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Chocolate Mousse Cake



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  • 100 grams pumpkin seeds
  • 250 grams dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 150 grams coconut oil
  • 8 Eggs, separated
  • 150 grams honey
  • 50 grams Mesquite Powder

Recipe's preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease a 24cm springform tin. If you don't have a springform tin, a 24cm pie dish will do just fine - but be prepared that the first slice might be tricky to get out in one piece.

  2. Bowl #1: Weigh in the pumpkin seeds, mill on speed 8 for 20 seconds. Set aside.
    (If you don't have a 2nd bowl, see notes below)

  3. Bowl #1: Weigh the chocolate in, chop for 3 seconds on speed 8.

  4. Bowl #1: Add in the coconut oil and melt with the chocolate for 3-5mins, 60 degrees, speed 2. Set aside. Don't bother rinsing it - not necessary, and we love to minimise washing! tmrc_emoticons.)

  5. Bowl #2: Insert butterfly and 8 egg whites. Whip on speed 4 until stiff (about 2 mins, maybe 2:30).

  6. Bowl #1: Remove the butterfly from bowl 2 and insert into bowl 1 (or use your 2nd butterfly... but using the same one minimises washing!). Add egg yolks, honey and mesquite powder. Mix for 1 minute on speed 4.

  7. Bowl #1: Add melted chocolate mix and pumpkin seeds. Mix (with the butterfly still in) on speed 3 for 30 seconds.

  8. Bowl #1: Add beaten egg whites and fold for 15 seconds on speed 2.

  9. Pull the butterfly out, and pour mix into greased cake tin. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until set about 1/3 of the way in.

  10. Leave the cake in the oven to cool, with the door cracked open (you can leave it to cool overnight to avoid the I-want-to-use-my-oven dilemma). Once the cake reaches room temperature, put it in the fridge for a couple of hours. Serve cold.


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This is a really good two bowl recipe. If you don't have a 2nd bowl and blade set, don't dismay! Just do the egg whites first (because you need a perfectly clean and dry bowl for those), set them aside, clean your bowl, and continue with the rest of the recipe.

COOL THE CAKE COMPLETELY, and then cool it some more. If you don't, you'll pull the first slice out and chocolate mousse lava will pour out into the empty spot - you'll be left with a very flat cake. You can always cool it in the oven overnight, with the door cracked, then an hr or two in the fridge in the morning. If you want a 'choc pot' kind of thing with a molten centre, you can bake this for 15-20mins in individual ramekins and eat them hot.

I know someone will probably ask if you can make this without mesquite powder... I don't know, but probably! Replace it with 50g more of honey, but you'll probably want to reduce the coconut oil by about 30-50g. Give it a go, no harm in trying!

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  • Mesquite powder is a

    Submitted by NicRev on 28. July 2013 - 20:31.

    Mesquite powder is a superfood powder that has a caramel like flavour and is a substitute for some flour in recipes and ads a delicious flavour tmrc_emoticons.) buy it at good health food or natural food markets or buy online 

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  • What is mesquite powder, what

    Submitted by MrsShieldsy on 23. August 2012 - 23:30.

    What is mesquite powder, what purpose does it serve and where do you get it?

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