Ria's Collection: INSTANT EGGLESS CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE & giveaway winners!

Sunday, December 18, 2011



Iknow some of you must have been wondering about my absence here. Well, I gather that up from the e-mails and msgs I have been recieving for the last few weeks. Everything is alright,it's just that our personal computer is out for servicing so,I rarely get the time to sit with his computer to upload pics and blog about it.Now that I am back, it's time for some yummy Chocolate Mousse Cake! Don't you all know my love for a good Chocolate Mousse?

I just assembled 2 of my favourite components together to make this dessert. A sponge cake and some Instant Eggless Chocolate Mousse. Yes,it's that easy and hardly takes anytime! I made this for a potluck Chritmas party last night and the kids loved it, more than the adults :-)
Old Fashioned Fruit Cake

Black & White Torte

Remember the Cake Recipes I was talking about to you guys,which was featured in Vanitha? I finally got hold of a copy,actually the folks at Malayala Manorama sent me a copy. When I blogged about it saying I haven't seen it yet,I get an e-mail from my reader Shani with an atttachement which was nothing but an entire e-copy of Vanitha! I am so grateful to you all,for such wonderful connect !
Brown Butter Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

Flourless Mocha Truffle Cake

So after I won the Pachakarani title, I recieved a call from Vanitha Magazine's office asking if I could bake some cakes for their December issue and tihs was just a few days before I left to US after my long holiday in Kannur. Inspite of all the crazy packing and last minute things happening at home, I found sometime to bake and decorate these cakes: Old Fashioned Fruit Cake,Black & White Torte, Brown Butter Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting & Flourless Mocha Truffle Cake. Even though it might sound cliche, I have to say, each one of them tasted so good! Amma, the cake hater in my family & Appan loved the Black & White Torte the most. The remaining portion was carefully packed and taken for a small family get together we had that evening and the Mocha Truffle Cake was the star, there! My lil brother,Ritchie,dug into it rightaway! I'll be posting the recipes for each one here, in the coming days...so stay tuned!
Instant Chocolate mousse CakeINSTANT CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE
Recipe for the cake: Amma
Recipe for the mousse: Nigella Lawson

For an 8 inch cake,you need:

1 batch of Chocolate Sponge
1 batch of Instant Chocolate Mousse
1/2 batch of soaking syrup

Cut the sponge into 2 horizontally and place it on a springform tin.Soak it with the soaking syrup and top it off with the Chocolate Mousse. Let it set in the fridge for 1 hour and then top with remaining cake,crumbled up and drizzle some melted chocolate over it.
Serve chilled.

The winners for the giveaway are :

1. Fruit Cake : Divya Vikram
2. Gingerbread Man:Nina Matthew
3.IPad cover:Jayz

Congratulations!!!!Please send me your postal address as soon as possible to airmathew AT gmail DOT com.

So, are you all waiting for the Santa to come down the chimney? I sure am! :-)


Aarthi said...


Poornima Nair said...

Your mousse cake looks divine, wanna dig in!! Same for the other cakes in the mag, Congratulations! Waiting for the recipes, especially the mocha truffle cake...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful cake! I'm going to make something very similar for Xmas.



Mitha said...

Hey ria I have been hunting for an eggless mousse cake recipe. BTW I dont have access to marshmallows, do u have any substitute for that ?
and my mom got me an extra copy of this vanitha!! great recipes and u looked lovely in that snap

Sarah said...

so rich and wonderful! its such a perfect treat! looks awesome! I read your recipes from Vanitha... all of them were really interesting ones... will be trying out some of them :)

Zareena said...

Lovely chocolate mousse recipe dear. I got a copy of vanitha in which your cake recipes were posted. By seeing the snaps, I came to know that its your preparation and when I checked the named, indeed it was you..:)Excellent Ria, you rock.

Faseela said...

congrats..........luks so perfect n delicious

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, wat an elegant cake,stunning..congrats to the winners.

Justbeanme said...

Ria u not only the cooking queen title but also the girl with immense energy !,wow u made all this with all that happening around u....wow lucky winner too, I will try this cake for sure...... Wow...

Anzz said...

The mousse looks lovely and very decadent. No wonder the kids went crazy after it. .!

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Chocolate mousse cake looks amazing and fab clicks. I wish I could find a copy of that vanitha. Congrats and wishing you many more success in the venture of cooking..
Ente naatukaari anennu arinjathil athiyaaya santhosam :)

Rose /Magpie said...

Simply fabulous Ria! Each one a stunner!

Archana said...

looks delicious. Waiting for the other cakes.

O seasons greetings too

Javelin Warrior said...

Ria, this is incredible and thanks for sharing! I’ve been inspired to feature this post in today's Friday Food Fetish roundup. If you have any objections, please let me know. Have a wonderful holiday and keep amazing food coming!

Anonymous said...

That cake looks wonderful! Couldn't resist trying this one out :) My chocolate sponge is in the oven right now. Can't wait :)

notyet100 said...

Will try this sometime,cake looks gorgeous,.

Anonymous said...

Ria, I tried the mousse cake, and it turned out beautiful and delicious! Everybody just loved it! Thank you so much!

Rachel Sonny Abraham said...

Happy New Year, Ria and Jobin!! I too saw your recipes and photo in Vanitha...am very very impressed!! Keep up the good work!! All the best for all future endeavours, God bless you!!

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