26 January 2011
Shiraz Chocolate Layered Cake
recipe tried and tested by KL
This cake was a cake that was not meant to be what it was. It was supposed to be NEL's triple layered mousse cake, or rather double layered as I did not have white chocolate at home.
http://thebatterbaker.blogspot.com/2010/12/triple-chocolate-mousse-cake.html You can see that the two cakes did not have the slightest resemblance.
Well, I completely messed up the whipping cream step. Instead of whipping into a mousse, my whipping cream mixture became butter bits and milk. I made the big mistake of throwing the melted chocolate into the whipped cream when I should have folded it in gently.
As I needed the cake for a family member birthday and did not have time to make another one, I heat up my whipping cream mixture to dissolve the butter lumps. Then I added about 2 tablespoons of gelatine (soften with room temperature water) into the mixture. And preso! The mousse became chocolate agar agar after sitting in the fridge for a couple of hours. :) Tasted pretty good, I must say!