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Chocolate Seduction Cake

Super rich and delicious chocolate seduction cake ~ a chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse and topped with caramel flavored dark chocolate truffle frosting! Warning: Not for the fainthearted!

Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Welcome to 2014! :)

A little overdose of Chocolate is just what we all need to start off this year on a sweet note!

And the name – Chocolate Seduction Cake – is just apt. You would literally be seduced to have another bite of this chocolate cake – and that wouldn’t be the last time either!  Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake I’ve already introduced you to my simple egg-less chocolate sponge cake. That recipe is a keeper, people. If you’re new here – you should probably check that out. It is really easy to bake and gives you a great airy,  spongy texture. I used the same recipe as a base for this chocolate seduction cake. But today, you’re not getting a simple chocolate cake. Oh no. Today, I’m giving you chocolate on top of chocolate on top of even more chocolate!

Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Sorry, but I’m not really sorry! :D

I mean, look at this beauty. Tell me you don’t want a piece of that! I didn’t even let the cake batter bake just like that. To spruce things up, I added some crushed cookies, chocolate chips & candies into the cake batter itself! Imagine the surprise when people bit into the cake and found an array of textures not just in the frosting – but also IN the cake itself? I think it is a brilliant idea, and you should try it too!

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Make your cake batter. I used my eggless chocolate sponge cake recipe. (Click here to see step by step pictures. For exact measurements, scroll down to printable recipe below!)
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Add crushed cookies, chocolate chips, finely chopped chocolate candies etc. into the batter and gently fold them in
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Pour into prepared Baking Pan.
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Bake at 160 C for 30 minutes or until the cake is fully cooked through. Let it cool completely.
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Meanwhile make the caramel dark chocolate truffle frosting. Add sugar and water to a pan and let it come to a boil on lowest heat.
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Do not stir or the sugar will crystallize. Once the sugar turns a light brown color, add the butter and cream and stir gently.
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Chop chocolate into small chunks (or use chocolate chips). Pour the hot caramel cream on the chocolate. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Stir well to combine and form a smooth ganache like sauce. Let it cool completely and refrigerate to get a thick truffle frosting. (You can make this a day before as well)
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Also make chocolate mousse for the filling. Follow my step by step instructions to make quick chocolate mousse. Else, you can simply whip cream and fold cooled melted chocolate into the cream to get chocolate whip cream.
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

To form the cake, cut into 2 or 3 layers. Poke holes all over the cake with a fork and brush with lots of sugar syrup / rum / cherry syrup to keep the cake moist.
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Add a dollop of the chocolate mousse in the center. Spread it leaving about an inch on all sides.
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Add chocolate chips, crushed chocolate cookies, chocolate candies etc. on top of the mousse.
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Close with the next layer of the cake. Again poke holes, brush with sugar syrup. And cover with the thick truffle frosting. Use a cake knife to smoothen it out as much as possible. Add sprinkles / chocolate chips on the sides.
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Design the top as you please! I added two cookies in the center, used some leftover candies to form a border (like peppermint patties). And since I am not much of a decorator, I went ahead and squeezed some leftover mousse all over the cake – which I think came out more comical than elegant. But oh – well!
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving! Cut out a huge slice and enjoy! :)
Chocolate Seduction Cake Recipe | The Ultimate Best  Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate Seduction Cake
 
