The Vanessa – Chocolate, Coffee, Cookie Cake

#5 Vanessa My partner-in-crime and greatest supporter in life (apart from @nyoncat) likes: chocolate, coffee, my chocolate chip cookies, frozen cream and meringue. And if you put them all together, you get one sinfully decadent cake. Happy birthday Van, I’m naming this monster of a cake after you!

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Components:
Chocolate chip cookie base
Chocolate, coffee & Kahlua creamux
Chocolate cake
Crushed meringue
Chocolate mascarpone cream
Chocolate ganache glaze
Chocolate & Baileys cream filled choux
Mini cookies

Chocolate Mascarpone Cream
240ml – Whipping cream
240g – Dark chocolate (72% cocoa)
100g – Mascarpone

~ Bring the cream to a quick boil and take it off the heat. Pour it over the chopped chocolate and allow it to melt before stirring to combine completely. Place it in the fridge to cool it.
~ Once the chocolate ganache is cold, whisk it with mascarpone until the cream has thickened.

Chocolate Glaze
150g – Dark chocolate (72% cocoa)
150g – Double cream
1 tbspn – Corn syrup/ honey

~ Bring the cream and syrup to a quick boil and take it off the heat. Pour it over the chopped chocolate and allow it to melt before stirring to combine completely. Once it has cooled slightly (reached body temperature), pour it over the finished cake.

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