We're still celebrating Christmas with a black forest mousse cake. This cake takes full advantage of two of my favourite ingredients, chocolate and a variety of summer berries like blackberries, cherries and red currents. Whatever berries you can find in your fruit shop you can use in this recipe. The addition of a chocolate mousse layer, makes this a modern take on the traditional layer upon layer cherry torte that originated in Germany. You still get cake, cream and cherries, just in a new form.
To make, first bake a chocolate cake to use as the base. Once cooled, layer cherries that have been soaked in your favourite liquor on top, like brandy or kirsch (if you want to keep your cake a little more traditional). To finish, prepare the chocolate mousse and place over the top. Once set, remove from the fridge and decorate with a sprinkling of cocoa powder and more fresh berries for a decadent chocolate dessert any sweet tooth will savour! If your not finished celebrating the festive season like us, see full recipe below.