September 11, 2008

Catchy Colours on Colourful Birthday

An entry for Catchy Colours challenge on KBB-Flickr Group.

chocolate coffee mousse cake

You may view the other entries here.

And this is my contribution for Food Photography competition to celebrate the club's 1st birthday/anniversary. I enjoy this dessert as much as I love coffee and chocolate. I like adding berries compote to this dessert.

Chocolate Coffee Mousse Cake

Source: Mbak Ine
Indonesian version click here.

chocolate coffee mousse cake with berries compote


Chocolate sponge cake

5 egg yolks
2 egg whites
40 gr sugar
30 gr plain flour
10 gr corn flour
15 gr cocoa powder
65 gr margarine, melted
1/4 tsp baking powder

20X20X4 cm square cake tin

Beat the eggs and sugar until fluffy and thick. Sift together flour, cornflour, milk powder, cocoa powder and baking powder. Fold into the eggs mixture. Add in the melted margarine, mix gently. Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake on a preheated oven 200C for 15 minutes. Split the cake and set aside.

Coffee syrup

1 tsp instant coffee granules
2 Tbs sugar
70 gr water
2 Tbs rum (I substitute it with butter-vanilla essence)

[I cook all the ingredients together until the sugar dissolved and add in the butter-vanilla essence when it's removed from the stove]

Coffee Mouse

1 tsp instant coffee granules mixed with 1 Tbs hot water, to make coffee paste
75 gr thickened cream
100 gr White cooking chocolate, chopped
2 gelatin leaves, soaked
150 gr thickened cream, whisked

Heat 75 gr of thickened cream until hot, add in chopped white cooking chocolate. Stir to melt the chocolate. Drain the gelatin, add into the chocolate mixture. Mix well. Set aside to cool a bit, then add in the coffee paste.

Chocolate Mousse

75 gr thickened cream
100 gr dark cooking chocolate
2 gelatin leaves
150 gr thickened cream, whipped

Use the same method as the coffee mousse, without adding coffee into it.


Put one layer of chocolate cake on to a 20x20cm sponge ring tin. Brush the cake with coffee syrup, pour in the coffee mousse. Cover with the remaining chocolate cake. Brush with the remaining coffee syrup and topped with the chocolate mousse. Keep in the fridge (I kept it in the fridge overnight).


Ema said...

cakeepp...!! slurrps...

Peter G said...

This cake looks amazing Arfi. All that effort and assembling. Good luck. As usual your pics are just stunning!

Elsye said...

jadi pengennnn...! :P

Kitchen Flavours said...

Awesome, alluring, tempting, gorgeous looking mouth watering cake.

Ivy said...

Arfi, your pictures certainly deserve a distinction as they are beautiful and your recipe is great. I have bookmarked it.

Ivy said...

Forgot to tell you I've added you to my blogroll.

Y said...

Perfect looking cake, Arfi. Great photos too! :)

skrockodile (sabra) said...

Now THAT is a labor of love! Pfew - I'm tired just reading the recipe! It's interesting this uses margarine - is there a reason? can you use butter?

Passionate About Baking said...

Stunning cake, great presentation & beautiful pictures AB. I love the flavours...really really YUM!!

Jeena said...

What a beautiful recipe!

SweetBites said...

Hi Arfi,just visited ur wonderful blog. ur coffee mousse cake looks so delish. also wishing u 'Selamat Berpuasa'.

Spices n Aroma said...

Stunning presentation...lookssss yummy!!
Hiya this is my first here...u have a lovely space...
Happy bloggin!

Chris said...

This is a lovely, lovely looking mousse cake!I think I would like several plates....:)

Cakelaw said...

Scrumptious and gorgeous Arfie!

nicisme said...

Ohhh.... can I have any leftovers - it's beautiful!

natalie said...

oh yum! this looks totally to die for!!!

Anonymous said...

Your photography is gorgeous and that dessert looks delicious!