2 hrs 10 mins
1 hr 10 mins
This is the cake I make for birthdays . Its simple , delicious and ... well , my signature :) The cake is pretty forgiving, quite dense and cracks on top - I got the recipe from a cooking course, the icing is also one of my recipes and the mousse can come from a mix.
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- 185 g butter, room temperature and chopped into small pieces
- 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 1 1/2 cups sugar, sifted
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups self raising flour, sifted
- 2/3 cup cocoa, sifted
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups icing sugar, sifted
- 2 teaspoons plain yogurt (can be low fat or sweetened)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 teaspoons boiling water
- 350 g rich chocolate mousse mix
- 1[IN THE EVENING BEFORE]
- 2Grease a 9-inch cake pan and preheat oven to 160/375 degrees Celcius / Farenheit.
- 3On a low speed, beat butter, essence, sugar, eggs, flour, cocoa and water in a large bowl until they are well mixed.
- 4Then beat at a higher speed until the colour of the mixture changes and everything is very well mixed.
- 5Spread into pan.
- 6Bake for one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- 7Prepare mousse.
- 8Leave them both to cool/chill during the night.
- 9[IN THE MORNING].
- 10Cut cake in half (carefully !).
- 11Spread mousse evenly across the bottom half and position top half on top - carefully push it down a bit to 'set' it.
- 12Make icing - stir yoghurt and vanilla into icing sugar until thick.
- 13Quickly add and mix in the hot water.
- 14Immediately spread on cake.
- 15I suggest decorating it with chocolate letters, chopped almonds or dusted cocoa.
- 16Also try subbing the chocolate mousse with straciatella mousse.
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Nutritional Facts for Lara's Signature Chocolate-Vanilla Cake
Serving Size: 1 (181 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 808.1
- Calories from Fat 292
- Total Fat 32.4 g
- Saturated Fat 20.5 g
- Cholesterol 128.9 mg
- Sodium 335.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 122.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
- Sugars 83.3 g
- Protein 11.3 g
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chocolate mousse mix