I am pretty sure that it is the law that you have to eat cake on your birthday so for Greg's birthday I decided to make chocolate mousse cupcakes. I was going to make a whole chocolate mousse cake & cover it with ganache but was concerned about how we would go eating an entire cake so thought that cupcakes would be more manageable.
I made the chocolate cake recipe from The Joy of Vegan Baking which is ridiculously easy & also made the chocolate mousse recipe from the same book. I thought the mousse tasted a bit tofu-y to start with but added a bit of maple syrup & once it chilled for awhile didn't taste like tofu at all. I then just cut the tops off the cupcakes & scooped a little hole into each cake which I filled with mousse. The mousse didn't set as well as I had hoped so it came out the sides a bit once I put the tops back on. But after sitting the cakes in the fridge for a couple of hours the mousse set more. I had originally planned to make a ganache to cover each cake with, but had heaps of mousse left over so served the cakes topped with a dollop of mousse. These ended up being delicious, but verrrry rich.
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