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Serves: 9 inch cake
Ingredients
For Chocolate Cake
  • 2 and ½ cup All purpose flour
  • ½ cup Cocoa powder
  • 1 and ½ cup Powdered Sugar (adjust according to taste)
  • 1 and ½ cup thick Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • a pinch of salt
For Instant Chocolate Mousse
  • ⅓ cup (50 grams) Marshmallows (*see note)
  • 1 (15 grams) soft Butter (preferably unsalted)
  • ½ cup (100 grams) Dark Chocolate Chips (or cut slabs into small chunks)
  • 1 Tablespoons (15 mls) Hot Water
  • ½ cup (100 mls) Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • * 1 cup here is around 200 mls / grams
For Caramel Dark Chocolate Truffle
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • ½ cup Cream (Half and half or Heavy Cream)
  • ¾ cup Dark Chocolate, finely chopped
Others
  • ¼ cup mixed Crushed Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Chips, Chocolate candies etc. (optional)
  • Chocolate Sprinkles / Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Candy / Peppermint Patties etc.
  • Sugar Syrup / Rum / Cherry Syrup
Instructions
  1. For Chocolate Cake (You can use your own cake too)
  2. Preheat oven to 160C. Grease & Line your baking pan
  3. Add powdered sugar to thick yogurt / curd. Mix well
  4. Add baking powder, baking soda & salt. Mix well. Let it rest for 5 minutes till you see a lot of air bubbles.
  5. Add vanilla essence & oil and mix well.
  6. Sift in flour, cocoa powder. Mix to form a smooth batter. Do not over mix or you'll end up with a bread like texture.
  7. Add crushed cookies, chocolate chips, finely chopped chocolate candies etc. into the batter and gently fold them in
  8. Pour into prepared Baking Pan.Bake at 160 C for 30 minutes or until the cake is fully cooked through. Let it cool completely.
For Caramel Dark Chocolate Truffle Frosting (You can make this a day before as well)
  1. Add sugar and water to a pan and let it come to a boil on lowest heat. Do not stir or the sugar will crystallize.
  2. Once the sugar turns a light brown color, add the butter and cream and stir gently.
  3. Chop chocolate into small chunks (or use chocolate chips). Pour the hot caramel cream on the chocolate. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir well to combine and form a smooth ganache like sauce. Let it cool completely and refrigerate to get a thick truffle frosting.
For Chocolate Mousse Filling
  1. Put the marshmallows, butter, chocolate and water in a heavy-based saucepan
  2. Put the saucepan over medium heat, stirring every now and again. It may take a few minutes but it’ll start to melt
  3. Once everything is smooth & melted, remove from heat and let it cool a bit. Stir frequently to avoid skin from forming
  4. Meanwhile, in a cold bowl add the whipping cream and vanilla extract and whip till you have stiff peaks (electric mixer – about 5 minutes. manually – about 15 minutes. you may have to keep returning the container with cream to the refrigerator to keep it chilled at all times)
  5. Add chocolate mixture into the whipped cream and gently fold until you have a smooth, cohesive mixture. If you mix it furiously, you’ll deflate the air from whipped cream. {Some believe the whipped cream should to added to chocolate mixture and not other way round. Any method is okay}
  6. Let it chill completely until thick and mousse like
Forming The Cake
  1. To form the cake, cut into 2 or 3 layers. Poke holes all over the cake with a fork and brush with lots of sugar syrup / rum / cherry syrup to keep the cake moist.
  2. Add a dollop of the chocolate mousse in the center. Spread it leaving about an inch on all sides.
  3. Add chocolate chips, crushed chocolate cookies, chocolate candies etc. on top of the mousse.
  4. Close with the next layer of the cake. Again poke holes, brush with sugar syrup. And cover with the thick truffle frosting. Use a cake knife to smoothen it out as much as possible. Add sprinkles / chocolate chips on the sides.
  5. Design the top as you please! Cut out a huge slice and enjoy! :)
note
  1. If you cannot cut the cake evenly, you may choose to divide the batter and bake as 2 or 3 separate thinner cakes
  2. You can also use Chocolate Whipped Cream as filling

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{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Indian Vegetarian Recipes January 9, 2014, 2:54 pm

    I loved your Eggless Cake Recipes especially the sponge cake… i m going to prepare this now.. :)

  • Natalie January 3, 2014, 10:44 am

    Keep up the Wonderful work, Kavi! Can’t wait to discover more exciting recipes on your space this year! Have a wonderful 2014! :)

  • Freida January 2, 2014, 9:06 pm

    Oh wow, I cannot stop looking at it… wonderful idea to fill the cake with mousse! will definitely try sometime!

  • roshni January 2, 2014, 4:57 pm

    that is one mean cake Kavitha.. love it..

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