Chocolate Mousse Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut flour recipes, easy dessert, family friendly recipe, gluten free low carb recipes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Chilling Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 428kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
A low carb chocolate mousse cake that is a delicious trio of chocolate. A dessert for celebrations, family gatherings and holidays.
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Ingredients

CAKE

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 5 eggs separated
  • 1/2 cup erythritol
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 5 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons rum (optional)

MOUSSE

  • 1.5 cups whipping cream
  • 1.25 cups chocolate chips semi sweet
  • 3 tablespoons rum (optional)

GANACHE TOPPING

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 0.5 cup chocolate chips semi sweet

Instructions

MAKING THE CAKE

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees
  • Grease and line an 8 inch springform cake tin with parchment paper
  • In a bowl, mix the butter and erythritol and blend well.
  • Add the egg yolks and coconut milk. Combine until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and whisk until smooth
  • In a bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff.  Fold into the cake mixture.
  • Spoon the cake mixture into the cake tin and smooth over evenly with a spoon. 
  • Bake for 30 minutes until firm.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool

MAKE THE MOUSSE

  • Melt the chocolate in a Bain Marie (or you could zap it in the microwave).
  • In another bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks
  • Fold the cream into the melted chocolate and mix gently.
  • Add the rum and stir.
  • Spoon over the cake sponge evenly.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours until firm.

MAKE THE GANACHE TOPPING

  • Make the ganache topping by bringing the cream to a boil in a pan. 
  • Break up the chocolate and place in a bowl.  
  • Pour the cream over the chocolate and whip until smooth.  
  • Let cool slightly and then slather over the chocolate mousse.
  • Return to the fridge and chill for at least an hour.

Notes

The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 35g | Fiber: 6g