Chocolate Mousse Cake With Ganache Frosting
Rich and decadent cake for all chocolate lovers. It is a perfect chocolate treat with chocolate cake, chocolate mousse filling and ganache frosting. For the chocolate mousse filling I used semi sweet chocolate baking bar and followed the instructions on the cover to make the mousse. For the topping I used ganache frosting ( recipe below) and decorated with chocolate shavings and cherries.
Chocolate cake layer
All Purpose flour- 2 1/2 cup
Sugar- 1 cup
Coco powder-6 tsp
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda 1/2 tsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Buttermilk- 3/4 cup
For the Mousse layer
Egg Yolks- 3
Sugar- 1/4 cup
Whipping cream- 2 1/2 cup
Semi sweet chocolate- 8 oz chopped
For Ganache Frosting
7 ounce chocolate
Whipping Cream- 1 cup
To make the cake
Preheat oven to 350 F. Set rack in he middle of the oven
Grease pan with butter and layer with parchment paper and again grease with butter and dust with flour and set aside.
Shift all the dry ingredients together and keep aside. In another bowl beat butter and sugar with a medium speed mixer until creamy,and add in egg one at a time and beat till light and fluffy. Slowly add the dry ingredients little by little along with the butter milk fold in the ingredients.Pour into prepared pans and bake for 35 - 40 minutes in 350 degree f .Test whether completely cooked by inserting a toothpick in the center It should come out clean. Cool in pan for fifteen minutes and then completely cool on a cooling rack.
To make Mousse
In a micro wave safe bowl melt chocolate in medium power. First put for 15 seconds. Take out and stir and repeat this process till the gets completely melted.
Beat egg yolks in high speed till the color changes to pale yellow and adding little by little off sugar till you get a thick creamy mixture. Heat one cup of cream in a sauce pan till hot. Take off the stove and whisk in the egg yolks. Do it quickly. Place back in the stove and stir continuously till it is thick and creamy. When it is cool add the chocolate mixture and stir continuously for another two minutes and put into refrigerator to get chilled. Beat the remaining whipping cream till stiff and fold in gradually into the chocolate mixture until well blended. Do not put into the fridge for longer period and allow it to set as it will be difficult to spread on the cake.
To make Ganache
In a micro wave safe bowl melt chocolate and butter in medium power. First put for 15 seconds. Take out and stir and repeat this process till the gets completely melted. Allow this to cool a bit and using a spatula slowly combine the heavy cream little by little. When you see the chocolate becoming thick and smooth add the rest of the heavy cream and blend making it a smooth velvety texture. Start assembling the cake as soon as ganache frosting is ready or it will get thickened
Cut cake into two slices.Place one slice ,flat side up on a plate or cake pedestal. With a knife or a spatula spread a layer of mousse . Place the second layer on top,round side up, and spread the chocolate mousse evenly on top and sides of the cake. Next step is to pour the ganache over the mousse layer. Pour it in the center of the cake and slowly spread with single strokes. Allow it to slowly spread over the cake and flow and drip towards the sides of the cake. With a spatula spread it evenly on the sides.You can decorate the cake as you like. Here I used chocolate mousse and glazed cherries.
Hope you will all enjoy.