Making: The boyfriend’s Birthday Cake

My boyfriend loves a good chocolate dessert and for his birthday, I decided to make him this decadent hazelnut chocolate entremet which I call, Hazelnut Lover. It has layers of chocolate flourless sponge, crispy wafers, hazelnut creamy, creme brulee and a 70% chocolate mousse.

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Due to the freezing time required, I spent about 3.5 days working on this cake. I started with the creme brulee and hazelnut filling first, and then made the flourless chocolate sponge smeared with crispy chocolate wafers. Lastly, I made the 70% chocolate mousse and the shiny glaze.

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For decorations, I piped some white chocolate love hearts to go around the outside of the cake for decoration. I also made a white chocolate Happy Birthday plaque to go on top of the cake.

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This wasn’t an overly difficult cake to make as all of the elements are fairly simple to create. The hardest part of this cake I think is handling the chocolate mousse. Due to the amount of eggs in this recipe as well as the high 70% cocoa content of the mousse, it was quite resistant and I had to work quite fast before the mousse started to set.

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It was an enjoyable experience making this cake and I’m glad that my boyfriend and his family liked it – his mum even went for seconds! The layers of the cake go really well together and it was a crowd pleaser. Definitely a favourite for those who love decadent chocolate desserts.

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One thought on “Making: The boyfriend’s Birthday Cake

  1. Oh wow your boyfriend is so lucky to have you! I love your blog, your posts are beautiful! I just followed you, it would be great if we can support each other 🙂 I am so glad I got to discover you ❤

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