Tag Archives: Espresso

Chocolate Mousse Cake

1 Jul

July 1st, 2012

Happy first of July! In celebration of July, here’s a very chocolatey treat- a chocolate mousse cake. The cake consists of two layers, filled with chocolate mousse in the center. Once the mousse was set, I topped off the cake with a layer of espresso ganache. Chocolate + espresso…who can resist?

Cappuccino-Chocolate Mousse Cake

31 Jul

July 31st, 2011

I decided to change things up a bit and instead of making chocolate cupcakes, I made a cake. I also had a birthday celebration in which I wanted to make a cake for so it was another reason to switch from the usual cupcakes.  I found the cake recipe in the Bon Appetit book, but modified it a little and instead of using fudge frosting, I opted for a mousse frosting.  I added a lot of espresso powder to the cake batter because I love the smell and taste of espresso. The espresso and chocolate combination makes this cake very rich, but the lite and fluffy mousse balances out the cake part. (I could have eaten just the mousse alone…I had to refrain from licking the spatula!)

I’ve been seeing a lot of strawberries at the grocery store for cheap lately. So I picked some up to add to this birthday mousse cake.

Happy Birthday, July Babies!

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