Peanut Butter and Nutella Chocolate Mousse

October 11, 2014 at 3:38 am

Peanut Butter and Nutella Chocolate Mousse

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate ripple biscuits
  • 1/2 cup macadamias
  • 60g melted butter
  • 70g dark chocolate, chopped.
  • 65g peanut butter
  • 65g Nutella
  • 225ml Milk
  • 150ml cream
  • 2 eggs

METHOD

1. BASE 1 1/2 Cups chocolate ripple biscuits, crumbed 1/2 cup macadamias, ground in food processor 60 g melted butter

2. For mousse 70 g dark chocolate, chopped 65 g peanut butter 65g nutella 225ml milk 150ml cream 2 eggs (I made I mini springform pan and 8 x 1/2 cup capacity muffin tray cases).

3. Prepare base ingredients and press into cupcake patty cases in muffin trays and mini springform pan. You can make all cupcake sizes if you prefer. Refrigerate for 15 minutes until firm.

4. Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees celsius.

5. Place peanut butter, nutella and chopped chocolate in a bowl and set aside.

6. On low heat place cream and milk in a small saucepan and bring to just below boiling point.

7. Pour cream over, peanut butter, nutella and chocolate and stir until smooth and melted.

8. Add eggs one at a time whisking gently until well combined.

9. Pour mousse into pre-prepared cases/pans.

10. Bake for 10 minutes for the cupcake size and 15 minutes if making the mini spring-form pans. You will know they are ready when they are JUST beginning to set.

11. Remove from oven to cool completely.

12. Serve with a dollop of thickened cream and fresh fruit or chocolate shavings.

Note: I like to serve mine chilled but room temperature would be okay if that is what you would prefer. Enjoy!

Vitarium Triple Chocolate layer cake with Natvia

February 26, 2014 at 7:12 am

Vitarium Triple Chocolate layer cake

INGREDIENTS for cake part

  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1/3 cup Vitarium chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons Natvia
  • 60g butter, melted
  • 125 g 70% cocoa dark chocolate, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt

METHOD

1. Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees celsius. Line a 25cm springform pan with baking paper on the base and spray the sides with olive oil.

2. In a small saucepan melt butter and chocolate on low heat until silky. Remove from heat.

3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. Put the mix in the prepared pan and smooth the surface. This is a thicker style batter but that is fine. Cook for 25 – 30 mins or until the skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Wait until cake cools slightly then take it out and with a serrated knife smooth out the top layer so it is even then put back into the springfrom pan.

INGREDIENTS for cheesecake part:

  • 250 g packet Philladelphia Cream cheese at room temperature
  • 300ml thickened cream whipped to stiff peaks, set aside
  • 2 tablespoons Natvia
  • 2 tablespoon Vitarium Chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp gelatine dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water (dissolved and cooled)

4. In a mixer whip cream with Natvia and Vitarium chocolate and set aside.

5. Beat the cream cheese with vanilla. Add the cream and dissolved, cooled gelatine.

6. Beat on low for 2 minutes.

7. Spread the cheesecake layer on top of the slightly cooled cake in the spring form pan. Place in  fridge until the mousse component is ready.

INGREDIENTS for mousse

  • 200g 70% Cocoa dark Chocolate (or sugar free chocolate)
  • 20g butter
  • 1 tablespoon Vitarium Chocolate
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 250ml thickened cream

8. In a small saucepan on low heat, melt the butter and chocolate until smooth.  Add the egg yolks and beat in well with a wooden spoon. Set aside.

9. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks, add the Vitarium chocolate and whisk until stiff peaks. Set aside.

10. Whisk the cream until soft peaks form. Add the cream to the chocolate mixture.

11. Fold in the egg whites. Smooth the Chocolate mousse on top of the cheesecake layer. Place in the fridge overnight covered in cling wrap.

12. Serve with fresh fruit and/or whipped cream.

Enjoy!