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Chocolate Mousse Jar Cakes

Chocolate Mousse Jar Cakes are chocolate cakes served in a jar along with chocolate mousse and almond praline.
Course Dessert, Tea Time
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe chocolate cake
  • 1 recipe mousse scroll down for recipe
  • Soaking syrup
  • Almond praline

Mousse

  • 2 cups milk 500 g
  • cup ½ heavy cream 100 g
  • 1 cup dark chocolate 125 g
  • 1 tsp instant coffee powder 3 g
  • 3 tbsp cornflour 21 g
  • 6 tbsp sugar 42 g
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder 14 g
  • 2 tbsp butter 28 g
  • 1 tsp vanilla 3 g

Garnish

  • Almond praline

Instructions

Mousse

  • In a saucepan, combine milk, cream, chocolate and coffee bring it to a simmer over medium heat.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together sugar, cornflour and cocoa.
  • Once the cream mixture comes to a simmer, gradually add this to the dry ingredients and whisk well.
  • Transfer the entire mixture back into the saucepan and bring it to a boil, whisking continuously.
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil, bring it off the heat and add butter and vanilla. Whisk well.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Assembling the Cake Jar

  • Pipe out a layer of mousse on the base of the jar.
  • Using a circle cutter, cut out circles of cake from the chocolate cake alternatively use crumbled cake.
  • This is our second layer.
  • Sprinkle some soaking syrup.
  • For the third layer add a heaped tablespoon of mousse and level it with a spoon.
  • Add a layer of Almond Praline.
  • Repeat the cake layer, soaking syrup and finally pipe the mousse.
  • Sprinkle some praline, and chill the cake jar for at least 2 hours for the flavours to infuse.

Notes


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