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Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

This dessert masterpiece boasts layers of rich dark, velvety milk, and creamy white chocolate mousse, nestled atop a moist chocolate cake base. Each bite is a symphony of indulgent flavours, promising an unforgettable chocolate experience. Prepare your taste buds for a luxurious journey through layers of bliss.

Total Time
6 hours
Difficulty
Tricky
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Ingredients for 12 Servings

  • For the Chocolate Cake Base:
    150g dark chocolate, chopped
    120g unsalted butter
    3 large eggs
    100g granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    80g all-purpose flour
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    For the Dark Chocolate Mousse:
    200g dark chocolate, chopped
    350ml heavy cream, divided
    1 teaspoon gelatin powder
    2 tablespoons cold water

    For the Milk Chocolate Mousse:
    200g milk chocolate, chopped
    350ml heavy cream, divided
    1 teaspoon gelatin powder
    2 tablespoons cold water

    For the White Chocolate Mousse:
    200g white chocolate, chopped
    350ml heavy cream, divided
    1 teaspoon gelatin powder
    2 tablespoons cold water

    For Garnish:
    Chocolate shavings
    Fresh berries

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    40 min
  • Cooking Time
    25 – 30 min

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Method
    1. Prepare the Chocolate Cake Base:
      • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease and line a 9-inch (23 cm) round cake pan.
      • Melt the dark chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over simmering water. Let it cool slightly.
      • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Gently fold in the melted chocolate mixture, flour, and salt until just combined. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely.
    2. Prepare the Dark Chocolate Mousse:
      • Sprinkle gelatin over cold water and let it bloom for 5 minutes. Melt the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
      • Heat 150ml of heavy cream until hot but not boiling. Remove from heat and stir in the bloomed gelatin until dissolved. Pour the cream mixture over the melted chocolate and whisk until smooth. Let it cool to room temperature.
      • In a separate bowl, whip the remaining 200ml of heavy cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. Pour the dark chocolate mousse over the cooled cake base and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
    3. Prepare the Milk Chocolate Mousse:
      • Repeat the same process as the dark chocolate mousse using the milk chocolate. Pour the milk chocolate mousse over the set dark chocolate mousse layer and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
    4. Prepare the White Chocolate Mousse:
      • Repeat the same process as the previous mousse layers using the white chocolate. Pour the white chocolate mousse over the set milk chocolate mousse layer and refrigerate until fully set, preferably overnight.
    5. Garnish and Serve:
      • Before serving, garnish the cake with chocolate shavings and fresh berries. Run a sharp knife around the inside edge of the cake pan to loosen the cake, then remove the sides of the pan. Slice and serve the triple chocolate mousse cake, reveling in the layers of decadence.
    Pro Tips
    • Perfect Mousse: Allow each mousse layer to set properly before adding the next for distinct, elegant layers.
    • Cake Consistency: Ensure the chocolate cake base is moist but firm enough to support the mousse layers.
    • Sharp Slicing: Dip a knife in hot water for clean, precise slices, showcasing the beautiful layers.
    • Creative Garnish: Experiment with various berries and chocolate decorations for a personalized, artistic touch.
    • Make Ahead: This cake can be made a day in advance, allowing the flavors to meld and intensify for an even more indulgent experience.

Notes

Enjoy the luxurious experience of indulging in this Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake, where velvety layers of dark, milk, and white chocolate mousse meet a rich chocolate cake base for the ultimate dessert delight.

Calories per Serving: Approximately 380 calories per serving (based on 1/12th of the cake). A luxurious treat worth every indulgent calorie.

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