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
Milk - 1 cup
Vegatable Oil -1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
Boiling Water -!1 cup
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
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.
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!