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Three Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake with Chocolate Glaze

by Adina 05/01/2016 26 comments

Chocolate Mousse Cake
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Happy New Year! I wish you all the best for 2016, most of all health and happiness.

My first post this year! I actually wanted to post earlier but it has been such a busy, busy time, I did not even have the time to turn on the computer. Which is OK as well, sometimes is nice to have break from such things.

Chocolate Mousse Cake

I chose a cake as the first post this year, a cake to celebrate the new year and also my husband’s 40th birthday. I know that most people are more interested in healthier recipes so early in January but I hope you would still like this cake, and I promise I will concentrate on healthier things after this. But I thought the double occasion calls for something more festive than the planned hummus or chicken soup. 🙂

So my husband turned 40 on Saturday, I cannot believe how the time flies by, he was only 26 when we first met. He still looks more or less the same, a few gray hairs and a couple of wrinkles here and there, but otherwise he really kept himself better than anyone I know (lucky me 🙂 ). He wanted to have a big party on Saturday where he could invite not only the family and close friends that are usually there for this occasion but also many people he would normally rarely see, some that he hasn’t seen in years, some that I have never met before. So he did invite a lot of people and most of them actually turned up, so there was really a huge party in the village’s party hall, lasting until 7 o’clock the next morning. Well, I didn’t last that long, I had to bring the kids home, to bed, at about 1 in the morning, but he did manage, don’t ask me how, I am always amazed at this ability. 🙂

Chocolate Mousse Cake

And like I said even the kids managed until about 1 o’clock and they were not the only children there. Everybody seemed to have had a lot of fun, from the youngest (my daughter – 4) to the oldest (my step father-in-law – 78). The older kids, my son included, even managed to earn some money. At one point, they started going around the tables, asking people what they would like to drink. Then they would bring the drinks from the bar and would sometimes get some tips for their trouble. My son was so sweet, he did this really like a pro and when I took him home he told me that when he will get a bit older, he could actually do this more often for other people’s parties, so that he can earn some extra pocket-money all by himself. That really made me proud! (And before anyone out there gets all worked up thinking about child labor or such things, the kids did this out of fun, because they wanted to, for them it was probably the most exciting and fun thing all evening!)

And now back to the recipe. This cake is absolutely glorious and if you like chocolate, you will absolutely love this. I admit, it makes more work than the usual cake, but it is really worth making it for a special occasion, you will be sure to impress anyone and you will be sure that everybody will like it. There are three chocolate mousse layers: one made of milk chocolate, one of white chocolate and one of dark chocolate, everything topped with more chocolate glaze. So definitely no diet food, there must be a million calories in each slice, it is not even worth counting. But you will love every single calorie in this cake! And I have to mention this again: please use good quality chocolate to make this cake, something that you really like, the better the chocolate, the better the cake.

