Chocolate cake with caramel coffee mousse filling. Steps For the caramel: In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar with the water and lemon juice and bring to a boil over moderately high heat. Using a wet pastry brush, wipe down the side of the saucepan. Begin by placing a slice of chocolate cake on the bottom.
The BEST, most extravagant coffee caramel cake ever! This dessert creation is made with moist buttermilk coffee cake layers, flavored with Kahlua and frosted with a salted caramel frosting. A glossy chocolate ganachefinishes the top of the cake and coffee macarons garnish the top! You can have Chocolate cake with caramel coffee mousse filling using 22 ingredients and 30 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Chocolate cake with caramel coffee mousse filling
- You need 4 oz of unsweetened chocolate , finely chopped.
- You need ¼ cup of cocoa Dutch – process powder (3/4 oz).
- You need ½ cup of water hot.
- It’s 1¾ cups of sugar (12¼ oz).
- You need 1¾ cups of all-purpose flour (8¾ oz).
- It’s 1½ teaspoons of baking soda.
- It’s 1 teaspoon of salt.
- Prepare 1 cup of buttermilk , at room temperature.
- It’s 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
- It’s 4 of eggs egg yolks large 2 large plus , at room temperature.
- You need 12 tablespoons of unsalted butter , cut into pieces , at room temperature (1½ sticks) 12.
- You need 1 cup of sugar.
- You need ¼ cup of water.
- It’s ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice fresh.
- Prepare 2 cups of heavy cream.
- It’s 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract pure.
- It’s 2½ teaspoons of coffee instant (3 single-serving packets).
- You need 1 of gelatin envelope unflavored (about 2 teaspoons).
- Prepare of Caramel (see above).
- Prepare ¼ cup of crème fraîche ( I used homemade)(Check the recipe here creme fraiche).
- Prepare 250 gms of dark chocolate.
- It’s 125 ml of heavy cream.
Whip the the cold whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Spread the coffee mousse over the chocolate cake in the pan, using an offset spatula. Run a warm knife around the edges of the cake to remove the sides of the pan. Once set, finishing frosting the top and sides of the cake.
Chocolate cake with caramel coffee mousse filling step by step
- For the caramel:.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar with the water and lemon juice and bring to a boil over moderately high heat..
- Using a wet pastry brush, wipe down the side of the saucepan..
- Simmer the syrup undisturbed until it begins to brown around the edges, 4 to 5 minutes..
- Swirl the pan, then simmer until the caramel turns a medium-dark amber, about 3 minutes longer. Remove from the heat..
- Carefully add ½ cup of the cream in a steady stream. Stir with a long-handled wooden spoon to combine, then add the remaining 1½ cups of cream. Stir in the vanilla..
- Transfer the caramel to a bowl and refrigerate until very cold, at least 3 hours or overnight..
- For the cake:.
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray two 9″ inch cake pans with nonstick cooking spray with flour (you can line the bottoms with parchment as well if you want. I used two tall 6 inch pans)..
- Add the unsweetened chocolate, cocoa powder and water to a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is completely melted (the mixture will be thick). Whisk in ½ cup of the sugar until well combined and the mixture becomes glossy. Remove the bowl from the pan and set aside to cool slightly..
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. In a measuring cup, whisk the buttermilk and vanilla together..
- In the bowl, combine the eggs and egg yolks with a whisk or hand mixer. Beat on medium-low speed until combined, about 10 seconds. Add the remaining 1¼ cups of sugar and beat on high speed until the mixture is fluffy and pale in color, about 2-3 minutes..
- Pour the cooled chocolate mixture into the mixer bowl and beat on low until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl..
- Add the butter, one piece at a time, mixing for about 10 seconds after each addition..
- Now alternately add the flour mixture (in 3 additions) and the buttermilk mixture (in 2 additions), starting and ending with the flour mixture. The batter may look slightly curdled. Beat until thoroughly combined..
- Divide the batter between the prepared cake pans, smoothing the top until even. Bake for 25-30 minutes (took longer for my layers to bake), or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached. Remove the pans to a wire rack and let the cakes cool for 10 minutes. Turn the cakes out of the pans and allow to cool completely, at least 2 hours. I covered it completely with cling wrap and placed it in the refrigerator to cool for 6 hours..
- For the coffee-caramel mousse:.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, dissolve the instant coffee in 3 tablespoons of cold water. Sprinkle on the gelatin and let stand until softened, about 5 minutes. Using an electric mixer, beat the caramel with the crème fraîche just until soft peaks form. Working quickly, microwave the coffee-gelatin mixture at 10-second intervals just until the gelatin is completely dissolved and hot to the touch. Quickly whisk the hot gelatin into the caramel..
- Using a sharp pointed serrated knife, cut a cone out of the center of both cake layers so that you have a cone-shaped recess in each cake layer. Be sure to leave enough cake around the sides and at the bottom otherwise it may not be able to stand. Also make sure the cones are the same sizes so when assembled a clean diamond mousse filling will form..
- Fill each recess with the mousse. Use an icing spatula to make the mousse level with the top of the cake..
- Place the mousse-filled layers in the fridge and let chill until firm, about 1 hour..
- Remove the layers from the fridge. Carefully invert one layer onto the other, making sure the edges of the cake, and the mousse line up. Remove the cake round from the top of the cake..
- Once done, cover with cling wrap completely and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight..
- Day 2: Cover the cake with ganache..
- Make the ganache:.
- Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil, watching very carefully because if it boils for a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot. When the cream has come to a boil, pour over the chopped chocolate, and whisk until smooth. Let it set for some time till it becomes thick. I kept it outside for 6 hours..
- To cover the cake with ganache, check out these videos that I took the help of. I followed the upside down method and it is very convenient..
- Link How to cover your cake in ganache.
- Let it set in the refrige
rator overnight.Day 3: Cover the cake with edible sequins and gold paint..
Top with second cake layer, ganache, ganache ring,. Be careful not to over microwave the chips. The caramel needs to cool down completely before folding into the whipped cream. If it is added while still warm the whipped cream will deflate. Place the first cake layer down on a cake plate, then spread chocolate mousse until even.