Hazelnut meringue chocolate mousse cake

Hazelnut meringue chocolate mousse cake

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Serves
14-16
Photographer
Mark Roper

As this cake contains no flour, it is ideal for Passover. To make this dessert parve, cream may be substituted with non-dairy cream, and milk with soy milk or apple juice.

Meringue

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
6 egg whites
2 cup sugar
300g roasted hazelnuts
500ml cream
80g packet instant vanilla pudding
1 cup milk or soy milk or apple juice

Mousse

Quantity Ingredient
4 eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar
300g dark chocolate
2 tablespoons instant coffee
3 tablespoons cocoa
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup cognac
grated chocolate and crushed hazelnuts, for decorating

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 120°C. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. To make the meringue, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and then gradually add sugar until well combined. Then load the whites into a piping bag. Pipe small rosettes onto the baking trays and bake for 3 hours. Allow to cool.
  3. Skin the hazelnuts and coarsely chop them. Beat cream, vanilla pudding and milk until thick. Crush the meringues and add them to the cream mixture with the hazelnuts. Pour the mixture into a 28 cm springform cake tin and freeze for a few hours or overnight.
  4. To make the mousse, beat the whites until they form stiff peaks, and then gradually add sugar until well combined. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a small saucepan placed in a larger saucepan of boiling water.
  5. Mix the coffee, cocoa, water and cognac, then pour into the chocolate, mixing well. Add the egg yolks, stirring continuously and fold in the egg whites. Pour the mousse over the meringue mixture in the cake tin. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.
  6. Decorate with grated chocolate and crushed hazelnuts and serve frozen, or defrost and serve cold.
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