vit chokladmoussetarta
Vit Chokladmoussetarta
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Vit Chokladmoussetarta is a 3-layer Swedish cake that consists of almond paste and cocoa, white chocolate mousse and dark chocolate icing.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Swedish, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Author: Vera Abitbol
Ingredients
For almond paste
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • egg white
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
For the bottom layer
  • 2 eggs
  • Zest of a lemon
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Unsalted butter (for the mold)
For the white chocolate cream
  • 7 oz white chocolate
  • 3 egg yolks
  • cups whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons liqueur (e.g. Amaretto)
For the chocolate icing
  • 7 oz. milk chocolate
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water warm
Instructions
Almond paste
  1. Whisk the egg white until it becomes liquid and mix with almond extract.
  2. In a large container, combine the ground almonds and icing sugar.
  3. Stir one-third of egg white mixture to almond-sugar powder and mix with your fingertips.
  4. Gradually incorporate the remaining egg white until smooth and homogeneous.
Bottom layer
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In mixing bowl, whisk together the almond paste and eggs for one minute.
  3. Add the cocoa powder and lemon zest.
  4. Beat for 3 minutes.
  5. Pour the mixture into the buttered pan.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Set aside to cool completely.
White chocolate cream
  1. Melt white chocolate in a bain marie (water bath).
  2. Whip cream for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir chocolate in cream.
  4. Then add the egg yolks one at a time as well as the alcohol slowly after each egg yolk (do not put alcohol in one shot as it might make the cream collapse).
  5. Pour the cream on the baked and cooled cake and put the pan in the freezer for 5 hours.
Icing
  1. Melt chocolate and butter in a bain marie (water bath).
  2. Add the icing sugar.
  3. Mix well until homogeneous.
  4. Finally, add a tablespoon of water.
  5. Remove the cake from freezer, cover with the icing and return to freezer.
  6. This dessert will keep for several days in the freezer and can be prepared in advance.
  7. Take it out of the freezer 20 minutes before serving. It should be eaten cold.