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

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Serves: 12 slices

, Three Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake with Chocolate Glaze
Ingredients
  • For the base:
  • 200 g/ 7 oz plain biscuits
  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz butter
  • For the milk chocolate mousse:
  • 200 ml/ 6.7 fluid oz/ 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons full-fat milk
  • 45 g/ 1.6 oz/ ⅜ cups icing sugar
  • 3 egg yolks (medium Germany, large US)
  • 200 g/ 7 oz good quality milk chocolate
  • 200 ml/ 6.7 fluid oz/ 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 gelatine leaves
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • For the white chocolate mousse:
  • 200 ml/ 6.7 fluid oz/ 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons full-fat milk
  • 45 g/ 1.6 oz/ ⅜ cups icing sugar
  • 3 egg yolks (medium Germany, large US)
  • 200 g/ 7 oz good quality white chocolate
  • 200 ml/ 6.7 fluid oz/ 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 gelatine leaves
  • For the dark chocolate mousse:
  • 80 g/ 2.8 oz good quality dark chocolate (80 % cocoa)
  • 3 gelatine leaves
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 egg whites (medium Germany, large US)
  • For the glaze:
  • 75 ml/ ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 85 g/ 3 oz good quality plain chocolate
  • ½ tablespoon fine sugar
  • 35 g/ 1.2 oz butter
Instructions
  1. To make the base:
  2. Crush the biscuits in the food processor or place them in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them. Melt the butter, then mix the biscuits and the butter together. Line the bottom of a 26 cm/ 10 inch springform with baking paper and press the biscuit mixture inside to get the base of the cake.
  3. To make the milk chocolate mousse:
  4. Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for about 10 minutes or according to the packet's instructions.
  5. In the meantime heat the milk very slightly in a small pot. It should only be warm and not hot.
  6. Chop the chocolate and place in a bowl together with the instant coffee.
  7. Beat the egg yolks and the icing sugar together using a hand-held mixer until light and fluffy. Add the milk slowly. Pour the mixture back to the pan where the milk was before and heat on low heat while stirring all the time until the mixture thickens slightly. Pour over the chopped chocolate and the coffee and stir until the chocolate melts completely. Add the soaked and squeezed gelatine leaves and stir to incorporate. Pour this mixture into the springform and place in the fridge for 2 hours.
  8. To make the white chocolate mousse:
  9. Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for about 10 minutes or according to the packet's instructions.
  10. In the meantime heat the milk very slightly in a small pot. It should only be warm and not hot.
  11. Chop the white chocolate and place in a bowl.
  12. Beat the egg yolks and the icing sugar together using a hand-held mixer until light and fluffy. Add the milk slowly. Pour the mixture back to the pan where the milk was before and heat on low heat while stirring all the time until the mixture thickens slightly. Pour over the chopped chocolate and stir until the chocolate melts completely. Add the soaked and squeezed gelatine leaves and stir to incorporate. Pour this mixture carefully and slowly in the springform over the set milk chocolate mousse and place in the fridge for another 2 hours.
  13. To make the dark chocolate mousse:
  14. Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for about 10 minutes or according to the packet's instructions.
  15. Chop the dark chocolate very finely and place it a small pan together with 2 tablespoons of the orange juice. Heat very slowly while stirring slowly all the time until the chocolate has melted.
  16. Place the other 2 tablespoons orange juice in another small pan, add the gelatine and heat gently, while stirring until the gelatine is dissolved. Pour over the melted chocolate and incorporate.
  17. Beat the white eggs until stiff and fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour this mixture carefully and slowly in the springform over the set white chocolate mousse and place in the fridge for another 2 hours.
  18. When the cake is set, carefully remove the springform ring (run a knife around the cake to make sure the ring comes away properly) and pour over the glaze.
  19. To make the chocolate glaze:
  20. Place the heavy cream into a small pot and bring to a simmer. Take off the heat, add the finely chopped plain chocolate, the sugar and the butter and stir until the chocolate is melted. Pour slowly over the cake and leave to set. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Chocolate Mousse Cake
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Garcia 05/01/2016 - 11:42

Happy New Year! This is really delicious. Appropriate for new years eve. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us. I will definitely try at home.

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Adina 05/01/2016 - 22:53

Thank you. A happy new year to you too.

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[email protected]'s Recipes 05/01/2016 - 17:05

wow this looks incredibly smooth and delicious, Adina.
Have a wonderful 2016!

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Adina 05/01/2016 - 22:52

Thank you, Angie. I wish you a great year too. 🙂

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Kate @ Framed Cooks 06/01/2016 - 13:25

What a gorgeous cake! Happy New Year to you and Happy Birthday to your husband!

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Adina 07/01/2016 - 09:24

Thank you, Kate. A Happy New Year to you too.

