Monday, April 7, 2014

Chocolate Mousse Cake 巧克力慕思蛋糕

I have quite long did not make a Birthday cake,. Sometime I just feel lazy to make one ^_^. Like my Birthday, I just bought one from outside. I made this cake for my son Lucas' Birthday, also last minute decided to make this simple chocolate mousse cake. I did not frost the whole cake, sometime I feel naked cake look pure and sexy, an excuse for a lazy mom like me,LOL.

Chocolate Mousse Cake 巧克力慕思蛋糕

To make chocolate sponge cake (refer to step by step recipe here)
*for a 6.5” round removable bottom pan (not a non-stick) 

3 egg yolks (A size)
15g caster sugar
35g corn oil
45g milk
15g cocoa powder
1/4tsp chocolate emulco,optional
50g cake flour 

3 egg whites (A size)
1/8tsp cream of Tartar
45g caster sugar 

  1. Lightly whisk egg yolk with sugar.
  2. Add in corn oil, stir to combine.
  3. Add in milk, stir to combine, then add in cocoa powder & chocolate emulco, mix well.
  4. Add in cake flour, mix well, set aside.
  5. Add cream of tartar into egg white, beat till foamy.
  6. Gradually add in sugar, beat till stiff peaks (十分发 / 硬性发泡) or close to stiff.
  7. Take 1/3 portion of egg white mixture and use hand whisk to mix with egg yolk mixture till light.
  8. Fold the balance of egg white mixture into egg yolk mixture using a spatula, combine well.
  9. Pour batter into the pan (do not need to line with baking paper and do not use a non-stick pan).
  10. Bake at pre-heated oven at 140c for 25mins (at lower rack), then increase to 170C and continue to bake for 25mins. Remove cake from oven and cool on a wire rack (prefer to invert the cake pan).
  11. Once cake is slightly cool down(10-15mins), remove cake from cake tin (use a think and flat spatula to run around the side and bottom of the cake pan) and let it cool completely on a wire rack.

To make chocolate mousse

50g UHT whipping cream

50g milk
1 egg yolk (A size), lightly stir well
150g chocolate
150g UHT whipping cream 


  1. Beat 150g whipping cream till stiff (over a bowl of iced water), keep in the fridge before use.
  2. Mix whipping cream and milk in a saucepan, cook it till hot.
  3. Remove saucepan and wait slightly warm, add in egg yolk, stir to mix well.
  4. Return saucepan to heat, stir to mix well.
  5. Melt chocolate over simmering water till melted. Add chocolate into milk mixture, cook over low heat till thicken.
  6. Wait till chocolate mixture cool down, mix in the whipped cream, stir to combine.
To assemble chocolate mousse cake – slice sponge cake into 3 pcs, equally divide chocolate mousse into 3 portions. Using a cake ring or removable bottom cake pan, place one piece of sponge cake then pour in chocolate mousse, repeat the rest till finished. Refrigerate for 4hrs or preferable overnight. Decorate the cake as per desired. Use a hot towel (or a hairdryer), wrap the cake pan, then remove the cake.

Chocolate mousse recipe adapted from Eileen, with minor changes, recipe by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover

This cake has rich chocolate taste, as for the mousse, like eating chocolate ice-cream, yum! For the chocolate, I used 3 difference type (from the leftover), chocolate bar (Meiji brand, dark chocolate and milk chocolate), and Hershey's semi-sweet chocolate chips..


Phong Hong said...! Sonia, I love your cake! Cantik leh! I agree, "naked" better because can see the layering :)

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...


Somewhere in Singapore said...

The cake is so nice, loves it so much...

Mel said...

Look simple yet it is presentable. Bet it taste good too. Happy Birthday to Lucas !

Li Shuan said...


Anne Regalado said...

Sonia , another gorgeous cake ! I love a naked cake , less work to do and yup , this cake looks sexy indeed :D Gorgeous photos as always !

Happy Birthday to Lucas !

Esther Lau said...

