Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)


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Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake is just exotic, chocolate and candied orange peel gives it a zesty classic flavour.

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The chocolate orange mousse cake is a truly sophisticated gourmet fare! this is a perfect dessert of soft chocolate sponge cake sandwiched with a dark chocolate filling and candied orange peels, covered with chocolate truffle. A garnishing of candied orange peel adds to the citrus tinge, balancing the otherwise dominating chocolate flavour quite well.

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Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake ( Eggless Desserts Recipe) recipe - How to make Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)

Setting time:  1 hour.   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 wedges
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Ingredients
1 eggless chocolate sponge cake (7")

For The Dark Chocolate Filling
2 cups roughly chopped dark chocolate
1/4 cup milk
1 cup beaten whipped cream
4 tbsp candied orange peels , readily available

For The Chocolate Truffle
1/2 cup fresh cream
3/4 cup roughly chopped dark chocolate

To Be Mixed Into A Soaking Syrup
3 tbsp sugar
1 cup warm water

For The Garnish
1/2 cup candied orange peels , readily available
3 to 4 orange wedges
Method
For the dark chocolate filling

  1. Combine the dark chocolate and milk in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and mix gently till no lumps remain.
  2. Allow the chocolate to cool to room temperature.
  3. Add the beaten whipped cream and orange peels and fold gently. Keep aside

For the chocolate truffle

  1. Heat the cream in a non-stick pan and bring to boil.
  2. Remove from the flame, add the chocolate and mix well till the mixture is smooth.
  3. Cool to room temperature, while whisking continuously. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Cool and slice the sponge cake horizontally into 2 equal layers.
  2. Soak the bottom layer of the sponge cake with ½ the soaking syrup.
  3. Spread the dark filling evenly on the soaked layer of the cake using a palate knife.
  4. Place the top layer of the sponge cake over it and soak it with the remaining soaking syrup.
  5. Spread the chocolate truffle on top and at the sides of the cake using a palate knife. Refrigerate for 1 hour or till the truffle sets.
  6. Garnish with orange peels by sprinkling on the sides and place the orange wedges in the centre.
  7. Cut into 6 equal wedges and serve chilled.

Handy tip:

  1. You can also melt the chocolate-milk mixture on a double boiler.


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Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
5
 on 21 Nov 17 04:47 PM


I have tried your various recipes and got compliments for it. I tried chocolate sponge cake for the very first time and came out to be awesome. I love baking and want to advance with recipes. This recipe seems to be awesome since it has both my fav flavors. I am unable to get candied orange used here. can I use orange juice or orange essence as substitute?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them..Happy Cooking !!
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21 Nov 17 05:08 PM
Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
5
 on 27 May 13 09:25 PM


My neighbour baked and gifted this truly delicious Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake for my wedding anniversary with a beautiful rosy glittering chocolate icing.Everyone in the family enjoyed chocolaty candied orange taste in every bite.