Chocolate fudge cake

12 servings Prep: 2 hrs, Cooking: 30 mins, Chill/rest/proof: 2 hrs
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Perfect for birthdays, celebrations, or simply for a moment of pure bliss, indulge in our the ultimate chocolate lover's dream chocolate fudge cake.

By Independent Contributor June 15 2023
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Ingredients (23)

Chocolate sponge
340 g water
340 g sugar
200 g butter
60 g cocoa powder
6 g bicarbonate of soda
6 g baking powder
270 g flour
140 g eggs
16 g instant coffee granules
140 g Callebaut 811 Chocolate
Milk chocolate ganache
500 g Callebaut Power 811
250 g cream
50 g glucose syrup
Milk chocolate mousse
140 g milk
10 g gelatine leaves
250 g cream
250 g Callebaut Power 811
Cocoa mirror glaze
350 g water
50 g sugar
75 g milk powder
100 g cocoa powder
300 g cream
15 g gelatin
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Chocolate sponge

Bring to the boil the water, espresso, sugar and butter.

Off the heat add the chocolate, cocoa powder and eggs (which have been slightly whisked).

Then mix in the dry until well combined.

Pipe in to cake tins.

And bake at 140°C or untill firm to the touch, about 15min.

Milk chocolate ganache

Heat cream and glucose.

Add over chocolate and mix to emulsify.

Allow to set and then spread between layers, to assemble the cake.

Reserve 1/3 for glazing.

Milk chocolate mousse

Heat the milk adding the hydrated gelatin, then add the couverture chocolate – allow to cool.

Then fold in the whipped cream and allow to set.

Layer between sponge, to assemble the cake and coat the entire cake with a thin layer of mousse to cover the whole cake.

Cocoa mirror glaze

Combine all except the gelatine and boil on induction on medium heat for 10 min whilst stirring.

Allow to cool slightly, then add the bloomed gelatine.

Allow to cool before coating the cake to assemble.

To assemble

To allow for an easy assembly, freeze mousse coated the cake .

Glaze the frozen fudge cake with the reserved 1/3 ganache and then coat with the cocoa mirror glaze for a smooth finish.

Decorate with Mona Lisa Chocolate Shavings and Mona Lisa Crispearls, or any chocolate shavings of choice.

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