Sunday, September 9, 2012

Chocolate Cake With Strawberry Mousse

Yesterday was our marriage anniversary, obviously i was quite busy in cooking,preparing cake and all. Usually i'll go for simple vanilla-yogurt based cakes for any celebrations at home, but nowadays i want to give a try to different cakes. I know i'll be making chocolate yogurt cake for the occasion, first i thought of making a buttercream frosting, but the weather here yesterday was too hot and felt like making something light and refreshing. Since i had some frozen strawberries i quickly went for making a strawberry mousse with low fat cream,condensed milk and agar agar powder.

I simply prepared a chocolate yogurt cake as usual for the cake and went for a delicious,super light mousse. Finally i decorated my cake with some chocolate pieces, i was really happy when everyone was surprised to see this celebration cake. I truly enjoyed making this cake and everyone at home simply  relished each and every spoon of this yummy cake.

An excellent cake for celebration, eventhough the recipe seems to be long its quite easier and totally yummy when compared to the cream frosted cakes. You can also go for raspberries or else even for a chocolate mousse if you dont fruit mousse.



1cup Yogurt (We need the yogurt cup for measuring)
2cups Sugar
2cups All purpose flour
1cup Corn flour
3nos Eggs
1cup Oil
1tsp Baking powder
1/2cup Chocolate powder

Preheat the oven to 350F...Transfer the yogurt in a bowl and wash the yogurt cup..Keep aside,we need it for measuring the other ingredients.

Mix both the flours and baking powder and keep aside..

Add the eggs, sugar and beat until they turns soft, now add the oil and yogurt to the sugar-egg mixture and beat again everything for a while.

Now add the flours, chocolate powder and stir well until everything get well mixed.

Pour this batter into a greased baking spring form pan and bake for 35-40minutes in middle rack, put off the oven and transfer the cake to the wire rack.

Let the cake gets cool completely.


For strawberry mousse:
2cups Strawberries (frozen and slightly thawed)
3cups Low fat cream
1cup Sweetened condensed milk
3tbsp Agar agar powder

Blend the frozen strawberries, cream and condensed milk together as fine paste, check for sugar in case if you need sugar, add as you desire.

Meanwhile heat 1/2cup water in a pan, once the water starts boiling, add the agar agar powder, and stir well until they gets well dissolved.

Add this agar agar mixture to the blended strawberry mixture and blend for few seconds. Keep aside.

For Assembling:

Trim the top of the cake, transfer it again to the spring form pan, pour the already prepared agar agar-strawberry creamy mixture over the cake.

Close the pan with an aluminium foil and arrange it in fridge.

Dont disturb the cake atleast for two-three hours.

For decoration:
1/2cup Chocolate chips

Melt the chocolate chips with few spoons of water in microwave oven. stir well until you get a shiny ganache.

Transfer this melted chocolate to a baking sheet, spread it thinly as possible and keep in freezer for 15minutes.

Take out the chilled chocolate and break it as small pieces.

Decorate the mousse cake with this broken chocolate pieces as you desire or simply springle some chocolate powder on the top of the mousse.

40 comments:

  1. love the chocolate + strawberry combination, love those choco bits on top!

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  2. hi priya, belated wishes for your wedding anniversary,
    n ur cake looks so delicious and best for celebration... i love the color of strawberry with chocolate...
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  3. Happy Anniversary.. nice way to celebrate with stawberry and chocolate - yummmmmmm

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  4. Looks so soft, light and yummy dear... Happy anniversary to u guys!!!

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  5. nice combination of flavours...

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  6. very bsautiful colour combo!!loved this delicious and cute cake!!

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  7. Strawberry and chocolate...yummy combo.

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  8. Happy Anniversary to you Priya ... hope you had fantastic day !!! The dessert looks stunning with full of flavor and love.

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  9. Simply mouthwatering combination of chocolate cake with strawberry mousse.
    Deepa

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  10. Happy Marriage Anniversary.
    Lovely and delicious cake.

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  11. Belated anniversary wishes once again..Gorgeous & a delightful cake..
    Prathima Rao
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  12. Happy anniversary dear. Amazing chocolate cake.......

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  13. Belated anniversry wishes!cake looks decadent

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  14. Hapy Anniversary dear...Cake s yum...yum...

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  15. Happy anniversary dear....lovely cake...even I've made a similar mousse with raspberries :)

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  16. Belated Anniversary wishes Priya, surely a splendid way to celebrate this occasion what a delicious looking cake. Want to crab that slice right now :)

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  17. Happy Anniversary dear,beautiful combo,divine.

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  18. Lovely cake. Nice way to celebrate your anniversary.

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  19. Happy Anniversary Dear Priya,yummy cake for a celebration...

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  20. Wow awesome!! Looks too delectable dear :)

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  21. Looks amazing :) Im a little intrigued about the cornflour though, have never used it in baking. xo

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  22. Amazing preparation on Strawberry mousse cake..Luks so so good.

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  23. Wow...Tempting cake...Happy anniversary...

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  24. Wow !!! That's nice... My hearty wishes Priya....
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  25. Drooling dear on your superbly yummy cake...Hope you had a great day ! Hugs,

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  26. Happy wedding anniversary Priya, I had not logged in for the last 3 days as I have been busy and hence the flood of comments on your posts. You are one hard to catch up blogger :-)

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  27. Super tempting mousse, hope u had a wonderful day

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  28. Happy Anniversary! loved the mousse..so yummy!

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  29. Belated wishes Priya ..hope you both had great day ...cake looks just so yum

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  30. belated wishes dear :) cake is awesome..

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  31. Very yumm & beautiful color of cake..Belated anniversary wishes,Priya!
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  32. i liked that color and nice shape too...keep it up..

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  33. belated anniversary wishes..gud color combo...yummier and tempting version of cake..

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  34. Happy Aniversary Priya. 1 cup cornflour is the corn flour used in Chinese cooking or actually corn meal/flour. I am confused but would love to try this cake.
    Love Ash.

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  35. Belated anniversary wishes, Priya! A delicious treat perfect for the occasion, looks awesome!

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  36. Belated anniversary wishes! What a beautiful cake and I can't wait to try the mousse... sounds great.

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  37. Wow!! Wish I could grab a piece :)

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