Monday, 13 February 2012

Mocha Mousse Cake

This is one dish that I enjoyed making.
 Why? My daughters helped me, one of the few rare times when they came in willingly and helped me happily. This was my best Valentine gift from them both. Thanks Kiddos! I love you “gais” (in case you want to misunderstand I am talking about the cow)J.

This one is a Tarla Dalal recipe something that I had bookmarked long long ago. Need I say more?



By the way the recipe is doubled and it said 1 cup whipped cream I measured 2 cups of cream and then whipped it so I ended up with all this delicious mousse which was lovingly filled in glasses by the girls. Most of the pics are by the younger kid. & hence I did not delete any of the pictures and you have to dekho all of them!!
Let’s get down to it then.

Ingredients:

For the muesli base
½ cup grated dark chocolate
1 ½ cup Honey Loops (the original recipe called for cornflakes)
½ cup chopped nuts

For the mocha mousse
10 grams agar agar blended top a smooth powder
1 cup water
3 tblsp vanilla custard powder
1 cup milk
3 tsp instant coffee powder
1 cup grated dark chocolate
2 cup whipped cream
12 tblsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
For garnish
Dark chocolate grated

Method:
1.   Melt the chocolate over gentle heat stirring constantly.
2.  Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
3.  Press this mixture evenly on an 8”diameter loose bottomed cake tin.
4.  Refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes. Keep aside.

For the mocha mousse
1.    Dissolve the agar agar in water and cook over gentle heat stirring continuously till the agar agar dissolve completely. Remove from flame and keep aside.
2.    In a deep thick bottomed kadhai/wok add custard powder, milk, coffee powder and chocolate. Mix well and bring to boil stirring continuously.
3.    Add agar agar solution, mix well and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from flame and keep aside.

4.    In a big bowl combine the whipped cream, sugar and vanilla essence and fold gently.
5.    Add the chocolate mix and mix gently.
6.    Pour the custard mix over the prepared muesli base and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or till the mousse sets.
7.    Serve chilled garnished with chocolate curls and drizzle chocolate sauce on top (I did not).


Sending this to 

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Archana

22 comments:

  1. This looks yummy..Perfectly made..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  2. very delicious n yummy,sinful delight..
    Happy Valentines Day!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  3. So rich and delicious, simply superb..

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  4. Uhhh.. love that recipe.. I did mocha cake too and what a coincidence that my kids did most of the mixing for me. :o). Would be glad if you could link up to my event too Archana.
    http://sumeesculinary.blogspot.com/2012/01/announcing-bon-vivant-moments-1-sweet.html

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  5. cake looks great n delicious, glad that it was a team effort and a memorable day for u :) Happy Valentines Day !!

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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  6. wow...
    cake looks yummy and very tempting :)

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  7. wow!!Cake looks so delicious!!& happy to hear that you did this with the help of kids....
    Thanks for sharing with my event...

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  8. The dessert looks tempting and kids helped you is the cherry on the cake. Happy V day to you.
    Love Ash.

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  9. looks great...cant wait to taste right now..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  10. aww thats lovely...we sisters while growing up always hovered in the kitchen when mom was making something special

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  11. simply delectable!!! love it dear! Hope V-Day was awesome :)

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  12. Glad to follow your blog
    Saranya
    http://www.foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

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  13. My mother did the smart thing, she taught me how to bake and then she left me alone to do it.Since then, I have been doing all the cake/shakes/mousses alone....lol but this looks easy, will try this when I have an access to kitchen again:)

    btw, I have two giveaways running on my blog and I would be really happy if you entered:)

    Asos and Anatomicals international giveaway

    Glossy Box India Giveaway

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  14. Very tempting mousse cake !! looks wonderful !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing event CC-Dish For Loved Ones

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  15. Hi Archana,regarding ur query on my blog, the kannada name for blacknightshade is Kakkesappu / kaanchekaai.Hope it helps :)

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  16. Oh i missed this when you posted. It looks really mouth watering. And loved the chocolate wafers decoration for the mousse in the glass.

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  17. That looks absol yummy!

    Do contribute some of your wonderful recipes to my ongoing event as well. Would be delighted :)

    Chef Al dente On going event: Gimme GREEN!

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  18. oh wow! im so glad i came here from nupur's blog.. this recipe looks wonderful cant wait to try it out

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