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Chocolate mice cakes

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Chocolate mice cakes

Method

For the cake layer

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (356ο F) set to fan.
  • Butter and flour with cocoa powder a 25Χ35 cm baking pan, and set it aside. You want the pan's height to be at least 5-6 cm.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, beat the eggs and the sugar with the whisk attachment at high speed, until fluffy, for about 3-5 minutes.
  • While you are beating the eggs, in a bowl mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt, with a spoon.
  • Lower the speed, add the sunflower oil, and beat for 1 minute, until it is homogenized with the rest of the mixture.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and add in the solid ingredients of the other bowl.
  • Mix softly with a silicone spatula, until there is a fluffy mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking pan and with a spatula, straighten it so that it is spread evenly onto the pan’s surface.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and set on a rack to cool completely. Do not take the cake out of the baking pan.

For the mousse

  • In a mixer’s bowl, beat the dairy-free heavy cream, chocolate praline, and salt with the whisk attachment at medium speed, for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then, increase the speed and beat for 2-3 more minutes, until your mixture has a whipped cream texture.
  • With a spoon, fill the special cases (egg) with the mousse, and place it in the freezer until needed.
  • Pour the remaining mousse over the cake, and spread it evenly with a curved spatula.
  • Place it in the freezer for 1 hour, so that the mousse thickens.

For the ganache

  • Cut the chocolate into 1 cm pieces and add them into a plastic jug or into a container that allows you to pour the ganache easily.
  • Add the heavy cream and the glucose syrup into a pot over medium heat.
  • Mix with a hand whisk and allow some time for the cream to start boiling.
  • Pour the mixture into the bowl with the chocolate, and mix with a spatula until there is a silky and shiny ganache.

To assemble

  • Remove the baking pan and the special egg cases from the freezer.
  • With some parchment paper, remove the cake layer from the baking pan, and then carefully remove the parchment paper.
  • With a knife that you each time place into boiling water and then drying it well, cut 5 mm around your cake, in order to completely straighten its sides. Each time you cut one side, dip the knife into the hot water, dry it, and then cut the next side.
  • Cut the remaining cake into 8 rectangles, by following the same process.
  • Take the mousse out of the egg cases and place it onto each rectangle piece.
  • Transfer each piece onto a roasting pan with a rack, by leaving a gap between them.
  • Place a baking pan under the rack, in order to collect the excess ganache.
  • With a jug or a ladle, cover each piece with the ganache and transfer the rack along with the pan into the refrigerator, where you set them for at least 1 hour to thicken.

For the decoration

  • Cut the chocolate into pieces and add it to a food processor.
  • Beat for 4-5 minutes, until the chocolate slightly melts and has a modeling clay-like texture.
  • Shape elongated 1 cm pieces for the tail and round ones for the ears.  
  • Decorate your mice with the pieces, and then you are ready to serve them after painting their eyes with a toothpick dipped into white chocolate.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

1051
Calories (kcal)
53 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

75.0
Total Fat (g)
107 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

25.0
Saturated Fat (g)
125 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

73.0
Total Carbs (g)
28 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

58.0
Sugars (g)
64 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

17.0
Protein (g)
34 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

8.3
Fibre (g)
33 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.59
Sodium (g)
10 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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