Ria's Collection: January 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009


Whenever i hear the word 'Mousse'... be it any flavour,it 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!!

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: (courtesy: Hershey's)

Sugar - 2 cups
Flour- 1 3/4 cups
Cocoa- 3/4 cups
Baking Powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Baking soda- 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Eggs- 2
Milk - 1 cup
Vegetable 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
Sugar-1 tbsp
Eggs-3 large,separated.

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!
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