Friday, 7 March 2014

The Recipe Read - Gluten Free Chocolate Mousse Cake

Welcome to the first ever post from my new series, The Recipe Read.

After noticing that a few other fashion and beauty bloggers have recently embraced their inner foodie, I decided that I too, would start my own mini cooking series.

I decided to start with this yummy mousse cake recipe, one, because it's full of chocolate and I am a self confessed chocoholic, and two, because it's gluten free!

This cake is just so good!

I must admit that when my fiance first made me this delicious chocolate mousse cake as a Saturday night treat, it didn't even cross my mind that it was gluten free, and so people like my mum who suffers from gluten intolerance and often struggles to find new gluten free foods to try, could also enjoy it.

To make this tasty treat you will need:

300g of dark chocolate
150g unsalted butter
55g caster sugar
6 eggs
extra butter to grease the tin

You will also need:

A cake tin with a removable bottom
Greaseproof paper
A hand held or preferably, an electric whisk
A mixing bowl
Heat proof bowl
A set of scales

The method:

First, pre-heat over to 150 degrees, and grease and line cake tin with grease proof paper.

Then, bring a pan of water to the boil, place heat proof bowl on top of saucepan and add butter and chocolate, stir continuously until completely melted. Remove from heat and leave to cool slightly.

Then crack eggs into a separate mixing bowl, add sugar and whisk until the mixture becomes thick and mousse like. (If done by hand, this takes about half and hour and a lot of elbow grease!)

Once a thick mousse mixture is formed, slowly fold the melted butter and chocolate into the mixing bowl and stir gently until the chocolate is completely mixed in.

Slowly pour the mixture into the greased cake tin and place in the middle of the over for about 20 minutes, or until it appears part-cooked.

Once cooked, remove from the oven and let it cool for around 40 minutes before serving.

Happy Baking!

1 comment:

  1. wow this looks sooo good! I'm definitely going to have to give it a try! Great post!
    Emily xx