Sunday, 8 July 2012

mango chocolate cake for hubby's bday !!

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 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 !!!!
Enjoy !!!


  1. cake looks so attractive.. love the chocolate and mango combination

  2. Omg, wat a fabulous combo..Cake looks mindblowing and gorgeous.

  3. This cheese cake looks fantastic. Perfect for the celebration :)

  4. Love the deep chocolate color and the rich mango color that goes so well, brown and golden always go so well . A some visual appeal

  5. This is amazing cake charu.. it is a treat for eyes too.. nice colours and textures

  6. Beautiful cake...lovely combination of choclate and mousse!

  7. Cake looks lovely and yummy...

  8. lovely combo...inviting pictures...

  9. awesome and delicious cake.U have a nice blog.U can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.

  10. Your cake is absolutely stunning!