Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Chocolate Cake Topped With Mango Mousse


So, I am back.  I was so busy these days as my brother came to London to visit us. He was here for 2 weeks and we saw London like a tourist again. I used to just check emails and my Facebook page daily , after all who can live without doing that- Not me!! So-How are you all doing? How is the festive season going on? I missed blogging on Janamasthmi , Onam and Ganesh Chaturthi; So here is me sending you very warm wishes :-)

About the recipe. Well I made this cake for Mr. Husband’s birthday which appears in July. I clicked the picture then but was so much engrossed doing product reviews that I forgot posting this. Mango and chocolate is his favourite combination when it comes to dessert. I chose to make simple sponge cake and cover it with mango mousse. The cake turned out to be delectable:-)  Recipe below :)


Ingredients:-

For the sponge: Condensed milk– 400 grams(1 can)
Butter – 125 grams
All purpose Flour – 225 grams
Cocoa powder – 3-4 tablespoons
Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
Aerated cola – 200ml(I used Coke)

For sugar syrup:
Sugar – ½ cup
Water – ½ cup

For Mango Mousse:
1 cup alphanso mango pulp (canned or fresh)
1 sachet of vegetarian gelatin
1/4 cup milk
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp fresh ginger juice
3/4 cup whipped cream

For chocolate sauce:
100 grams dark chocolate
¼ cup milk

Method:-

For sponge: Grease and line an 8’ round baking tin.
Preheat oven to 150C.
Melt butter-Microwave for 1 minute on high. Let it cool.
Add condensed milk and beat well.
Sift together all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
Add all purpose flour mix to the butter mixture alternating with cola till all purpose flour and cola are finished.
Pour into the greased baking tin and bake for 30-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack.

For Sugar Syrup: In a thick bottom pan, mix the sugar and water and boil till the sugar melts. 
Keep aside to cool.

For Mousse:
Soak gelatin in 5 tbsp of cold water and mix till it dissolves.
Take a pan add mango pulp and add milk.
Mix in soaked Gelatine in it.
Lastly add sugar.Mix well and let the mixture heat.
Bring to boil till the stage when bubbles appear.
Take a bowl and add some ice cubes in it. Place another bowl on it such that ice cubes touches the bottom of the bowl Place a sieve on the bowl.
Remove from heat and Sieve the mixture. Keep mixing till the mixture turns cold.
When the mixture in completely cooled, add the whipped cream and fold gently.
The mousse will turn into pale yellow colour. Keep in fridge for 30 minutes.

For Chocolate sauce:
Melt milk and chocolate together on a medium flame. Cool and keep it ready for use.

For assembling the cake: Cut the cake into 3-4 layers horizontally -I cut it into 3 layers.
Keep one layer of the cake on the serving plate.
Sprinkle 3-4 tablespoons of sugar syrup on it.
Now spread 2-3 tablespoons of mango mousse on top of the cake. Repeat with other layers.
Cover the cake completely with mousse on all sides and the top.
Level the top and sides with a broad spatula dipped in chilled water.
Chill the cake for 1 hour and then decorate the way you like. I used the simple spiral design.

Notes:
Make sure that all the ingredients are at room temperature.
While making sugar syrup, brandy or rum can be put in for extra flavours
Various other ingredients like coconut, dry fruits, tuti fruity can also be added in the batter before baking.
The sponge of the cake can be utilized in making simple chocolate cake, tiramisu.


24 comments:

  1. Wonderful cake :) Luv the chocolate-mango combo. Belated happy returns to ur hubby :)

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    1. Thanks a lot from my hubby....diy try this combo you will love it for sure :-)

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  2. Beautiful cake :) and I love that cake candle so cute ;) this is really a must try mango and chocolate who would not love it?

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    1. Me too Priya....candle was Luke cherry on the cake :-)

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  3. love the decoration on cake , combo is worth to try,

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    1. Thanks dear, it is not that great but ok...thanks and do try this out :-)

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  4. Such a gorgeous chocolate cape, lovely decoration as well,chocolate and mango makes a prefect pair na..Belated birthday wishes to ur husband.

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    1. Oh I am so glad you liked it so much :-) thanks a lot from my hubby :-)

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  5. Omg a fabulous cake and very nice decoration on top dear :) mango mouse frosting makes it look more yummy !!

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  6. that looks exotic. must have made the day super special
    http://goodeatstostyle.blogspot.com/

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  7. delicious cake, looks so yummy and tempting.

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  8. Amazing cake ! looks simply wonderful !

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  9. Soooo yummyyyyyyy beautifully embellished it too

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  10. gorgeously creamy fruity cake...chocolates and mangoes pair beautifully :-)

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  11. Looks beautiful. First time here. Loving your space

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