Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake

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Extremely decadent layered chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling is THE thing to satisfy all your chocolate cravings (did I say chocolate a million times in one sentence or what , hehe).

Makes: 6

BROWNIE BASE:

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This brownie recipe is different from my brownies and works a bit better as a sturdier base for the mousse.

Ingredients:

  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 200g butter, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups (275g) brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 3/4 cup (110g) plain flour
  • 1/3 cup (35g) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup(60g) sour cream
  • Chocolate curls, to decorate
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Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/320°F.
  2. Grease and line a baking tray, I used a 20cm × 30cm slice pan. Allow the 2 long sides to overhang.
  3. Combine the chocolate and butter in a saucepan. Melt it in a double broiler until the chocolate mixture is smooth.
  4. If you do not have one it is very easy to make one at home. Take a mixing bowl (preferably glass/Pyrex or metal) and a saucepan that the bowl will fit on top of. The two should fit tightly together; you don’t want a gap between the bowl and the saucepan, nor do you want a bowl that sits precariously on a tiny saucepan. To use the double boiler, add water to the pan and bring it to a simmer, then place the bowl on top and Inside the top bowl, you can melt chocolate without worrying that it will stick and burn.
  5. Add the sugar and egg and stir to combine.
  6. Next add the flour and cocoa powder, stir until just combined.
  7. Throw in the sour cream mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  8. Pour into the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely.
  9. Take out the brownie from the pan onto a clean work surface.
  10. Using a round pastry cutter cut 6 discs from the brownie. Place these discs on a baking tray.
  11. Cut six 10cm × 30cm rectangles of the baking paper.
  12. Now lightly grease these 6 rectangles on one side, I used cooking oil spray.
  13. Take one of the brownie disc and using it as a base, wrap the baking paper rectangle around it, the greased-side facing in.
  14. Make a tall cylinder shape/collar/mould and secure it with a staple. Make all 6 the same way and keep aside.
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CHOCOLATE MOUSSE:

We are making 3 layers of mousse. One with the dark chocolate, one with the milk chocolate and the last one with white chocolate.

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Ingredients:

  • 150g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp powdered gelatine
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) thickened/ heavy / double cream
  • 150g milk chocolate, chopped
  • 150g white chocolate, chopped
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Method: 1st layer

  1. To make the first layer of mousse, melt the dark chocolate in a double broiler.
  2. While your chocolate is melting, boil some water. We only need 1 tbsp of boiling water.
  3. in a small bowl stir 1 tbsp of the boiling water with 1/2 tsp of the gelatine.
  4. Now add this gelatine to the melted chocolate and stir to combine.
  5. Separate one egg. Place the egg whites in a medium bowl. Add the egg yolk to the chocolate mixture and mix to combine.
  6. Whisk 1/2 cup (125ml) of the cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add this to the chocolate mixture and combine.
  7. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form and gently fold into the chocolate mixture as well until just combined.
  8. Divide this mixture evenly among the prepared baking paper moulds.
  9. Place it in the fridge for 20 mins to set.
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2nd layer

  1. Repeat steps 1-8 using milk chocolate.
  2. Place it in the fridge again for 20 mins to set.

3rd layer

  1. To make the last and white layer of the mousse repeat steps 1-8 using white chocolate.
  2. Place it in the fridge for 6 hours or until completely set.

CHOCOLATE SAUCE:

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) thickened/ heavy / double cream
  • 50g dark chocolate
  • 2tsp brown sugar

Method:

  1. To make the chocolate sauce, combine the cream, chocolate and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. Cook, stirring for 3 mins or until the chocolate melts and the sauce thickens slightly.
  3. Set aside to cool.

Serving:

Remove the paper collars from the mousses. Serve with chocolate sauce and the chocolate curls.

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This mousse filling is so light and fluffy and tastes so good with the brownies base, mmmmm soooooo goood. I know you want this right now, Don’t question your choice just make it.

Aa jao “Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake” tayyar hai!!

32 Comments Add yours

  1. Ankita M-S says:

    kay tempting ahe 😛
    Awesome 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Ankita. 🙏🏼😊😊😊

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  2. chef mimi says:

    Wow. I don’t do much baking – especially fiddle recipes like this one – although it’s probably pretty straight forward to you! But I do like looking at beautiful photos of desserts! Gorgeous!!!

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    1. Aww thank you so much Mimi. I really appreciate you saying that about the photos. And you sound like my eldest daughter she always says the same thing about desserts like these. I do agree that after i make them a few times they don’t seem so hard and I’ve been baking for a long time..😊😊😊

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  3. Please pass me some!! so droolworthy !

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    1. Aww sure ..I’d do that for some of those veg fried rice 🙂

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  4. This looks absolutely decadent! I love it 🙂 Such a beautiful presentation.

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    1. Thank you so much Heather. I’m so glad they came out good. My grand son was running all over the place when I was making this recipe 😂

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  5. OMG! That looks decadent. I want to have it NOW!

    ∞ © tanvii.com ∞

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    1. Aww thank you so mucch Tanvi, go ahead and try them , these look a bit technical but once you make them you will see that its not so hard 🙂 .. Let me know how they turn out

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  6. Vajeea says:

    OMG! Absolutely gorgeous! Wish I had the patience to replicate this beauty!

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    1. Thanks a lot Vajeea, yeah this recipe does require some patience. But do hive it a try, its not so hard once you make it

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  7. heenie says:

    Why o why you do this to your poor readers? It’s is so pretty and droolicious.

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    1. Awww soo sweet, you have the recipe go ahead and try it. Once you make it you will see that it’s not that hard, just requires some patience.

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      1. heenie says:

        Yeah InShAllah, it’s so tempting. I’ve 5 kids…patience is all I have 😀

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      2. Perfect.. And its just too much of a coincidence all of our things are so similar, fauji background, love for food and 5 kids now .. We have just too much in common😊👏🏽😍

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      3. heenie says:

        O wow! May be universe is telling us something hmmm… Things happen for a reason!

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      4. Yes it seems like a sign .. Are you based in Islamabad?

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      5. heenie says:

        Posted in pindi.

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      6. heenie says:

        Posted in pindi these days.

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      7. This is too much of a coincidence.. We should meet up. I’ll shoot you an email.

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      8. heenie says:

        Would love to!

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    1. Thank you hon. 😍😊🙏🏼

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  8. PeachyTales says:

    OMG these are absolute heaven! Wish I was living next to you, I think it would hv been feast everyday haha! I love the photos as well.Makes me want to rub chocolate all over me haha xx

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    1. Hahaa that doesn’t sound bad either.. And aww that would be so much fun, I could learn all the amazing delicious things you make and you could learn from me .. 😍

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    1. Yes it was really worth the try, i loved it too

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    1. Thank you 🙏🏼😊😊

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