Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chocolate Fudge Cake With Eggless Chocolate Mousse

Since a long, i want to make a chocolate fudge cake for a special occasion. Yesterday was my husband's birthday and finally i got a chance to give a try to a chocolate fudge cake.I dont want to spend loads of time in frosting as none at home like the famous butter cream frosting and finally i decided to go for a chocolate mousse to top the cake instead of making a frosting. I bookmarked Nigella's chocolate fudge cake long back,i made few changes in this recipe according to my tastbuds. I just replaced the sour cream with mascarpone cheese and chocolate powder with melted dark chocolate. This cake turned out super rich,extremely fudgy and definitely a real feast for a chocoholic person like me.

As i prepared this cake bit rich, i opted for an eggless chocolate mousse to top it with. The chocolate mousse i prepared went for whipped cream,butter and chocolate. We enjoyed thoroughly each and every bite of this cake and needless to say that i had hard time in hiding this cake from my husband, by god's grace he didnt noticed anything as he worked this weekend. He was completely surprised and shocked to see this chocolate fudge cake along with his favourite perfume which he really want to add to his perfume collection. Worth to try this cake for a special occasion.


Chocolate Fudge Cake:
2+2/3cups All-purpose flour
3/4cup Sugar
1/4cup Light brown sugar
1/2cup Melted dark chocolate
2tsp Baking powder
1tsp Baking soda
1/2tsp Salt
3nos Eggs
1/2cup Mascarpone cheese
1tbsp Vanilla extract
3/4cup Butter(unsalted, melted and cooled)
1/2cup Oil
1cup Chilled water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line a baking sheet in a springform round pan to cover completely the bottom and the sides of the pan.(mine is 26cm, you can also half the quantity and go for a 8inch baking pan, but never forget to line a baking sheet, as this cake tend to get stick to the pan)

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda and salt and keep aside

In an another bowl,whisk together the eggs, mascarpone cheese,melted chocolate and vanilla until blended.

Using a hand mixer, beat together the melted butter and oil until just blended, then beat in the water. 

Add the dry ingredients all at once and mix together on a slow speed.

Add the egg mixture, and mix again until everything is blended and then pour into the prepared pan.

Bake the cake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. 

Let the cake gets cool completely. Dont remove the cake from the pan if you are going for chocolate mousse. Else you can remove it from the oven and frost it as you desire.



Eggless Chocolate Mousse:
200grms Dark chocolate bar (chopped roughly)
100grms Butter
3cups Heavy whipping cream
1tsp Vanilla extract

Take the roughly chopped chocolate chunks,butter in a heat proof bowl.

Put this bowl on the top of the simmer water sauce pan, make sure that water should not touch the bottom of the top bowl,melt the chocolate completely by stirring continously.

Once melted,remove the chocolate and keep aside to get cool completely

Meanwhile whip the cream with a hand mixture until you get soft peaks.

Add the vanilla extract and mix it.

Now refrigerated half of the whipped cream in a bowl, and keep aside half of the whipped cream in room temperature.

Gently fold in the melted chocolate and whipped cream until they get well mixed.

Now add in the already refrigerated whipped cream and fold it gently without deflating the whipped cream.

Pour this cream over the cooled cake and let it sit in fridge for overnite.

While serving, remove the spring form pan gently without disturbing the chocolate mousse, remove the baking sheet from the cake.

Arrange gently the malteser balls or kit kat balls over the mousse and decorate it.

For Eggless Fudge Cake:

You can replace very well the eggs with one cup of pureed tofu or thick yogurt.

You can also replace the eggs with 2 tablespoons of white vinegar.

43 comments:

Princy Vinoth said... Reply To This Comment

wow can i have a piece!! :)

sowmya(creative saga) said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful and delicious

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yummy!!!! i need something chocolaty now!!!!!

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

Too yumm n gorgeous.. beautifully decorated..looks grt..

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

looks so so yummy sis.today i tried your cabbage kheer.

Aps prabhu said... Reply To This Comment

I can dive in for it now!! YUMMY

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome cake looks like store bought cake....Bookmarked...

padma priya said... Reply To This Comment

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Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so yummy and delicious.tempting clicks.

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

What an elegant and pretty cake!

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

God ! Perfect fudge and I loved that icing Priya...Taking the slice..

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Luscious indulgence. Belated wishes to ur husband

Amrita Vishal said... Reply To This Comment

Very pretty cake abd so neatly and perfectly made...kudos

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely divine & elegant!!
Prathima Rao
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Rashida Shaikh said... Reply To This Comment

I want them now, very neat and well-decorated cake.

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent work, Priya! Rich & delicious, looks so gorgeous!

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful cake aks, I am sure anna must have been so pleased and happy to have a loving family... truly you guys are the best...

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

May I have a piece of cake Priya dear? Yummy and fabulous cake.

today's recipe:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/01/pot-roasted-ayer-fish.html

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

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Jay said... Reply To This Comment

looks irresistably hearty n inviting
Tasty Appetite

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

that looks super yum priya...

Supriya S said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yum...feel like grabbing some

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Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Be lated b'day wishes to your hubby, i want to have a big slice of that grogeous cake.

Kannada Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this is a great looking chocolate cake, got my mouth to water. Belated birthday wishes to your hubby.

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

wow amazing cake!!! so neat n perfect decoration, this shows ur love in baking sis :-)

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy bookmarking this

Swati Sapna said... Reply To This Comment

The cake looks stunning! And what a sweet way to surprise your husband on his birthday :) I'm dying to try out this idea of using mousse instead of icing too... very innovative.

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely delicious....

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous cake, so rich and tempting..

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

Your husband must've been really happy to get this cake on his bday. The chocolate mousse is my favorite part - cake is so yummy!

ramya anand said... Reply To This Comment

This is chocolate overdose!!LOL!!

Nabanita Das said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome awesome... nothing 2 say. absolutely Speechless!!!

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Wow just look at this cake, it looks just fantastic !! Love it :)

Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

Ce gâteau doit être un grand moment de gourmandise. Il est certainement délicieux.
A bientôt

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

scrumptious cake dear,lovely birthday cake dear..great work,Priya!!

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks awesome. Lovely clicks.

Sireesha Puppala said... Reply To This Comment

getting jealous on u priyakka..:( it came out soooooooooo good for u..wish i shud once prepare a good cake like this..

very tempting and moist cake

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

wow..wow...so rich and delicious chocolate cake Priya! Hope u had a wonderful Celebration...great job done by u!!

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

beautifully done priya.

Arthy shama said... Reply To This Comment

Hm.. super-delecious..wish i cud have an piece of it!!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

wow a perfect slice!!!! love the creamy chocolate cake!!!
Sowmya
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Shella said... Reply To This Comment

This looks soooo inviting and I am inspired o bake this very very soon. Thanks. Shella (www.kitchensecrets.blogspot.com)

cumincoriandercardamom.com said... Reply To This Comment

This is Gorgeous Priya