Monday, February 15, 2016
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake
And to those who use heavy whipping cream! This cake is a "Frankenstein" concoction of three different recipes, none of for which I can take any of the credit. I did tinker the tiniest bit with the ganache, but the other recipes were ideal in their original form. So much so, that I will just kindly direct you to their blogs, so you can give them all due credit for their respective genius.
However, I do love a good recommendation, so I am happy to make one to you. Make this cake. I will take full responsibility (and accolades) for combining these wonderful recipes together into this masterpiece.
Here is how I did it: I put my cake batter in two 9 inch rounds, and reduced the baking time accordingly, made the mousse, and while the mouse was chilling, I whipped up the ganache. I doubled the recipe (8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 c. heavy whipping cream, and I added 1 tsp. of vanilla to the chocolate chips before pouring the cream over.) Set your ganache in the fridge to cool-you don't want it to melt your mousse. Spread a little less than half the mousse over your bottom layer. Do this in a hap-hazard, messy fashion to give it that homemade look. Then top with second layer and add the rest of the mousse to the top only of the cake. Use the same "devil-may-care" hand here. Do not be confused: this is *not* peanut butter frosting, and it won't behave the exact same way. Then, once your ganache is sufficiently set, pour it onto the center of the cake and try not to drool as it runs helter-skelter all down the sides and puddles on your cake plate. Pro tip: put this on a cake stand. It is definitely worthy of being on display!
Double Chocolate Fudge Cake (the most delicious "dressed-up" boxed cake you will ever eat!) Bakerella
Peanut Butter Mousse: (chill your bowl and beaters for best results) Cafe Johnsonia
Chocolate Ganache: (this.is.so.easy. Put it on all the things.) Rose Bakes
So, how about you? Do you usually make your own birthday cakes? Or is that just me? Looking for other amazing dessert recipes? Follow my "Scrumdiddlyumptious" board on Pinterest!
"Made By You Monday" at Skip To My Lou
"What'd You Do This Weekend?" at Recipes and Ramblin' with the Tumbleweed Contessa
"Weekend Recipe Link Up" at Sugar, Spice and Family Life