I'm so excited today! I made this insanely good cake and can't wait to share it with you. It's actually pretty simple to bake. It has a chocolate and almond base with blueberry mousse topping. Make sure you make the cake the day before, to allow it to set in the fridge overnight. This is definitely my favourite cake and you can use whatever berries you like; raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, or mix different berries. The mousse is light and fresh and marries the the chocolate base, it's wonderful. My friends loved the cake and it disappeared very, very quickly:-)
Chocolate and Almond Base
75 grams dark chocolate
100 grams almond paste
2 egg yolks
2 egg whites
1/2 dl sugar (50ml)
1 1/2/ tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 vanilla pod
1 1/2 dl water (150ml)
1 dl sugar (100ml)
300 grams blueberries
5 gelatin leaves
4 dl double cream (400ml)
Pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees C.
Use a 24cm spring form. Cut and place oven paper at the bottom of the spring form. Grease the edges with butter.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over hot-water bath. Set aside to cool down.Grate the almond paste using a grater. Whisk almond paste and egg yolks into a cream. Add cocoa powder and blend well. Add the melted chocolate and combine.
Whisk egg whites into foam, add sugar while whisking until you have stiff peaks. Add a little bit at a time, to the chocolate batter and blend carefully.
Pour and spread the batter into your spring form and bake for about 15 minutes in the middle of the oven.
Let the base cool down completely.
For the mousse:
Place the gelatin leaves in cold water. Mix the berries. Whip the cream
Divide the vanilla pod, scrape out the vanilla seeds and place both the pod and the seeds in a saucepan. Add sugar and water and bring to boil until sugar dissolves. Remove the vanilla pod, add gelatin leaves and blend well. Add mixed berries and whipped cream and blend carefully.
Spread the blueberry mousse on top of the chocolate base and place in the fridge overnight to allow it to set.
Garnish with fresh berries, chocolate, almond flakes etc. before serving.