Magic easter mousse cake

A show-stopping end to your family’s Easter celebrations
Magic easter mousse cake
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Magic Easter Mousse Cake


Magic Easter Mousse Cake

1.Preheat oven to 150°C. Lightly grease and line the base and sides of three 20cm round springform cake pans.
2.In a saucepan, combine sugar, water, butter, milk chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Stir on low until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl, then cool for 30 minutes. Lightly whisk in eggs andstir in combined sifted dry ingredients.
3.Divide mixture evenly between pans. Bake for 1 hour until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool in pan.
4.Remove cakes from pan, then level tops. Set one cake aside. Grease and line two of the cake pans. Return remaining two cakes to pans.
5.In a heat-proof bowl, over a saucepan of gently simmering water, melt chocolate with ½ cup cream, stirring until smooth. Whisk in gelatine to dissolve. Cool slightly, then stir in egg yolks.
6.In a large bowl, whip remaining cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold cream into chocolate mixture. In a clean, dry bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
7.Lightly fold egg whites into chocolate mixture until well combined. Chill for 1 hour until beginning to thicken. Pour evenly over cakes in pans, then chill overnight to set.
8.When ready to serve, combine cream and dark chocolate in a small saucepan, stirring until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
9.Remove cakes from pans. Place one mousse-topped cake on a serving plate. Dollop with a little ganache. Repeat with remaining mousse cake and ganache, finishing with reserved cake.
10.Pour remaining ganache over the cake, using a palette knife or spoon to drip the ganache down the side. Chill for 30 minutes until set.
11.Line an oven tray with baking paper. Dip a drinking straw into extra melted chocolate and place on tray.
12.One at a time, dip edges of some of the Easter eggs and a few halved Ferrero Rochers into chocolate, then attach to straw, finishing at the top. Chill for 15 minutes until set.
13.Insert bamboo skewers into straw, then push into centre of cake on a slight angle. Arrange remaining eggs and Ferrero Rochers on top of cake.
14.Brush top of straw with a little melted chocolate and attach party bag to achieve a gravity-defying effect!

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