How to make it

  • Split the cake in half and set the bottom half in a 20cm cake ring in a serving platter. Keep the other in fridge for another use.
  • Separate the eggs. Divide the egg whites in half in two separate bowl and set aside.
  • Place the yolks and sugar in a large mixing bowl and whisk until well combined. Place the milk in a pan and heat gently, stirring until almost boiling. Pour the milk on to the egg yolks, whisking.
  • Set the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water and cook, stirring until the mixture thickens enough to thinly coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a small heatproof bowl and leave to go spongy. Place over a pan of hot water and stir until dissolved. Stir into the hot mixture. Leave to cool.
  • Whip the cream until just holding its shape. Fold into the egg custard, then divide the mixture into 2. Melt the 2 types of chocolate separately. Fold the white chocolate into one egg custard portion. Whisk half of the egg whites until standing in soft peaks and fold into the white chocolate mixture until combined Pour over the prepared cake and chill until set.
  • Fold the plain or dark chocolate into the other egg custard portion. Whisk the other half of the egg whites until standing in soft peaks and fold into the plain chocolate mixture until combined. Keep at room temperature then pour over the chilled white layer and chill again
  • Make the glaze:
  • Heat cream until simmering point and pour over the chopped chocolate. Stir until smooth. Leave to cool and thickens. Pour over the chilled. Make three circles with the melted white chocolate and use a toothpick to make decorative pattern. Chill again until serving time.
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    " It was excellent "
    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    Great pict.......great choc.mousse.........nice day..........
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    " It was excellent "
    cholena ate it and said...
    I love Mousse
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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
    Incredible! Great post! You have my five too~
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  • peetabear 6 years ago
    you have come up with another winner my friend... beautiful photos... I missed the train cake so I will go check that out later... a definite 5 +
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    " It was excellent "
    toleliz ate it and said...
    Terrific pictures and the recipe sounds delicious!
    Great post Ahmed!
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  • michellem 6 years ago
    Nice! It reminds me of a spider web design on top..you should make it for Halloween and add scarey spiders!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Awesome as usual, you have my 5
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  • pelo2000 6 years ago
    Hi Ahmed. Who's eating all your wonderful treats? This would be a pleasure for me as I am a chocolate lovers.
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    Awwww...Mmmmmmmmmmmm... ahmed fabulous as always my friend i could lick the picture hahahahaha send it right over via airmail by way of the concord....................lol lol
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  • leonora5 6 years ago
    Its a work of art! Wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    Ahmed, this looks simply delicious, I like different textures in a cake, they make it richer, thanks for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Yowza, yowza, yowza. This sounds decadent and looks gorgeous. Great post (AGAIN) my friend. Keep em coming. You have my 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Mmmmm, so delicious! And probably the mousse feel so fluffy and light! Saved!
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    beautiful!
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    " It was excellent "
    chacha ate it and said...
    Hi Ahmed and thank you for sharing this recipe. I have been wondering what type of cake to make for a family birthday celebration. This is going to be the adults cake and I will bake a separate cake for the children. Thanks so much as I truly appreciate your expert baking and culinary knowledge. I'll let you know how it turns out ;)
    You've got my 5 forks already.
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