Happy Birthday to Lucas!
Like this simply yet beautiful birthday cake! :)

Jozelyn Ng said...

Your "naked" mousse cake don't really look naked to me, I like it...simple and beautifully presented. By the way, happy birthday to Lucas!

My Little Space said...

Yeah, I've to agree with you. Its a lazy mom project. haha.... Honestly, it looks awesome eventhough its naked.
Enjoy & have a great week ahead dear.
Blessings, Kristy

Victoria Bakes said...

what a marvellous cake!!!! i haven't had a decent chocolate mousse cake for eons! and i know yours will be good

Eileen Lee said...



May Law said...

美丽的蛋糕, 祝你家的Lucas生日快乐!

Cass @ 揾到食 said...


CaThY said...

Very pretty cake! Can I asked are you using dairy or non dairy whipped cream? =)

joceline lyn said...

我喜欢的蛋糕。。。。。。 嘻嘻嘻 。。

Little Corner of Mine said...

My girls would love this since they loved mousse. Yummy!

Ann Low said...

This chocolate cake is perfect for birthday. Happy Birthday to your Lucus boy :)

Ice Pandora said...

One word: STUUNNING!!
Happy birthday to your
son ^_^ Xx

nandoos Kitchen said...

yummy and tempting cake.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Lucas. The cake looks simply amazingly inviting.

Rosita Vargas said...

Maravilloso cake se ve delicioso y suave al paladar me encanta,abrazos

Jeannie Tay said...

Actually your cake doesn't look naked at all, love the simplicity of it! Looks so yummy!

Small Kucing said...

Am craving for a piece of that now. Looks ok to me la

Honey said...

Hi Sonia,

It looks delicious and it is a perfect cake for tea.

0620 said...

Agree with you, it looks so sexy :)

Sem said...

I think it looks rustic and beautiful. Now got idea to make a similar one for my kid's birthday in April and May:) Sigh , water rationing started this month in my area, so must use water sparingly and this cake is perfect.

Lite Home Bake said...

Your cake actually look pretty well dressed, no where near naked to me :)) Happy Birthday to your boy!

Fion@轩宏妈 said...

I love mousse,I love Chocolate,I love cake
This certainly is the perfect cake^^

Baby Sumo said...

Sonia, your "naked" cake is definitely sexy, I love the different layers.Very very nice. Happy belated birthday to your boy :)

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Happy belated birthday to Lucas! Though was a last minute thing to bake, this cake still looks very pretty to me!

Sissi said...

I love anything with chocolate mousse, but your cake is just beyond my imagination! I would probably eat half of it on my own.

Juliana said...

What a beautiful cake Sonia...I am sure that you son Lucas was very happy with it...
Thanks for the recipe....enjoy your week :D

suhaina aji said...

Cake looks super awesome. u have done a superb job. my belated birthday wishes to ur son.

Nadji K. said...

Un gâteau de grand chef. Bravo!!!
Bon anniversaire à ton fils.
A bientôt

Mich PieceofCake said...

I think it looks good not completely frosted! Happy birthday to Luke!

mui mui said...

This is indeed a lovely naked cake, ah Chi :D
Love the simple look and it is simply awesome.

Gloria said...

loved your cake...infact love all your bakes...looks so delish

温馨小屋 said...


valentina said...

Hi, Your cakes are all beautiful. I am looking for a chocolate cake with very shinning glaze, do you have that, thanks

Rachel Page said...

I've been wanting to try this for awhile - it's a great reminder and now it's back at the top of my creative culinary list ! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia, I used this mousse recipe for my daughter's birthday cake. May I know how long do I have to cook the chocolate? You mention "cook till thick" but what should be the correct consistency? I cooked for almost 30 to 45 mins and when I removed my pot, the chocolate clumps together into a ball. Did I overcook it? Kindly advise. Thanks and appreciate your help!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

anonymous, oh, you have over cooked the chocolate for too long. I have forgotten how long i cooked this chocolate, but i guess only few minutes, chocolate will harden once you let it cool down.

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