Rich Chocolate Mousse Cake

Cakes are always a delight to eat whether it is with coffee or as a tea snack or even as a dessert after a meal. There are hundreds of cake recipes available, but not all are possible to make by everyone, as some of the cake recipes can be very tough and difficult to make. Here is a simple and easy to back cake recipe that even a novice can make with ease.

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 5 oz hazelnuts, finely ground
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 9 oz dark semi or bittersweet chocolate
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup + 1 cup whipping cream

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Line a 9 inch cake tin with grease proof. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and in peaks by using an electric mixer, gradually add the sugar and whisk well each time sugar has been added. Mix with finely ground hazelnuts and cocoa powder. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake.

Melt finely chopped dark chocolate over hot water. Beat the egg yolks with 2 oz sugar until white. Heat ¼ cup whipping cream to the boiling point, and whisk in beaten egg yolks. Fold in melted chocolate. The mixture will immediately thicken. Transfer to the cake tin, and place in the refrigerator for several hours. If served cold the filling appears more like chocolate truffle than mousse. If you prefer a sweeter flavour of the filling you can use semisweet chocolate instead of the recommended type.

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