Friday, December 28, 2012

Chocolate Mousse Cake


I found a personal favourite in this recipe blog and enjoyed thoroughly! It was a very simple recipe and the steps were perfect except for the fact that not being very familiar with various cooking techniques and terms associated with it, I went one step ahead and explained them in a later section, after going through a lot of tutorials on youtube. The lack of baking ovens in Indian houses (like mine) made me experiment with the heatings and timings since I had to use a microwave oven instead.

Also, I lowered down all the ingredients for serving two persons which is easier to multiply than going down from the requirements for higher servings. I hope that helps. This is the first successful result (the third attempt) and I loved it. Can't wait to make some more.


PS: If you think you want a prettier picture, give this frosting recipe a try.







Ingredients

For two

  • Eggs – 2, separated
  • Cooking dark chocolate – 100g
  • Unsalted butter – a little over 50g
  • Powdered sugar – 20-25g (depending on your taste. My brother likes things extra sweet)

Method

Assured part

1. Melt the butter and the chocolate in a bowl (leave a little butter for greasing the baking tray/utensil).
2. Beat the egg yolks along with sugar until the mixture turns pale and whisk into the melted chocolate.
3. Beat the egg whites in another bowl until stiff peaks form.
4. Fold the chocolate-yolk mixture into the egg whites.
5. Pour the mixture into the baking tray/utensil after buttering it.

If using an oven

6. Preheat the oven at 180C/350F/Gas 4 and then put the cake in and bake for 8-10 minutes.

If using a microwave oven

Needs supervision

7. Put the tray inside the microwave oven and cook at medium power (at least that’s what I did). I used the grill option, which I will NEVER use again so I advise against it.
8. Keep checking the cake with a fork or tilt it to see if it is still runny.
9. Keep baking until the cake takes the texture of a cake but is still soft. If the fork comes out clean, it's done. Use the grill for a minute or two if you want to have a brownish surface or you can skip it (since it is a mousse cake).

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