Chocolate Nousse Layer Cake

    3 hours 40 minutes

    The ultimate decedent chocolate cake with three layers of chocolate. Perfect for parties, special desserts and any time you need a chocolate fix.


    Victoria, Australia
    1 person made this

    Serves: 8 

    • Base
    • 125g butter
    • 100g dark chocolate
    • 1 1/2 cups chocolate biscuit crumbs
    • Middle
    • 150g dark chocolate, melted
    • 2 large eggs, separated
    • 300ml thickened cream
    • Top
    • 300ml thickened cream
    • 1/3 cup caster sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 25g butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 50g dark chocolate, chopped

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:3hours chilling  ›  Ready in:3hours40min 

    1. Base (Crust): Melt the butter and chocolate together then stir it into the chocolate biscuit crumbs. Presss into the base of a buttered cake tin.
    2. Middle (Mousse): Combine the melted chocolate and yolks in a medium bowl. Lightly whip the cream then fold into the chocolate mixture.
    3. Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate cream mixture. Pour the mixture into the pastry case then refrigerate for 3 hours or until set.
    4. Top (Mock Cream): Blend together the cream, sugar, eggs and cornflour in a medium saucepan until smooth. Stir over low heat until just starting to thicken. Do not allow to boil.
    5. Remove from the heat, stir in the butter, vanilla and chocolate until smooth. Cool. Refrigerate until cold.
    6. To Serve: Whisk the cold custard until really thick and swirl over the set mousse. Decorate with the chocolate curls and dust with cocoa, if desired.

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    mmmmmmmmmm chocolate  -  11 Jan 2009