Just after we were back from Swiss holiday up next was hubby's bday and I have been wracking my brains thinking what cake to bake for him......
Had to be something special with hubby's favourite flavours too...so after much deliberation I decided to try a combination of mango and chocolate ..and yes it was a hit !!!
For the chocolate base I decided to keep it safe with my tried and tested recipe of chocolate cake and a mango mousse to top it with...and to make it more beautiful I made a heart shaped mango mirror using my cookie cutter.For chocolate cake
My ultimate chocolate cake recipe
For mango mousse
1 cup Mango puree
1 cup Whipping cream
2 sheets Gelatin
3tbsp Sugar(or depending on your taste )
3 tbsp water for dissolving gelatin
For mango mirror
1/4 cup Mango puree
1 sheet gelatin
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp Water
1 tbsp water for dissolving gelatin
Allow the cake to cool completely and then slice it into two.
Whip the cream to stiff peaks along with sugar and then fold the puree in. Soak the gelatin sheets in cold water for five minutes.Squeeze and strain it and then mix and melt it on a low flame in lukewarm water. Do not boil.You just need to dissolve the gelatin in the water completely.Allow it to cool a bit and then fold it into the mango mixture.Using a knife apply some mousse on a cake slice and place the second slice on it.Now gently cover the entire cake with the mousse and leave it in fridge for 7-8 hours .
After 8 hours the mousse will be set and then you can decorate it as you want.I used dairymilk chocolate fingers for the sides and then made a heart shaped mango mirror .
For mango mirror
Take Mango puree and mix it with water.Add gelatin treating it the same way you did earlier for mango mousse.I placed a greased cutter in the center of the cake and poured this mixture on it(Make the sure the mixture has cooled down).Allow it to sit for one hour and then carefully take out the cookie cutter.
The cake is ready to surprise your loved ones !!!!