This month the Cake Slice Bakers made the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake from Tish Boyle's The Cake Book. Now this recipe is a bit of a faff - you have to have plenty of time to make and chill each layer separately - but ultimately it is worth it.
The crunchy bottom layer is made with crushed wafer biscuits, a couple of tablespoons of cocoa powder and some melted butter. Next is a peanut butter mousse followed by a chocolate mousse. Topped with a dark chocolate glaze and then a generous sprinkling of honey roast peanuts.
I won't reproduce Tish Boyle's recipe but you can actually find quite a few adaptations on the net just by googling. Next time I make it, I'm going to put salted peanuts on top as I do love the sweet/salty contrast and this one really is very sweet so could be doing with the salt. It does take a while to make because you have to individually chill each layer but the length of time spent on actually making the layers is fairly minimal so if you are going to be in the house anyway and can do things in stages, you get a very impressive result for not too much effort.
This is our second last recipe from The Cake Book. We are busy voting for our next book choice. This means that for a short period we are open for new members who would like to join us in baking through our next cake book. Here is the info from Paloma if you wish to join in with our friendly group-
"Now for some exciting news! As this was our last cake from our current cake book, we are now opening up group to fellow cake baking enthusiasts who wish to bake with us for the upcoming year. Places are limited and you will need to buy a copy of the new cake book to participate, so dedicated bakers only please.
Anyone wishing to join us can email me at (love.for.coffee[AT]gmail.com) along with their name, blog name, blog URL and email address for details. Please put ‘New Cake Slice Member’in the subject box."