TRIPLE LAYER CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE - The Novice Housewife

TRIPLE LAYER CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE - The Novice Housewife

This picture is from the original post- taken with my beloved iPhone:)

So 19th/20th was our first wedding anniversary. V and I completed one year and would you believe it, we could not celebrate it together! I am in India and he is in the States and though he tried he could not get leave from office.

The reason why I mention two days is because we had our Hindu wedding (V is Hindu) on the 19th of March and our Sikh wedding (I am Sikh) on 20th March. Lot of people are kind of taken aback when I tell them ours is an arranged marriage because generally in Indian culture arranged marriages happen within the same religion and only in cases of love marriages, people of different religions marry. While his family and most of my family consider our anniversary to be on the 19th, my grandparents take 20th as our wedding anniversary. I don’t mind it because it gives me two days to celebrate! It also is a good save for people who forgot or couldn’t wish me on the 19th, and a few did use that as an excuse.

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces (plus extra for greasing the pan) (I did not have unsalted butter, instead I over beat the cream to make butter)
  • ¾ tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • Pinch of salt
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-processed (I used normal)
  • 5 tbsp. hot water
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¾ tsp. powdered gelatin
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • Chocolate curls or cocoa powder or for chocolate roses see here
Read the whole recipe on Experiments of a Housewife