Chocolate mousse cake

DSC_3345DSC_3350Rich and decadent, this cake is the ultimate chocolate indulgence. Gorgeausly and gooey and utterly irresistible, this mousse cake is a chocolate lover´s dream.

For my english speakers followers this is the english version of Tarta con mousse de chocolate

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Ingredients

          

For the shortbread base

  •       240 g plain flour
  •       90 g caster sugar
  •       170 g unsalted butter, plus a little extra, for greasing

For the mousse topping

 

  •       300 g dark chocolate
  •       150g unsalted butter
  •       6 eggs, separated
  •       55g caster sugar
  •       Cocoa powder, for dusting
  •       Fine chocolate chips , for decoration

 

Prep time: 30 minutes, plus chilling time.

Cook time: 45 minutes

 

 Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, fan 160ºC. Grease a 20cm round springform tin and line with baking parchment.
  2. To make the base, combine the flour, sugar and butter, and make a dough by hand. Or use a food processor and whizz until it resembles breadcrumbs. Pat together to form a ball, then press the dough evenly into the bottom of the tin. Prick all over with a fork.DSC_3227DSC_3234
  3. Bake for about 20 minutes, until just dry to the touch. Allow cooling completely, which, should take about 30 minutes.DSC_3236
  4. To make the mouse toping, place the chocolate and butter in a bowl and melt over a pan of simmering water.DSC_3240
  5. Tip the eggs white into a large bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form
  1. Wisk the eggs yolks with the sugar until pale. Add the chocolate mixture to the eggs yolks, and then fold in the egg whites.DSC_3246
  1. Pour into the cake tin and bake for 20 -25 minutes. Allow cooling completely in the springform tin, which should take at least 4 hours.
  1. Dust with cocoa powder and decorate it with fine chocolate chips before serving.

 

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Autor: Ana Postre

Bienvenidos! Mi nombre es Ana y soy la autora y creadora del blog El postre de Ana. https://elpostredeana.com/about/

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