Chocolate Chocolate Cake

I tried this one at home after seeing several images of Chocolate Cakes that I love eating and browsing the net for random tips that I could gather. So here is a fun and simple cake that just takes time to bake because it needs the time to set and cool. Remember to let the cake sit enough so that things do not start running. It is essential to keep the Cake cool and not warm.

Origin: Everywhere Level: Easy Prep Time: 3 Hours

Ingredients

Software

  • Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Miz
  • Mousse Mix
  • Chocolate chips/Baking Chocolate
  • Half and Half
  • Whipping Cream
  • I would have loved to add a Cherry
Hardware

  • Dark Metal Baking Pan
  • Spatula’s
  • Ziploc Bag

Directions for the Cake & Mousse:

  1. The easiest way to make is to buy the Betty Crocker Triple chocolate fudge cake and bake it per instructions.
  2. While the cake is baking make some mousse from a ready made packet and let it set in the fridge.
  3. Remove the baked cake, and place it on a cooling rack and cut it into two halves…let the top and bottom half dry.
  4. Take some juice, that will compliment the mousse and slowly brush it into the cake on both the halves. This will help keep the cake from getting dry and give it some moisture.
  5. Remove the mousse from the fridge and generously spread it on the bottom half at least 1/4″ thick. Place the top half on top and let the cake set for few minutes in the refrigerator.

Directions for Chocolate Icing & Decoration:

  1. While the cake is setting take some chocolate chips or baking chocolate and melt it with some half and half over medium flame. The chocolate should be slightly runny.
  2. Pour the runny chocolate over the cake. Do not spread with a spatula. If you just let it flow and guide the chocolate to cover the cake with gravity and slight movement the icing will spread without blemish and will have a shine to it. Set the cake in the fridge to let the chocolate icing harden.
  3. Take the remaining mousse into a ziploc bag, cut off the corner to desired opening and make some decoration. Use whipped cream to make some decoration. A cheery at the top of the whipped cream will make it look more appealing.

Directions for Chocolate Crisps & Final Setting:

  1. For chocolate chips, melt chocolate chips or baking chocolate in microwave. Spread the melted chocolate on the back of a metal baking dish to a 1/8″ thickness. Set in fridge for 5-10 minutes. Remove and then you can either twirl the chocolate or break it into pieces like I have in the cake.
  2. Put the entire cake in the fridge for another 30 minutes and it is ready for the show.
Cake!

Yummy Cake! Enjoy!

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~ by artskitchen on June 9, 2010.

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