Death by chocolate


Ingredients 18
Servings 10
Time

Ingredients

  • 225
    g
    butter
  • 500
    ml
    granulated sugar
  • 4
    extra-large eggs, separated
  • 375
    ml
    cake flour
  • 10
    ml
    baking powder
  • 250
    ml
    milk
  • 125
    ml
    cocoa powder
  • ICING
  • 500
    ml
    icing sugar
  • 125
    ml
    cocoa powder
  • 250
    g
    butter
  • 125
    ml
    cream cheese
  • 60
    ml
    rum
  • CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
  • 6
    eggs, separated
  • 190
    ml
    castor sugar
  • 250
    g
    dark chocolate
  • 250
    ml
    whipped cream
 

Method

 
Beat butter with half the sugar. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time. Beat in 250 ml (1 cup) flour and 5 ml (1 tsp) baking powder. Beating continuously, add half the milk, remaining flour, cocoa powder and remaining baking powder. Mix in remaining milk. Whisk egg whites until stiff, gradually adding remaining sugar. Fold into chocolate mixture with a large metal slotted spoon. Spoon into a 900 g loaf pan and bake at 180 ºC for 35 minutes, or until set. Allow to cool. ICING: Mix all ingredients until smooth. CHOCOLATE MOUSSE: Beat egg yolks and castor sugar until light and fluffy. Melt chocolate over hot water (don't allow to dry out) and fold into egg yolk mixture. Whisk egg whites until stiff and fold into egg yolk mixture. Lastly, fold in the whipped cream. Refrigerate until firm. TO SERVE: Ice cake. Top with chocolate mouse, a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a spoonful of cream.
 

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