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triple chocolate mousse cake

Naked Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

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This is every mousse lovers dream cake, three layers of light, fluffy decadence!

  • Makes : 8 |
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 1:30 hours |
  • Cook Time : 0 mins
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Dark Chocolate Mousse

1 kg dark chocolate
4 C (1 litre) fresh cream

Milk Chocolate Mousse

600 g milk chocolate
4 ½ C (1.125 litres) fresh cream

White Chocolate Mousse

500 g white chocolate
5 C (1.250 litres) fresh cream

Chocolate Butter Icing

110 g butter
200 g icing sugar
40 g cocoa powder
3 eggs

White Chocolate Ganache

225 g white chocolate
1/3 C (80 ml) fresh cream

To Decorate

White and Milk Chocolate Truffles (shop bought)
Chocolate Coated Hazelnuts
Chocolate Wafer Sticks

icing sugar, for dusting

For each layer of mousse, line the bottom of a Love to Bake 22-cm springform cake tin with baking paper. (3 springform cake tins in total).

Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler. Whip the cream until it just starts to thicken and then pour into the chocolate and beat for a few seconds. It is very important not to overbeat the cream before you add the chocolate or else it will separate. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tin and smooth the top with a Love to Bake silicone spatula. Cover the tin with cling wrap and place it in the refrigerator to set overnight.

To make the chocolate butter icing, place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

For the white chocolate ganache, melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler. Heat the cream slightly but do not let it boil. Add it to the chocolate and whisk it in. Set it aside to cool, stirring from time to time.

To assemble the cake, remove the dark chocolate mousse from the baking tin and place it on a cake stand, spread with butter icing and top with the milk chocolate mousse, spread with butter icing and finish off with the white chocolate mousse.

Pour the white chocolate ganache over the top of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Decorate with the chocolate truffles, wafers and a light dusting of icing sugar.

Serve immediately.