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Triple Chocolate Cake

When I think about dessert on Valentines Day chocolate immediately comes to mind. For this cake I used my simple chocolate cupcake/ cake recipe filled it with white chocolate mousse and topped it with milk chocolate ganache. Moist chocolate cake with a creamy light mousse filling and heavenly ganache, it doesn’t get much better than that, especially if you are a chocolate lover. We don’t need a holiday to enjoy cake but if you are looking for a great chocolate cake to enjoy on V-Day I recommend you give this a try. You can use your favorite chocolate cake recipe. No need to garnish with whipped cream or ice cream its great just like it is.
White Chocolate Mousse
2 tsp powdered gelatin
6 ounces white chocolate chopped
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
Dissolve gelatin in 2 tbs of cold water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Place chocolate in food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
Prepare an ice bath. Place 1/2 cup heavy cream in small saucepan, bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the gelatin and stir to dissolve. Pour into food processor with chocolate while the motor is running, process until smooth.
Place in ice bath until mixture is thick and falls from a spoon in ribbons.
Whip remaining heavy cream and gently fold into cooled chocolate mixture. Place in airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.
Milk Chocolate Ganache
8 oz good quality milk chocolate (I used Valhrona)
1 cup heavy cream
Chop chocolate into very small pieces and place in medium size mixing bowl, bring cream to a boil and pour over chocolate. Let sit for 3 minutes, stir until smooth and shiny. Cover and refrigerate until it’s spreadable (approximately 1 1/2-2 hours)
The cake:
Place one cake layer on serving plate, spoon the mousse on and spread, you may not need to use all of the mousse it will be very thick I used about half, place other layer on top, pour and Β spread the ganache on the cake. Refrigerate if not serving immediately. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving if it was refrigerated.
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  1. The Wimpy Vegetarian #

    This looks amazing!! Love the photos too. I’m part of a chocolate blog hop this month with a group of people. If you want to add this to the blog hop photos just go to my posting from last weekend on PB&J Chcolate Cake. Scroll all the way to the bottom and hit the link. That says ‘you’re next’.

    February 9, 2012
    • Thank you so much, yes I will enter the recipe in the blog hop. Thank you!

      February 9, 2012
  2. I love the visual of the frosting running down over the sides of the cake….makes me feel like the cake is right in front of me. :sigh: if only… πŸ™‚ Looking great!

    February 10, 2012
    • Nothing more appealing at least to me, than out of control running down the sides chocolate. Thank you so much

      February 10, 2012
  3. wow the chocolate ganache adds such a great drizzle!!! looks delicious! sending some #chocolatelove to you!

    February 10, 2012
  4. Stunning…I’m drooling.

    February 10, 2012
    • Thank you, I love chocolate but sometimes need something to cut the chocolateyness (not a word) the white chocolate mousse does just that.

      February 10, 2012
  5. Yay to “chocolateyness” !! Love your word πŸ™‚

    February 14, 2012
  6. Your blog is hazardous to my health – with already my own blog and my chocolate stash, I am going to explode coming to posts like this πŸ˜€
    You are so talented!
    And thank you for subscribing my blog – I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

    Choc Chip Uru

    March 16, 2012
    • Thank you so much, love your blog, and I am dreaming about that chocolate dessert you made. It’s exactly what I am craving and hope to make it tomorrow!

      March 16, 2012
  7.…..This recipe and photo is too amazing to miss. Going to try this out soon! πŸ™‚

    January 30, 2014

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