Chocolate orange mousse cake

07 Feb 2009

Chocolate orange mousse cake

It was Mark's last day at Madgex on Friday and since no proper sendoff seems complete without a cake, I baked.

The recipe for the chocolate orange mousse cake came from a rather unlikely source: a big unwieldyMary Berry cookbook I won a couple years ago at a Brighton Geek Christmas dinner. The hefty book has proven unexpectedly full of good tips and recipes. The cake itself is one of those seemingly sophisticated but actually effortless numbers: a quick, delicate sponge, sliced in two and sandwiched with a rich mousse. Throw a bit of ganache on top and voila!

I couldn't find an online version of the recipe but this one approximates it pretty well. It went down a treat and is definitely a keeper.