For Father's Day this year, I wanted to make something with chocolate and strawberries. So I decided on making triple chocolate mousse cake once more, but this time with strawberries.
I planned on baking a 6-inch cake, so I baked the bottom layer (chocolate cake) in a 6-inch removable-bottom cake pan. But I had forgotten that cakes tend to shrink a bit after being baked! Since there were gaps on the sides between the cake and the cake pan, I knew I wouldn't be able to pour the mousse layers directly on top, so I created a 5.5-inch cuff using parchment paper and a cardboard bakery box.
Once I had my homemade cake ring, I lined the edge of the ring with halved strawberries, with the cut-side facing out. Then I filled it with the middle layer of white chocolate mousse.
After letting the two layers set in the fridge for about half an hour, I proceeded to make and fill my top layer of bittersweet chocolate mousse. Then I let the whole cake set in the fridge for the rest of the afternoon, and then decorated the top with more halved strawberries. And I left the leaves on to add a splash of green to the cake.
I thought the end result was beautiful, but my husband commented on how funny it was that I was making a Father's Day cake that looked so girly! Ooops!
The cake ended up tasting great, although the bottom layer became kind of soggy from the halved strawberries. Next time I'll try adding a thin layer of mousse before adding the strawberries, and hopefully that will protect the cake layer from getting too wet.
Happy Father's Day honey! Next time I promise the cake won't be so girly! Or soggy!
this is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Woe, this is one stunning dessert! I love it!!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous gorgeous! Feminine looking or not, I'm sure your dad appreciated all your effort and the fabulous taste -- I know I would!ReplyDelete
It's amazing...!!! I always find this kind of recipes very hard to make, but some day I have to try.ReplyDelete
Aw, I bet he loved it! White chocolate mousse sounds great right now :3ReplyDelete
This looks beautiful and I'm sure that your dad will appreciate some girliness once in a while ;pReplyDelete
Hi again Michele! Thanks for your comment on my gazpacho post, but I was curious about it because I don't see it in Top 9. I'm curious where you saw it and if perhaps Top 9 updates earlier where you are than where I am? Thanks!ReplyDelete
@Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets - oh haha, sometimes i like to sneak a peak at whats coming up for the next day, sometimes they'll have them up by late afternoon/evening. i just use a url like this, and change the date to be tomorrow:ReplyDelete
congrats again! :)
LOL you are so sneaky!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful and delicious looking cake. Scrumptious for any occasion!ReplyDelete
thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone! :) the cake was actually for my hubby though, to thank him for being such a good daddy to our two kids :)ReplyDelete
Love it ! And it looks deliciouus ! Mmmh ! :)ReplyDelete
i would love to make this. Can I have the recipe please? my email is email@example.comReplyDelete
@ErinElizabeth - just sent you an email with the recipe! enjoy!Delete
thanks @Dorothy !ReplyDelete
Hi there~ This is simply lovely for the upcoming Mother's Day, and I would like to make this too. May I have the recipe as well? This is my email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please and thank youuu !ReplyDelete
@Zi Ning - just sent you the recipe! you're welcome !:)Delete
I would love to make this cake, hope you can also share your recipe. =)ReplyDelete
@Cake delivery Philippines - no problem, just send me your email address! :)Delete
I just came across this and it looks amazing! I was hoping to make it for Mother's Day and was wondering if you still had the recipe? I'd really appreciate it! My email's email@example.comReplyDelete
@Unknown - i just emailed you the recipe, enjoy!Delete
How very lovely.ReplyDelete
thanks @A.AN King! :)Delete
can i get the recipe to firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
just emailed you the recipe! enjoy! :)Delete
This looks amazing Michele, I can’t wait to try it. Do you think it half could be frozen to save for later?ReplyDelete
thank you! i think you could try freezing it for later, however i haven't tried doing that and i'm not sure if it would change the texture of the mousse. but i have frozen the cake portion before and it was good! let me know how it turns out!Delete
Hello - this cakes looks absolutely delicious. Can you please email me the recipe at email@example.com? Thanks!ReplyDelete
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