Thursday, September 24, 2009

key01-yaaMocha Mousse Cake


As mom's request,I made a mocha mousse cake for her friend
She wanted me to make a Tiramisu at first,
but then we ran out of time for grocery,
so I made this cake within 1 hr..

Chocolate Sponge:
Egg 4
Sugar 4 oz
All-purpose flour 3 oz
Melted butter 2 oz
Vanilla extract 2 drops
Baking power 1/4 tsp
Salt 1/8 tsp
Cocoa powder 2 tsp

1-First separate egg whites and egg yolks, whites in a large mixing bowl
2-Add sugar to the whites, beat until the foam stand up
3-Add yolks, butter and vanilla
4-Swift the flour, baking power, cocoa powder and salt, gentally fold in the foam with a spatula
5-Bake in non-stick 9" cake mold with 350'F for 35min, put the cake upside down on a rack to cool
6-You may put the cake in the freezer for 15-20min for a faster cool down

Mocha Mousse Filling:
Yolk 1
Gelatin 2 tsp
Sugar 3 Tsp
Cocoa powder 1 tsp
Coffee powder 2 tsp
Hot Water 1/2 cup
Whipping Cream 2 cups

1- Whip the cream, set in the refrigerator
2- Combine gelatin cocoa powder and coffee powder in hot water, set aside
3- Boil half a pot of water, set a large bowl on top of it, whisk the yolk with sugar untill it turns creamy, remove from heat
4- Whisk half of the mocha mixture in the yolk mixture, then add in the rest of them
5- Fold the mixture into the whipped cream

Coffee Syrup:
Coffee powder 1tsp
Sugar 1 Tsp
Hot Water 1/2 cup
Rum 1 cap

1- Combine everything but rum, microwave 30sec
2- Let cool, add rum

Assumable the cake:
1- Cut the cake into 3 layers
2- Layer the top piece at the bottom, brush syrup, add mosses mixture, spread evenly
3- Continue for the 2nd and top layer
4- Spoon 8 balls on the surface
5- Dust cocoa powder and chop some chocolate for the center
6- If you have chocolate left, you can use for writing or drizzle the cake as decoration

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