Most of the time I bake rather impromptu, on a weekend morning I will flip thru the recipe books I have or blog-hop then it will strike me that I will bake this so I’m quite well stock on the basic ingredients. Sis only told me to bake a cake on Thursday and I din decide what to bake till last night that is – Chocolate Banana Cake. Oh well, the bunch of bananas sure din wait for me to use them and turn soggy the next day so I change it to Chocolate Mousse Peach Cake. The sponge cake was baked using the PH Chocolate Sponge Cake Mix, hm … I dunno why I bought that packet. It was just adding eggs and water to the dry mixture and whipped till ribbon stage, which is like 8 mins on high speed. I first pour a little to the melted butter, fold in before adding back to the mixture and give a few fold. I thought this method is much easier and faster. I dun quite like the sponge cake texture thou.
Using a lazy susan, it’s also pretty easy to slice the cake into half and it was a flat top! I was following the new video CD that I recently bought from Taiwan. I initially wanted to slice into 3 layers but the cake doesn’t look tall enough to do so. The next step is to prepare the mousse which require a fair bit of ingredients and in different steps but I’m glad that all went well! I used a non-dairy whipped cream for the mousse so it tasted quite light, it’s really yummy!
I only realise I shld have slice the cake into 3 when I try to stack the cake! The first layer was a little heavy so some of the mousse came oozing out from the sides 😛 As expected, I left over with lots of mousse and so I cover the side and top with it too, the inital plan is to do a chocolate ganache. It’s actually the first time I’m preparing Chocolate Ganache and it’s definitely manageable, another attempt done! I leave the ganache to cool off before pouring over the cake, the idea is to leave the chocolate dropping down. Unfortunately I didn’t have a very smooth chocolate top and is wondering why? It doesn’t help that I’m nursing a migraine so all I want is to quickly get over it. I added silver dragees and 2 hearts in the middle, it’s all over!