Chocolate Mousse Cake For A Special Day

Chocolate Mousse Cake For A Special Day

This is a pretty cake with a gateau au chocolat base and chocolate mousse. It's a cake that you would like to make for a special day.

Ingredients: 18 cm removable bottom cake pan

[Gateau au chocolat batter]
90 g
Granulated sugar
60 g and 20 g
Egg yolks (large)
Egg white (large)
[Chocolate mousse]
135 g
Egg yolks (large)
Heavy cream (non-dairy heavy cream is ok)
130 ml
☆ Gelatin
2/3 tablespoon
☆ Water
50 ml
Egg whites (large)
Granulated sugar
1/2 tablespoon
[To decorate the cake]
Your favorite fruits, decorative chocolate, whipped cream
as needed
[Chocolate tiara ]
Recipe ID: 965456
Excluded from the recipe: melted butter, flour
as needed


1. [Gateau au chocolat base] Preparation: Grease the cake pan with melted butter. Chill in the refrigerator, then dust the surface with flour. Melt the chocolate for gateau au chocolat in a double-boiler at around 60℃.
2. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks, then add and mix the 60 g of granulated sugar a little by little. Beat it well until it is thick and it drips like a ribbon.
3. Add [Step 2] to the melted chocolate.
4. [Meringue] In a separate bowl over ice water, add and lightly whip the egg white. Add the 20 g of granulated sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
5. Using a whisk, add 1/3 of the meringue into the chocolate cream from the Step 3. Using a spatula, fold in the remaining meringue.
6. Pour the batter in a bottom of a removable cake pan and bake at 180℃ for 35 minutes.
7. Once it is cooled down, take the cake out from the pan, wash the pan, wipe off the excess water, and return the cake back in the pan.
8. [The mousse part] Preparation: Melt the chocolate in a double-broiler at around 60℃. Combine the 2/3 tablespoon of gelatin and 50 ml of water. When it softens, warm it in a double-boiler to dissolve the gelatin.
9. Combine the dissolved gelatin in the melted chocolate, add the egg yolk and mix it well.
10. [Whipped cream] In another bowl, over ice water, beat the heavy cream until it is the same stiffness as the Step 9 mixture.
11. Add the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture from Step 9.
12. [Meringue] In a separate bowl over ice water, add and lightly whip the egg white. Add the 1/2 tablespoon of granulated sugar and whip until stiff peaks form.
13. Add 1/3 of the meringue into the chocolate mixture. Fold in the rest of the remaining meringue.
14. Reserve about 1/7 of the chocolate mixture. Pour the remaining mixture from the top of the pan. Put it in the freezer to rapidly chill it for about 15 minutes.
15. Wrap the cake pan with a steamed towel (microwave it) to warm up the pan and take the cake out. Spread the remaining mousse to adjust the shape and chill in the refrigerator for about 3-4 hours.
16. Decorate as you like.

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe takes a lot of work, but it is surely delicious.