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Re:Chocolate Mousse Layer Cake

This cake was not easy to make, but with careful planning and enough time it's doable. I made the cake in the morning on day 1, and let it cool until late afternoon. It didn't rise as much as I had hoped, and it also was domed which made it difficult to cut into three layers but I managed to do it, just. The mousse went well and was delicious. I assembled the cake and put it in the fridge overnight to set. The next morning I made the chocolate band. You definitely need to watch it carefully as I let mine set up a bit too much so I couldn't ruffle it as much on the top as I should have without it cracking. Instead of chocolate curls on top, I sprinkled edible gold flakes. As I had made sure to smooth the mousse on top very carefully, it looked great and together with the chocolate band it looked really impressive!Taste-wise, I'd give the mousse an 8 or 9 as it wasn't very complex in flavour, but the cake itself was a bit dry. There was enough mousse that it didn't really matter, but still, I would've liked it better had the cake been more moist.


Posted: 04:21 pm on December 27th 2013