Thursday, 20 September 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake.


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."

31 comments:

  1. You did a great job. It looks great.

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    1. Thank you Heather. It did look rather great when I took it out.

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  2. Great looking slice with that honey roast peanuts topping! I like this!

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    1. It was. I usually find this sort of thing a bit too cloying but it was lighter than it looks.

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  4. Great job!!!! I will be making mine soon! It seems totally worth it even a bit late!

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    1. Yes, I think it's worth making when you get back.

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  5. Your cake turned out beautifully! Each layer looks spectacular :)

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    1. Thanks Becca. Your portion control method is very sensible!

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  6. Wishing I hadn't been lazy and had made the peanut topping, they look really yummy!

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    1. I just bought a packet of honey roast peanuts - easy! :-)

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  7. Oh. My. Goodness. That looks amazing!

    Rachel

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    1. Oh thank you. Thanks for dropping by. I loved your marmalade sandwiches post - beautiful!

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  8. I love seeing how different people's version of the same recipe comes out. Yours looks really lovely. I've tried joining the CSB before, but can't usually commit to a the specified recipe and don't really get on with US baking books.

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    1. Our first book was a US one with no conversions (whereas this one has both sets of instructions) and I found that persevering with it, made me find that I could convert recipes really easily which makes me more flexible now. I'm glad I did it but I am also hoping for a UK based book this time round.

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  9. That does look amazing! Well worth all the trouble. Ohhhhhh for a slice!

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    1. Tis good but I ate rather a lot of it and my jeans are feeling the strain.

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  10. Oh Lou this looks amazing & it sounds delicious! I know what my day off will be spent doing.

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  11. Your cake look gorgeous, a real centerpiece for a party.

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    1. Yes, I'd feel alright about bringing this to someone's house for dessert.

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  12. I wish I had added the peanuts to the top of my cake--they look so yummy!

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    1. I wish I had tried the salted peanuts on top - next time!

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  13. Your cake looks stunning and I love the diea of using honey roasted peanut on top. Bet that tasted wonderful!

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    1. Those big tubs of honey roasted peanuts and cashews you get in the shops around Christmastime are rather a temptation for me!

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  14. Your "cake" looks so rich and sinful!

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    1. I wouldn't ordinarily call this a cake either but yes, I'm glad I made it.

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  15. Looks gorgeous and sounds dreamy. Sweet and salty...yum.

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