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Monica 06/01/2016 - 14:48

Oh my, what a beautiful cake! It’s a stunning way to kick off 2016 and your husband’s milestone birthday!! That sounds like a wonderful birthday party bonanza! All that and this cake, too. Your husband is a lucky man. I would sit down and really take my time to savor every bite of this cake. I just love chocolate! : )

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Adina 07/01/2016 - 09:23

Thank you, Monica. It really was a bonanza, I was surprised that all the people managed to get home ok. 🙂 But it is only once every 10 years, so …

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Evi @ greenevi 06/01/2016 - 15:03

Wow, your cake making skills are amazing! Beautiful 🙂

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Adina 07/01/2016 - 09:21

Thank you, Evi. You make me blush. 🙂

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Melanie @ Melanie Cooks 06/01/2016 - 17:46

What a beautiful cake! I love chocolate cakes with the addition of coffee – the coffee really intensifies the chocolate flavor and makes the cake irresistible!

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Adina 07/01/2016 - 09:20

I love the coffee in it as well, so much I was already thinking of experimenting more in this area soon.

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Meghan | Fox and Briar 06/01/2016 - 22:01

What a lovely cake! That sounds like such a fun birthday party for your husband. My hubs turned 40 this year too – well, I guess it is last year now 🙂 I agree that doing a special occasion cake for that party was the right call, and this cake is totally gorgeous!

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Adina 07/01/2016 - 09:20

Thanks, Meghan. It was a great party, my husband still won’t stop talking about it.

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[email protected] 07/01/2016 - 00:15

Happy New Year and Happy 40th to your husband! This cake looks so amazing. Love the beautiful layers. 🙂

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Adina 07/01/2016 - 09:17

Thank you. Happy New Year to you too, Christin.

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Thao @ In Good Flavor 07/01/2016 - 02:02

Happy New Year!! And happy birthday to your husband! It sounds like you know how to throw a party. I love mousse cakes and this one looks phenomenal!! It’s a lick the plate clean kind of cake!

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Adina 07/01/2016 - 09:17

Thank you, Thao. Happy New Year to you too! 🙂

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Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table 07/01/2016 - 02:08

Will you make this for me for my birthday?! Pretty please?! This cake sounds seriously fantastic with the double mousse – cause why stop at just one?! And I completely forgive you for posting this in January because now I get to drool and try to lick the screen.
Also so glad to hear the big 40th party went off so well! I can’t imagine staying up until 7 am, so I’m impressed. And seeing as how my 4-year-old goes to bed at 7 pm, I’m amazed yours made it till 1 – what a night! That will surely go down in the record books.
Pinning now! XO

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Adina 07/01/2016 - 09:16

I would love to make it for you but I am afraid it will be a stinky mess before it reaches you. 🙂 My daughter normally goes to bed between 7 and 8 as well, so I was really surprised she lasted so long on Saturday. I admit she was kind of just hanging there towards the end but otherwise she managed that all right. She is really her father’s daughter. 🙂

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Bertha 12/01/2016 - 07:08

Happy New year! And Happy Birthday to your Husband!This cake sounds marvelous. My family love cake. I am going to make this in my son’s birthday.Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe!!!!!!!!!!!

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Adina 12/01/2016 - 11:55

Thank you, Bertha. Let me know if you liked the cake!

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Kate 12/01/2016 - 20:26

What a gorgeous cake Adina! My husband turned 40 this year too and he was 24 when we met which I feel was yesterday. I can’t believe it, how does time move so quickly? Sounds like you had a great party!

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Kayla Foyt 14/01/2016 - 01:20

Hi! I want to recreate your recipe, and I was wondering what kind of biscuits you crushed? Also by “plain chocolate” do you mean like milk chocolate?

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Adina 14/01/2016 - 08:24

Hi Kayla. I used butter biscuits, that is the way they are called in Germany, that means really plain biscuits, only flour, butter and sugar I suppose. I think you could use any biscuits you like. With plain chocolate I mean something a bit less sweet than the milk chocolate, it normally has 45-50% cocoa in it and no milk powder, just cocoa, cocoa butter and sugar. I hope this helps and I hope you like the cake. 🙂

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Cakes to Delhi 05/09/2016 - 17:52

Your food photography is amazing! I’ll try this recipe! Thanks!!

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