Chocolate Cherry Cake

Soooo i did baked for hb a bday cake afterall... soooo its a heart shape kinda of cake.. yikes soo soo corny!! hahahha... didnt hv any round or square cake pan left in my pantry.. its either bundt, chiffon or heart shape cake pan... no choice.. had to use the heart shape pan... was he surprised?? err not really.. he was too busy with his stupid phone calls... oh well... by the time hes done with his phone calls.. we're already in the car on our way to my auntie's place... sooooo not only he didnt cut his bday cake.. he didnt even eat a slice! :o(

Well ok.. it took me almost 3hrs to prepare this cake.. first hr to prepare and baked a rich chocolate cake.. an hr to prepare and set the chocolate mousse.. and almost an hr to prepare ganache, spread on cake and let it set in the fridge again.. I sliced the chocolate cake into 3 layers and used cherry pie filling .. u can use banana or any kinda of fresh berries for the filling.. the only difference is that u wont be able to spread any syrup on ur cake bef spreading mousse..

Chocolate cake (recipe u can get it fm my previous post)

Chocolate mousse
250 gm. Non-Dairy Whip Cream
150 gm. Dairy whip cream
1 tsp. Vanilla essence
1 level Tablespoon of Gelatine powder - mix together with- 4 Tbsp. water and microwave for 20 secs
50 gm. Cocoa powder (i used valrhona)
80 gm. icing sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoon of Nescafe
1 1/2 Tablespoon of hot water
1 Tablespoon "Kahlua" or "Tia Maria" coffee liquer (i didnt use)

Method for the mousse
1. Sieve cocoa and icing sugar in a bowl and put it aside
2. Mix nescafe and hot water in a small bowl and put it aside
3. Beat the two whip cream separately.
4. Mix all the ingredients together.

150g dark chocolate
75ml whipping cream
1/2 tbsp butter

Double boil cream, add dark chocolate and stir till chocolate melt.. add butter and continue to stir till thicken.

Method for layering
1. Spread cherry pie syrup on cake and pour 1/3 of the mousse on the first layer of chocolate cake, lay the cherry filling on top and then top up with another layer of chocolate cake, continue till the last layer of cake is used up.
2. Cover the whole cake with the balance mousse and keep in the refrigerator till the mousse sets.
3. Pour the chocolate coating onto the cake and let the chocolate mixture flows down the side smoothly.
4. Decorate the cake and put into the fridge till coating sets.
5. Slice with a warm knife and serve.


CS said...

Rima, if hb didnt eat a slice, who did then? Habis x kek tu? BTW, my late father is a virgoan too.

Rima said...

Cake tu masih kat fridge lagi.. no one has tasted it yet.. masih virgin hahahh..i cut a slice for photo purposes nanti when he comes home baru i will let him hv a slice cos semalam hati tengah sakit so someone who doesnt know how to appreciate dont deserve a slice hahahha..

Anyway today we hv to go to my uncle's place for open house so will probably share it among all my aunties.. oh in btw my dear hb is a libra.. kadang kadang mak tak faham lah orang libra ni! :op

SurayaCoghlan said...

Rima...kalau i ni mau sebulan merajuk! hehehe...

Rima said...

sebulan?? dulu dulu i am like that.. susah nak forgive and forget but after being together for almost a decade i hv learnt how to just let it go? sometimes its just not worth it lah.. i will let him know for sure that i am not happy and he will tell me to deal with it.. sigh thats why after being married to a mat salleh.. i no longer can call myself isteri misali hahahhaha

CS said...

Rima, glitches on my part as Mdm Zora, haha. Bday my father was on 22/9 (last day for Virgo). Your hb on 24/9 kan? Right, he's a Libra. AND you know what? My hb 3/10, my dara 13/10, my sis n SIL 15/10 + a nephew 17/10. Mana lebih 'berangin'?? KL or Spore? hehe..

Rima said...

eh ur hb bday and my youngest sis birthdate same seh.. my mom bday pulak on the 4/10 , my best friend also a libra woman, my anak sedara pun was born in oct.. soooo dont worry... dari dulu pun i am surrounded by libra ppl.. still at times its difficult to understand libra ppl...

mrswongjowo said...

Mat Salleh or Melayu kalau species 'lelaki' memang cam tu r right after more than a decade with this species, dah tak kisahkan nak ber'emosi'. BTW last nite I tried Kek Lapis Masam Manis fr Bro Rozzan tapi y ye in between dia keluar big bubbles? The bubbles gone bila I pressed tapi nampak cacat sikit ler...

Rima said...

Hmmm i tak pernah ade bubbles pulak.. after pressing it down u apply butter tak before pouring batter?

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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..