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Milk Chocolate Mousse Cake

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Mike Terry created this Milk Chocolate Mousse Cake recipe in the second season of TLC's 'Ultimate Cake Off'.

Mike Terry created this Milk Chocolate Mousse Cake recipe in the second season of TLC's 'Ultimate Cake Off'.

Ingredients

6 cups granulated sugar
5 cups cake flour
2 1/2 oz salt
5 Tbs. baking powder
2 1/2 cups Fluid Flex (high ratio shortening)
2 cups, 4 oz milk
1 oz real vanilla
1/5 tsp vanilla bean
3 cups, 4 oz eggs
12 oz milk
5 oz milk chocolate
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cups Simple Syrup*
3 pints heavy cream (at least 36% butterfat)
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup shortening
1/2 Tbs. real vanilla
1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 lbs. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp salt

*Simply Syrup: 2 cups of water, 10 oz of granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of light corn syrup. Bring to a boil and let cool. Now ready to use.

Preparation

  1. Mix first 7 ingredients on low speed for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add eggs and mix on medium speed for 7-8 minutes. Scrape bowl.
  3. Add last Milk and mix on medium speed for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Bake at 370° F until done.
  5. Cut chocolates into small pieces and melt in a double boiler heat to about 110°. Do not over heat.
  6. Remove chocolate from heat and stir in Simple Syrup.
  7. Whip the cream until it becomes thickened. Place a small amount of whipped cream in a bowl and quickly fold in the chocolate. DO NOT use a whisk.
  8. Slowly add the rest of the cream. Stir until you reach the desired thickness.
  9. Blend the powdered sugar, salt, vanilla and milk to a smooth stiff paste.
  10. Add shortening and butter.
  11. Mix until all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.

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