Chocolate & Hazelnut Yoghurt Mousse Cake

Simple, light and no need for cooking, this mousse-style cake will be an instant hit.

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Chocolate & Hazelnut Yoghurt Mousse Cake

Simple, light and no need for cooking, this mousse-style cake will be an instant hit.

  • 6hr 30min Total Time
  • 12 Slices Servings

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil, for greasing

For the base

  • 250g Medjool dates, stones removed
  • 50g rolled oats
  • 150g cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

For the chocolate mousse

  • 4 sheets leaf gelatine
  • 300g double cream
  • 100g full-fat Greek yoghurt
  • 400g tub Betty Crocker™ Creamy Deluxe™ Chocolate & Hazelnut Flavoured Frosting

For the chocolate ganache and topping

  • 100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 100ml double cream
  • 50g pistachios, chopped

Instructions Hide Images

Grease a 23cm spring form pan and line the base and side with baking paper. To make the base, put the dates, oats, nuts and cocoa powder into a food processor and pulse until finely ground and starting to stick together; about 2-3 minutes. Press the mixture evenly into the base of the pan, making sure to press down firmly.

To make the mousse, soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for 5 minutes, then squeeze out the excess water. Place the soaked leaves in a pan and, over a very low heat, melt slowly. Meanwhile, whisk the double cream in a large bowl with an electric hand-held mixer or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment until stiff peaks form. Whisk the yoghurt, frosting and gelatine together in a separate bowl, then gently fold into the cream, until fully combined. Spread the mousse evenly over the top of the base layer. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

To make the chocolate ganache, put the chocolate and cream in a small heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Heat until the chocolate has melted, then stir to combine with the cream. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes, then pour over the top of the mousse. Sprinkle over the pistachios over the top, then chill in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight. Remove from the pan and slice to serve.

Expert Tips

Decorate with fresh fruit instead of nuts. Raspberries would work very well.

To make slicing the cake easier, dip a thin bladed knife in hot water and wipe dry, then use to slice the cake.

When melting the gelatine do not let the mixture boil as this can prevent a good set being achieved.

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