( i used Cadbury's)
Baking Powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Baking soda- 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Eggs- 2
Milk - 1 cup
Vegatable Oil -1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
Boiling Water -!1 cup


Method:
1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.
2. Beat on medium for 2 mins.
3.Stir in boiling water(batter will be THIN)
4.Pour and bake for 30-35 mins .Cool for 10 mins.
5.Remove from tin and cool completely.






For the chocolate mousse:


Bittersweet chocolate-4 1/2 oz (finely chopped)
Unsalted butter- 2 tbsp
Strong coffee- 2 tbsp
Cold cream-1 cup
Sugar-1 tbsp
Eggs-3 large,separated.


Method:
1.Whip the cream to peaks and refrigerate.
2.Combine chocolate,butter&coffee over hot water, stirring frequently until smooth.Remove from heat and cool to body temperature(dab a bit on your lower lip and is it is warm, thats it!)
3.Whip egg whites with sugar.
4.When chocolate is cooled add yolks. Stir.
5.Stir is 1/3 of cream, half of egg whites.Once incorporated , fold in remainining whites and finally cream.
6.Set for 8 hours in fridge.


Assembly:
1. Cut the cake into 3 layers horizontally.
2. Spread mousse on 2 layers and assemble them.
3.Spread the remaining mousse on top and sides.
4.The cake can be decorated further as per your wish!


Happy Eating!!

14 Comments:

ms said...

her riya great work!I was about to ask you to start a food blog when i saw the pics of all those dishes in orkut...waiting for more recepies!!!!!!!!!!

Ria Mathew said...

Hey Ms! thank you! yes will post more ! guess i should get out of my laziness to type ! :)

Ria Mathew said...

Ms.. may i knw who this is? tried the link to your blog. not working!! :(

ms said...

this is merrit dear!!!!!!!!u r a very talented person,very pretty,great dressing sense,great cook...some day u r going to be a prefect wife :)!!!!!!!!

Ria Mathew said...

Thanks a lot Merrit! Do make these nd post your pics as well! leave the link of your blog on mine!

Mishmash ! said...

Ria....all the best ......have lots of fun blogging :)

Ria Mathew said...

Thank You Shn! I feel its an honour to have you leave a comment on mine! :)

nivi :-) said...

Hi Riya....
i am nivi & came across ur blog as i was flipping through showmethecurry site. Nice blog and interestingly u have a sweet tooth...i do too...

Do u live in India ? good luck...and keep posting ur fav recipes, i wud be interested coz our tastes match..

Ria Mathew said...

Nivi,

Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I live in India and have a real BIG sweet tooth :D

Do come back for more!

Hugs!

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

hey ria.. u dudnt know how much i searched to get this recipe
thanks will try this out and let u know
this is hubby dears fav da..

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

hey ria.. u dudnt know how much i searched to get this recipe
thanks will try this out and let u know
this is hubby dears fav da..

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

hey ria.. u dudnt know how much i searched to get this recipe
thanks will try this out and let u know
this is hubby dears fav da..

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

hey ria.. u dudnt know how much i searched to get this recipe
thanks will try this out and let u know
this is hubby dears fav da..

Zo-Ya said...

Hey Ria,
Tried this, loved this!
http://nokkethadoorathu.blogspot.com/2011/05/love-is-in-air.html

Cheers

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