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PotatoHouse Jun 5, 2013 04:23 PM

I came across this picture while watching my screensaver program slide through the major amount of food pics I downloaded last week and instantly fell into glutenous envy! Can anybody tell me what it is called so I can find a recipe and make one?

 
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  1. carolinadawg RE: PotatoHouse Jun 5, 2013 05:05 PM

    Chocolate Mousse Cake

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      HillJ RE: PotatoHouse Jun 5, 2013 05:19 PM

      Something like a ganache mousse torte which is made with a moist sponge cake layered with rich dark chocolate ganache and chocolate mousse.

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        Just Visiting RE: PotatoHouse Jun 5, 2013 06:50 PM

        Using google image search, I came up with this bakery, which is apparently using a stock image on its website (shades of Amy's Baking Company!).

        http://chocolate-temptation.com/

        Nothing on their menu matches that image.

        I agree that one layer is mousse and the frosting is ganache.

        1. goodhealthgourmet RE: PotatoHouse Jun 5, 2013 07:47 PM

          Based on the textural appearance of the lower/lighter part & the fact that the cake only has 2 layers, I'm going to be the voice of dissent here and say that it's a chocolate mousse cheesecake.

          Google image search for comparison:
          http://tiny.cc/6nk8xw

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            HillJ RE: goodhealthgourmet Jun 5, 2013 07:50 PM

            Tricky white layer and it's that white layer that seemed a bit too dry to be cheesecake, but I wondered about a cheesecake layer as well.

          2. PotatoHouse RE: PotatoHouse Jun 6, 2013 03:20 AM

            If it helps, here is a link the original bigger capture pic. I was thinking that the top layer looked like a caramel but I could be wrong.

            http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t9...

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              klyeoh RE: PotatoHouse Jun 6, 2013 05:06 AM

              Could it be an inventive ganache-covered non-bake chocolate tart (with a thick biscuit base)? For e.g., a variation on this:

              http://recipes.coles.com.au/recipes/2...

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                goodhealthgourmet RE: PotatoHouse Jun 6, 2013 08:03 AM

                Ahh, *much* easier to see the detail now! Forget what I said about cheesecake - klyeoh is right, it's obviously "Millionaire Shortbread" in tart form: http://tiny.cc/lei9xw

                Some recipes:
                http://whyiamnotskinny.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/home-made-christmas-gifts-millionaires-shortbread/
                http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/salted_caramel_39300
                http://www.joyofbaking.com/Millionaire'sShorbreadBars.html
                http://mycookingrecipes.com/rich-choc...

              2. ipsedixit RE: PotatoHouse Jun 6, 2013 08:07 AM

                It's a Unicorn Cake.

                Just some sort of clay and Styrofoam "foodequin" ginned up for purposes of a photo-op.

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                  ricepad RE: PotatoHouse Jun 6, 2013 11:39 AM

                  I bet you can get it at Amy's Baking Company.

                  1. jrvedivici RE: PotatoHouse Jun 6, 2013 12:20 PM

                    I think that's called a cake !

                    (more specifically and as previously mentioned by others, cake of the mousse variety it would seem)

                    1. KaimukiMan RE: PotatoHouse Jun 6, 2013 12:48 PM

                      I don't have any idea what it is, but once someone figures it out I WANT SOME

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