About this recipe:This is a rich, dense, chocolate mousse cake which is meant to be served chilled. A thin slice of this is all one needs, and is pure heaven. You can serve alongside some fresh berries with a bit of whipped cream. Since it is chilled and made ahead of time, it is perfect for dinner parties.
4 eggs, separated
4 tablespoons caster sugar
3 tablespoons plain flour
1 tablespoon rum
200g plain chocolate
4 tablespoons milk
100g butter, cubed
1 pinch of salt
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:35min › Ready in:45min
Line a 450g loaf tin with aluminium foil and fill a larger dish with water to make a double boiler. Preheat the oven to 150 C / Gas 2 and leave the tin in the dish with water in the oven.
In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until white, then add the flour and rum.
In a saucepan, melt the chocolate in the milk over low heat then add the butter. Remove from heat, add to the egg mixture and stir.
In a bowl, add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk the egg whites until stiff, then add and gently stir into the chocolate mixture.
Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 35 minutes (I put something heavy on top of the loaf pan to prevent it from moving in the water pan while cooking).
Once cooked, remove the tin and dish from the oven and leave in the water bath to cool. Once cool, then refrigerate for several hours before devouring it!