Simple Delights

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Raspberry Jelly Chocolate Mousse Cake

Another year of Valentine Day celebration . We did not do much , not super fancy dinner, no gift exchange . We went to a restaurant few day earlier then Valentine day and playing bowling with a group of friends . Finally have a home cooked roast and beautiful cake for our celebration at home in the weekend.

I love the simple celebration , to have the close one doing normal daily stuffs . That is the dream I always wish before married , so there is no complain ^^.

To make our dinner special , it got to end with a special sweet. I come by this food blogger ->Dailydelicious. The entrement she made is simply beautiful . From the element she used, you can imagine is simply delicious, rich ,sweet. The picture itself is already so appealing !! Everytime when I see the picture on internet food blogger, my this year wish is to improve in my baking & picture skill .

So here is the cake I have bake for this year Valentine night celebration . I used the recipe above but did not do exactly as her creation.

This recipe make 4 of 6cm small cake

1 piece of Chocolate Spongec cake ( 6" round cake)
Cut into 4 pieces of 6cm small cake using the cake ring

Raspberry Jelly

Ingredients :

70g  Raspberry Puree
11g  Caster Sugar
1tsp Lemon Juice
1.5tsp Gelatin
1Tbsp water

Method :

1. Pour water in a bowl, sprinkle gelatin on it and let it bloom. Set in a bath of hot water and melt the gelatin,
2. Bring raspberry puree, sugar and lemon juice to boil.
3. Mix in the gelatine till disolve.
4. Pour the mixture evenly in 4 silicone molds. Freeze it overnight .

Chocoalte Mousse


70g  Dark Chocolate , chopped
32g  Egg Yolks
12g  Caster Sugar
75g  Milk
85g  Whipping Cream
1tsp Gelatin
1Tbsp Water

Method :

1.Place the water in a bowl sprinkle gelatin on it let it bloom. Place the bowl in a hot water and let it melt.
2.Beat the yolks with sugar until combine, boil the milk and pour the hot milk over the yolk mixture and whisking it all time.
3.When the milk combine well into the yolk, bring this mixture heat over low heat till 80C.
4. Take the pan away from the heat and add in the gelatin till disolved.
5. Place a sieve over the bowl of chocolate, slowly pour in the egg mixture through the sieve and wait for 1 minutes.
6.Stir untill all the chocolate melt, let the mixture cool to room temperature.
7.Beat the whipping cream till soft peak, put 1/3 of the whipping cream into the chocolate mixture mix well.
8. Pour the whole chocolate mixture to the reminding whipping cream, combine well.

I do not have the cake ring,  I used my cheesecake mold which the base can be push up when dislocate the cake. Slo here is how I assemble my cake :

1. Take the raspberry jelly out from the freezer
2. Place one piece of chocolate cake at the bottom of the mold.
3. Pour in 2 tablespoon of the chocolate  mousse, place the raspberry jelly in.
4. Pour in 2 tablespoon of the chocolate mousse to cover the raspberry jelly.
5. Place the cake in the freezer over night or at least 6hrs.

Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients :

44g  Milk
20g  Golden Syrup
30g  Whipping Cream
20g  Sugar
100g Milk Chocolate
34g  Dark Chocolate

Method :

1. Bring to boil all the ingredienst expect both chocolate.
2. Pour it over the chocolate and stir till well combine.

Unmold the cake and slowly pour the ganache over the cake.  Decorate with fruit and chocolate slice before serving.

It does take time to prepare this cake,it is not difficult just need patience. Time for raspberry jelly to freeze, time for chocolate mousse to set, to freeze up. Result ? Is worth it !!

The mousse is smooth and the raspberry bring refresh to this cake and rhe chocolate coating is not too sweet. As a non chocolate fan , I do enjoy and love the taste of this cake.

To improve, next time I would have to push the raspberry puree through a seive to remove the seed . I wanted to deco the cake with cherry but this does not bring out the color of the cake. At the end, mango still suit well.

Give this a try and you might surprise yourself and your love one.

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