Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Chocolate Mousse Cake With Ganache Frosting


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 white chocolate and glazed cherries.





Ingredients

Chocolate cake layer
All Purpose flour- 1 1/2 cup
Egg- 2
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Coco powder-6 tsp
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda 1 tsp
Salt- 1/2tsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Buttermilk- 3/4 cup
Butter-1/2 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
butter- 1tbp





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




To assemble the cake


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. 

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy.

39 comments:

  1. One of my fav frosting..Cake came out super soft and moist...apt for this season...

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  2. Super moist and delicious looking cake suja...aa piece pass cheyyo pls..

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  3. Beautiful cake,suja..It will literally melt in the mouth..Isnt it?

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  4. This looks so tempting and delicious...yumm!

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  5. Wow!,Great Idea Dear.This cake luks moist and spongy.Impressive Recipe.Luv it Suja.

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  6. wow, awesome cake, absolutely delicious cake..great job !!

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  7. I am drooling looking at this cake! It has come out sooooo well!

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  8. Wow....look at that spongy delicious cake....So cute!

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  9. mmmm it looks simply delicious!! awesome! thanx for sharing!!

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  10. Ithu adipoli cake annu suja, kandittu kothivarunu.

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  11. Hi suja, one slice? no... i want 2 slices, they look so delicious, imagine the chocolate melting in my mouth with e cherries..ooo thanks

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  12. Thanx for the lovely comment on mys ite. Love the look of that cake. Delicious. Am planning a mousse cake for my celebratory post. Wonderful post dear..!

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  13. super..... pinne blogil film awards paranjittundu abhiprayam parayane..............

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  14. Looks so beautiful and tempting dear..

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  15. Ooh, that picture on top is so drool-worthy!

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  16. Wow perfected to the core...looks delicious

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  17. Suja, OMG! OMG! I am feeling a bit giddy after seeing this yummy cake....YUM! wish I could just take a bite :(

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  18. Wow..it looks so delicious..perfectly made..

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  19. Mmmmm...Looks very very yummy...please pass me that slice will you?

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  20. wow.....it ca,me out so perfectly.....superb dear

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  21. wow...delicious cake...perfectly made :-)

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  22. Ohhh Suja!! This's the best cake I've ever seen. I've been craving cake for a while now, I mean homebaked cake. This's definitely bookmarked!

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  23. mouthwatering cake looking so impressive

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  24. I am drooling seeing the beautifully decorated cake. Looks soft, spongy and yummy.

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  25. OMG Suja ..that is a stunner and I am helpless that I cant taste it ;-D..delicios chocolate cake..hugs and smiles

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  26. This is a winner! Beautifully done and so tempting!

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  27. Wow delicious cake suja..nicely decotated and assembled.Assemble cheythathu enganeanu ennu eniku vayichitu pidikittiyilla .

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  28. Cake looks extremely sinful and divine..

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  29. I'm drooling here.. Can I have a bite of it???

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  30. ur chocolate cake is soooo tempting ...i m going to try it someday !!!

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  31. Wow, that seriously looks fantastic! Truly divine!

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  32. WOW!! Really tempting chocolate cake..Yum Yum!

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