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Do We Need Another Chocolate Cake Recipe?
Yes. Because this Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Mousse Frosting will probably be the only recipe you ever need.
It’s so ridiculously easy to make this cake. You don’t have to spend ages in your kitchen that it won’t take more than 20 minutes. Promise.
And I’m confident enough that this chocolatey treat will put a smile on your face right after your very first bite of the cake.
Not only this cake is moist and spongy, but it’s also decadently rich. Yet, it feels light and smooth at the same time because of the chocolate mousse frosting.
What Makes Cakes Light And Fluffy?
After baking countless cakes (including celebration and novelty cakes for numerous birthdays and weddings in the family), I realize that it’s the ratio between eggs, flour and the fat that makes the cakes so light and fluffy. And when it comes to fat, it’s the vegetable oil that helps lighten the cake texture.
I’ve learned this the hard way. Because when I started baking about 13 years ago, every cake recipe I came across in the book or internet always referred to butter as the best fat.
I agree that butter tastes way better than oil. However, I didn’t realize that using butter alone will make the cake heavy and dense. This makes the cake texture can be a bit dense and hard. Especially in the winter when the temperature drops to a single-digit or minus.
For this chocolate cake recipe, I use a neutral oil such as vegetable oil or sunflower oil. But if you don’t fancy oil in your cakes, you can use melted butter instead. Although I must warn you that if you make it with butter when the weather is pretty cold, your cake will be slightly hard and not very springy. But it will still be moist and super delicious because of the buttery taste.
How Can I Spice Up My Chocolate Cake?
You might know that chilli is the best spice to pair with chocolate.
So try to put one teaspoon of Kashmiri chilli powder or cayenne pepper powder in the chocolate cake batter. Your cake will be indulgently spiced up.
Simple Ingredients In Baking
To make you even more excited about this cake, let me tell you that you don’t need any special ingredients to bake this chocolate treat.
All items are more or less ordinary items that we often keep in our pantry/ kitchen.
For the chocolate, we use cocoa powder. You can get any that you like.
Of all the ingredients needed, soft brown sugar and heavy cream/ double cream are possibly the only items that you don’t have all the time. But they’re quite basic that most supermarkets will sell them.
How Do You Make A Chocolate Cake From Scratch
This is the fun part. You just put the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and wet ingredients in a measuring jug. Ah, you also need to make half a cup of coffee.
You can prep all these in 10-15 minutes, right? Then you just pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, give them a blitz using a handheld mixer or a handheld blender. After that, you add in the hot coffee and give it a mix again. Done.
Just pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake them. Easy peasy, don’t you think?
And you’ll find it even more ridiculously easy to make the frosting. All you need to do is melt the heavy cream/ double cream with the chocolate chips. Let it cool down to room temperature and then whisk it into a smooth chocolate mousse. How’s that? Still easy peasy, right?
So, I hope you’re now thinking of baking this chocolate cake with chocolate mousse frosting. If you do, please let me know what you think about it in the comments below. I appreciate it.
Before you go, don’t forget to check my other indulgent chocolate treat that you may love.
- Dairy-free chocolate brownies traybake.
- Chocolate mousse pudding with aquafaba and with no gelatin.
- Chocolate mousse with two ingredients and no eggs.
- Chocolate chip cookies with coconut oil.
Thank you and all the best.