Chocolate mousse cake by William Drabble

In her interview with us Carina Heimberg mentioned her favourite chocolate dessert - William Drabble’s chocolate mousse cake. He agreed to share his recipe with us.

250g cocoa powder
300g Cacao Barry Extra-Bitter Guayaquil chocolate 64%
600g butter

Melt all together

16 Eggs
400g sugar

Make a sabayon

Pour onto the chocolate/butter mixture and combine

Fold in
1pint semi-whipped double cream

Have three chocolate sponges (20 x 40) ready
One for the bottom, one for the middle and one for the top.

Put a frame on top on the first sponge, fill to the top with half of the chocolate mousse, and set the next sponge on top.  Put a frame on top on the second sponge and fill to the top with the rest of the chocolate mousse. Set the last sponge on top.
Let the chocolate mousse cake set. Finish the next day with a chocolate glaze.