Chocolate mousse cake

Recipe from: 5/15/2003 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 20
Servings 12
Time

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 250
    ml
    castor sugar
  • 4
    extra-large eggs, separated
  • 125
    ml
    oil
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla essence
  • 250
    ml
    cake flour
  • 12
    ml
    baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 125
    ml
    cocoa posder
  • 125
    ml
    hot water
  • TOPPING 1
  • 90
    g
    (1 packet) instant chocolate or caramel pudding mix powder
  • 150
    ml
    cold milk
  • 150
    ml
    cream, whipped
  • TOPPING 2
  • 90
    g
    (1 packet) instant chocolate mousse
  • 150
    ml
    cold milk
  • 100
    ml
    cream, whipped
  • GARNISH
  • chocolate leaves
 

Method

 
Preheat oven to 180 °C and grease a 25 cm square cake tin with butter or non-stick spray.
Line with baking paper and grease again.
Beat the castor sugar and egg yolks until thick.
Add the oil and vanilla essence and beat well.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
Blend the cocoa powder and hot water to form a paste.
Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, alternating with the cocoa mixture.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the batter.
Turn the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until done.
Cool the cake in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
TOPPING 1
Beat together all the ingredients until the mixture begins to thicken.
Spread over the chocolate cake and leave to set.TOPPING 2
Beat together all the ingredients until the mixture begins to thicken and spread over the first topping.
Cool until set.
GARNISH
Decorate with the chocolate leaves and chill until needed.
 

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