How to Orange Muffin Chocolate Mousse Cake

This cake is an improvisation. And it turns out that orange, coffee n chocolate make a fantastic hookup! Tastes heavenly!

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How to Orange Muffin Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe
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Gather all ingredients for baking the muffin cake first. Preheat oven at 400 Fahrenheit  or 175-180 Celsius.

Gather all ingredients for baking the muffin cake first. Preheat oven at 400 Fahrenheit or 175-180 Celsius.

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Melt the butter

Melt the butter

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Crack eggs first into a bowl and add melted butter

Crack eggs first into a bowl and add melted butter

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Whisk until smooth. Then Take your 1st orange and grate it to get the zest. Add it to eggs n butter

Whisk until smooth. Then Take your 1st orange and grate it to get the zest. Add it to eggs n butter

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Juice other 2 oranges and Add it to batter. Mix

Juice other 2 oranges and Add it to batter. Mix

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Now add 3/4 cup sugar. Beat for a minute or two

Now add 3/4 cup sugar. Beat for a minute or two

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Add all the dry ingredients now I.e. Flour, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt

Add all the dry ingredients now I.e. Flour, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt

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Beat for a minute now to get a homogeneous batter

Beat for a minute now to get a homogeneous batter

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Grease n dust your pan

Grease n dust your pan

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Transfer batter to the pan

Transfer batter to the pan

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Pop it in the oven preheated at 400F or 200C for 20-30 minutes or until done when the toothpick comes out clean

Pop it in the oven preheated at 400F or 200C for 20-30 minutes or until done when the toothpick comes out clean

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Baked. A little over browned Cz I took it out a little late. but that won't matter since you're gonna cover it with mousse. Let it cool

Baked. A little over browned Cz I took it out a little late. but that won't matter since you're gonna cover it with mousse. Let it cool

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In the meanwhile, make your mousse. Get your stuff. Chocolate, eggs, sugar, salt. Quantity of each mentioned in the supplies section

In the meanwhile, make your mousse. Get your stuff. Chocolate, eggs, sugar, salt. Quantity of each mentioned in the supplies section

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Melt your chocolate chips over a pan of hot water aka tempering the chocolate. Butter is optional

Melt your chocolate chips over a pan of hot water aka tempering the chocolate. Butter is optional

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Should turn out smooth when kept stirring

Should turn out smooth when kept stirring

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Add a bit of dark chocolate if you want a bit more intense flavor. I like it intense

Add a bit of dark chocolate if you want a bit more intense flavor. I like it intense

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While your chocolate is tempering, whisk some coffee with 2 tsp coffee and 2tbsp water. Cz we are doin a chocolate coffeeish mousse

While your chocolate is tempering, whisk some coffee with 2 tsp coffee and 2tbsp water. Cz we are doin a chocolate coffeeish mousse

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Add it to the melted chocolate and immix properly. when it's done, nice n smooth, take it off the heat and let it cool a bit

Add it to the melted chocolate and immix properly. when it's done, nice n smooth, take it off the heat and let it cool a bit

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Now separate eggs carefully. Keep egg whites in separate bowl. And add egg yolks to the tempered chocolate one by one incorporating it quickly so the egg yolks don't scramble in the chocolate

Now separate eggs carefully. Keep egg whites in separate bowl. And add egg yolks to the tempered chocolate one by one incorporating it quickly so the egg yolks don't scramble in the chocolate

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Whisking in egg yolks transforms your tempered chocolate into silky and glistening

Whisking in egg yolks transforms your tempered chocolate into silky and glistening

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Now on to your egg whites. Whisk them. Make sure there ain't a single droplet of water in the bowl or on the equipment Cz that would ruin it

Now on to your egg whites. Whisk them. Make sure there ain't a single droplet of water in the bowl or on the equipment Cz that would ruin it

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Whisk until it forms peaks

Whisk until it forms peaks

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Stiff peaks

Stiff peaks

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Peaks so stiff that if you lift your bowl upside down over your head it won't fall

Peaks so stiff that if you lift your bowl upside down over your head it won't fall

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Carefully, add 1 spatula of egg whites to the chocolate melt. Fold in. Gently. Very gently

Carefully, add 1 spatula of egg whites to the chocolate melt. Fold in. Gently. Very gently

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Add the rest of the egg whites. Fold in again. Do NOT over mix or fold in too fast. Else the mousse won't be fluffy n light

Add the rest of the egg whites. Fold in again. Do NOT over mix or fold in too fast. Else the mousse won't be fluffy n light

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Your Mousse is done. This is a secret French chocolate mousse recipe I found which is a secret no more !

Your Mousse is done. This is a secret French chocolate mousse recipe I found which is a secret no more !

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Now make orange syrup to moisten the cake before putting on mousse. Juice 2 oranges again. Put it in a pan to heat up. Add sugar. Let it cook for few minutes

Now make orange syrup to moisten the cake before putting on mousse. Juice 2 oranges again. Put it in a pan to heat up. Add sugar. Let it cook for few minutes

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Lower the flame when it starts boiling. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more

Lower the flame when it starts boiling. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more

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Coming back to the cake. Poke holes in it with a fork to let the syrup absorb. Here I've poured syrup already n let it sit for few minutes to soak it all up

Coming back to the cake. Poke holes in it with a fork to let the syrup absorb. Here I've poured syrup already n let it sit for few minutes to soak it all up

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Now, the fun part. Smear chocolate coffee mousse generously

Now, the fun part. Smear chocolate coffee mousse generously

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I couldn't get strawberries but I had to use something red. Found pomegranates. Decorate as you like. I wanted to keep it simple

I couldn't get strawberries but I had to use something red. Found pomegranates. Decorate as you like. I wanted to keep it simple

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Take broken dark chocolate pieces. Set it however you like

Take broken dark chocolate pieces. Set it however you like

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Looks like some ancient ruins with treasure hidden beneath. And X marks the spot.. Dig in !

Looks like some ancient ruins with treasure hidden beneath. And X marks the spot.. Dig in !

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Done. Cool the cake in the fridge overnight or at least for few hours. Enjoy my bday cake. I like it minimally done yet classy. Make it on your bday or for any occasion. Make it with passion n love !

Done. Cool the cake in the fridge overnight or at least for few hours. Enjoy my bday cake. I like it minimally done yet classy. Make it on your bday or for any occasion. Make it with passion n love !

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Serve the remaining (if) chocolate mousse in glass. Ppl will love it!

Serve the remaining (if) chocolate mousse in glass. Ppl will love it!

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