2013-01-14

Easy Fudge Cake with Chocolate Mousse and Cigarillos





Happy New Year Everyone!! It’s still January isn’t it?
I wish to all of you all the happiness in the world, may this year be the happiest so far!
I’m feeling really positive this month (of course it’s January) but I was waiting for this year to come because in a few months I’ll go for vacations in Greece after 2 years of absence. I can’t wait, I’m thinking about it all the time and until then, I enjoy life in Canada!
So happy and sweet 2013 with this easy, decadent, rich fudge cake with silky chocolate mousse!

Ingredients (spring form 24 - 26 cm)  Idea from Taste of home

For the Fudge
2 cups chocolate chips in (1 cup = 250ml) 
113 g butter into pieces
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour 
a pinch of salt
For the chocolate mousse
3 cups of chocolate chips
2 cups heavy cream 35%
6 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons vanilla extract
14 to 16 chocolate cigarillos (same height as the cake)
White chocolate for decor

How to make

For the Fudge
Preheat the oven to 345F (175C)  degrees.
Grease with butter the spring form and place parchment on the bottom.
Using a double boiler melt 2 cups of the chocolate and butter. When melted, add both sugars and stir using a whisk. Remove from heat.
Let it cool a little and add the eggs one by one stirring well between additions. Add the vanilla, stir and add the flour and salt. Stir.
Add the batter to the spring form and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. The fudge is ready when you think that it is still a little liquid in the center.
Let it cool in the form for 10 minutes on a rack.
Remove the spring form and let it cool completely.
Cut the Fudge in half (you can use the upper cut for cake pops, trifle) .


For the chocolate mousse
Using a double boiler melt 1 cup of cream with chocolate chips, butter and vanilla. Stir and remove from heat. Let cool slightly.
Using an electric hand mixer whip the other cup of cream into whipped cream with soft peaks.
Fill one piping bag with the ¼ of the chocolate mixture. Set aside.
Take spoonfuls of chocolate mixture and spread on the fudge cake. A thin layer.
Combine the rest of the chocolate mixture with the whipped cream, folding gently to create a soft mousse.
Pour the mousse over the fudge cake, level the surface and chill for 3 hours.
Remove the spring form and stick the cigarillos on the sides of the cake. Using the piping back decorate the cake with the chocolate frosting. You can add some nuts if you want, I used hazelnuts.
Chill the ready cake for 1 hour before serving. 


Enjoy!!!

13 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you also. How exciting to go back to Greece this year. Fudge cake looks soooo yummy!

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  2. Happy New Year! The cake looks really delicious! I'm glad to hear you are going to Greece!

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  3. Hi Eri - we missed you!!! This cake looks decidedly decadent for my January diet!

    I'm so happy to hear that you'll be going home this year - your family will be thrilled to see how big your little boy has gotten!!

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  4. Oh wow..that cake look amazing and very delicious. i hope you enjoy going back to Greece. I Love the culture and of course cuisine!:))
    Have a wonderful week!!!

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  5. Happy New Year. How exciting to be going home for a holiday. You must be so excited. I love the look of this cake. It's so pretty with its layers and the chocolate sticks on the sides xx

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  6. Beautiful dessert, Eri, pure chocolatey temptation..I'm so happy for your trip back home,I can imagine the excitement!! The preparations will make winter fly!!XOXO

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  7. You are going back to Greece for holiday! Whoo hoo! You must be so excited. I'm thinking about going back to Japan for a month this summer for the first time. We go back just 2 weeks every year but it's never been enough. Are you going in summer or spring? Will we get to see your pictures? I hope so!! What a beautiful cake to start a new year!

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  8. Happy new year as well. That cake looks fun to make, love those edges

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  9. Oh my Eri, now you've really done it! Totally enticed me off of my low fat regime! This looks totally amazing! Hope you're doing well!

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  10. Happy New Year! Yes, it's still Jan and I welcome all the warm wishes. I mean, who doesn't? :) This looks divine and I'm sure it taste wonderful as well. Those chocolate cigarillos are my kids' favorite. I'm sure they'll be excited if I make this cake for them.

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  11. Happy new year to all of you!
    This cake is so delicious!
    Thank you.kalimera from the sunny Crete-Greece

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  12. It sounds really good !!
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