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Never-fail chocolate mousse cake recipe

Never-fail chocolate mousse cake recipe

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  • Cake
  • Celebration cakes
  • Birthday cake
  • Chocolate birthday cake

This recipe was given to me by a friend who owned a cafe. I often put 2 tablespoons of liqueur or brandy into the mousse mixture after it has been melted together.

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IngredientsServes: 20

  • 400g sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 200g natural yoghurt
  • 60g cocoa powder
  • 200g butter (softened not melted)
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 350g self raising flour
  • 250ml boiling strong coffee
  • For the mousse
  • 90g butter
  • 300g dark chocolate
  • 125ml cream

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:45min ›Extra time:30min › Ready in:1hr30min

  1. To make the cake; put all ingredients into a large electric cake mixer bowl in the order given.
  2. Beat on medium for 30 mins. Then scrape down bowl and then beat for 1 min.
  3. Turn into a greased and lined 23x33cm tin or 2 large sponge tins. Bake at 160 C for approx 40 to 50 mins if baking in large tin, or 25 to 30 mins for two sponge tins.
  4. To make the chocolate mousse, melt all ingredients over a low heat in a small saucepan. Stir until well combined.
  5. Then cool in fridge. When cool beat 4 mins. Then refrigerate until firm enough to spread over the top of the cake. When the cake is cool, ice with chocolate mousse.

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Reviews in English (7)

what cream do you use? single or double? thanks-21 Oct 2010

I've made a lot of chocolate cakes but this has to be one of the best!-28 Feb 2014

Hi just made this cake and it's moist from inside been in the oven for 40 to 50 mins-25 Oct 2015