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  • Serves 10
  • Makes 1
  • 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 17 Ingredients

Try this creamy chocolatey mousse trifle. It’s a heavenly scrumptious delight.


Ingredients (serves 10 | makes 1 1 dish)

  • 250 grams Dark chocolate
  • 100ml and 400ml Whipping cream, each amount separate in a bowl
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • Velvet cake Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups Sifted all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1Tbsp vinegar (to make buttermilk)
  • 1 1/2 tsp red gel colour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1-2 packets chocolate biscuits, crushed
  • Biscuits 1-2 packets

Method

  1. To make the Chocolate mousse: melt 250g dark chocolate in double boiler or microwave on low. Mix 100ml whipping cream into the bowl while your chocolate is melting. In another bowl beat 400ml whipping cream until soft peaks form. Then add melted chocolate/cream mixture and beat again. Add 2 Tbsp of cocoa powder and beat until you get a creamy texture. If your mixture is too stiff add half cup milk.
  2. To make Red velvet cake: Sift 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour + 2Tbsp cocoa powder + half tsp salt + 1Tbsp baking powder. Sift this dry mixture 3 times. To make the buttermilk, put 1 cup milk into a mug or bowl and add 1Tbsp white vinegar. Mix and leave it to rest a few minutes. Add 1.5 tsp of red gel colour to the buttermilk.
  3. In a bowl add half cup unsalted butter + 1.5 cup sugar. Mix and add 2 eggs while beating. Add a few drops of vanilla essence. Then slowly add dry mixture and buttermilk while beating. Grease the pan and bake your mix at 180C for 35-40min.
  4. To assemble: Make first layer with red velvet crumbled cake. Followed by white whipped cream with vanilla essence. Then make a layer of crushed chocolate biscuits. Then make a thick layer of chocolate mousse. Repeat these layers. Decorate with dark chocolate shavings, whipped cream and cocoa powder dust. Refrigerate for an hour and enjoy............

Notes

This was the main dessert when my husband came first time to meet my family. It hold so much importance and everyone loved it so much. Make it on special occasions, parties or on weekends and it will make everyone feel so special and you will hear lots of compliments. Decorate with rose petals and candles to give special touch. Get creative by making it in fancy jars or beautiful platter and it will rock your dinning table.

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