Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mousse Cake

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SERVES

8-10 people

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 crushed cookies (24, separated)
3 tbsp butter, melted

2 cups strawberries chopped
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp gelatine powder
2 cups whipping cream
2 tbsp icing sugar

8 strawberries
Melted dark chocolate
Melted white chocolate

500ml heavy cream
1 tsp corn syrup
454 g dark chocolate, very finely chopped

Whipped Cream

 

Directions

 

Chocolate covered strawberries are a classic indulgent treat for Valentines. We've turned this classic into a mousse cake with the same flavours we love.  This Chocolate covered strawberry mousse cake is perfect for valentines, galentines or even a date night!

  1. Mix together crushed cookies and butter until it becomes t wet sand-like texture. Press into the base of a lined springform pan.  Chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, puree strawberries an push through a fine sieve into a pot.  Add sugar and gelatine and cook both are dissolved. Remove and let cool completely.
  3. Whip cream with icing sugar until stiff peaks are formed.  Add 1 1/2 cups strawberry puree and fold through.
  4. Pour over the crust and smooth the top. Chill overnight to set
  5. Heat cream and corn syrup until steaming.  Pour over chocolate and let sit for 1 minute.  Stir to combine and be sure all chocolate is melted. Let cool to body temp.
  6. Remove cake from the tin and pour chocolate ganache in the centre and let it drip off the sides.
  7. Let chill for 30 minutes to set
  8. Remove from the fridge, pipe whipping cream and top each with a chocolate covered strawberry.
  9. Slice and enjoy!