Tag Archive | "chocolate mousse"

Chocolate Mousse Cake Made Easy

Chocolate Mousse Cake Made Easy

Chocolate mousse cake is a treat to eat but can be hard to make. Most chocolate mousse recipes require eggs and a more complicated preparation process than this one. Of course, some may say because I don’t use the traditional ingredients that isn’t a mousse. But I dare you to try it…it’s absolutely delicious and you’ll be pleased at how easy it is. Ingredients Needed: 1 teaspoon gelatin powder 2 tablespoons boiling water 1 cup whipping cream 1/3 cup sugar ¼ cup cocao powder, sifted 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Chill a mixing bowl and beaters for ...

Posted in Desserts, RecipesComments (0)

Chinese Cake Recipe with Fruit

Chinese Cake Recipe with Fruit

...  popular Chinese cake recipe is for sponge cake. This is an amazingly light tasting cake with incredible texture that will leave you wanting more. The good news is, that while the recipe is quite involved, it’s not particularly difficult to put it together. Here’s what you need to make my Chinese cake with fruit.  Ingredients Needed: 1 package vanilla or chocolate mousse* 1 package of vanilla or chocolate custard* One fully-baked and cooled Sponge Cake Fruit, cut into small pieces. In our photos, we are using strawberry, canteloupe and mango, but you can include kiwi, other berries, canned mandarins and more. 2 cups of stabilized whipped cream 1 extra cup of stabilized whipped cream or icing for decorating ** * Most authentic Chinese sponge cakes include vanilla mousse and custard, but if you like a little chocolate, by all means go for it. ** ...  your cake and make it last longer, while still looking beautiful. Chinese Cake Assembly There is really no right or wrong way to assemble this cake because it’s going to be delicious no matter what, but here is our suggestion. To start with, cut your cake twice to create 3 layers. You can use a knife, thread or a cake leveler…whichever is your tool of choice. The idea is to get 3 layers that are as even as possible. Bottom Layer: Mousse and fruit. In the picture below, we’re using chocolate mousse and we topped it with fruit. Next Layer:  Custard and Fruit. Now you can top the next layer with custard and some more fruit. Next, place the top on the cake. It may look a little lopsided, but you can usually smooth this out in when you top it with whipped cream. TIP: If you want to avoid lopsidedness as much as possible, you can actually pipe some whipped cream in circle around each layer, going as close to the edge of the layer as possible. Do this before you add the ...

Posted in Chinese, Desserts, RecipesComments (0)

Chocolate Mousse Birthday Cake

Chocolate Mousse Birthday Cake

...  is my birthday so I am going to celebrate by posting the recipe for chocolate mousse birthday cake with ganache and whipped cream. This cake is quite decadent; but it can be pretty easy to put together, especially if you used pre-made mixes for your cake and mousse. If you’re ambitious, you can use from scratch recipes instead. This birthday cake consists of a chocolate cake base and chocolate mousse filling. It’s then topped with whipped cream, chocolate ganache, crumbled Skor bars and garnished with strawberries. Ingredients Needed: 1 – 9” cake, cooled and cut into 2 layers. You can also make 2 – 9” cakes if you prefer. Chocolate Mousse set and chilled (use our simple recipe, or 1 packaged mix will do) 2 cups stabilized whipped cream 1 batch of chocolate ganache (use our recipe, it’s easier than you think) 2-3 Hershey Skor chocolate bars, crumbled Fresh ...

Posted in Desserts, RecipesComments (1)

Follow Me On The Web!