Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Chocolate Mousse Cake

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    About this recipe: This recipe was given to me by a friend who owned a cafe. I have made it many times and it never seems to fail. (I often put 2 tablespoons of liqueur or brandy into the mousse mixture after it has been melted together).

    Ingredients
    Serves: 20 

    • 400g sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 225g plain yoghurt
    • 120g cocoa powder
    • 200g butter (softened not melted)
    • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 1½ tsp vanilla essence
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 360g self raising flour
    • 250ml boiling strong coffee
    • For the Mousse
    • 90g butter
    • 300g dark chocolate
    • 125ml cream

    Directions
    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:1hr35min  ›  Ready in:3hr 

    1. To make the cake; put all ingredients into a large electric cake mixer bowl in the order given.
    2. Beat on medium for 30mins. Then scrape down bowl and then beat for 1 min.
    3. Turn into a greased and lined 23cmX 33cm baking pan.
    4. Bake at 160 deg C for approx 40-50mins, if baking in large pan, or 25-30 mins for 2 smaller pans (depending on size of pans).
    5. When cool, ice with chocolate mousse.
    6. To make the chocolate mousse; melt all ingredients over a low heat in a small saucepan. Stir until well combined.
    7. Then cool in fridge. When cool, beat 4 mins. Then refrigerate until firm enough to spread over the top of the cake.

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