Walnut Caramel Mirror Cake - Easy Recipes

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Walnut Caramel Mirror Cake


I have always loved the combination between caramel walnuts and chocolate and here we are with an elegant dessert with a caramel mirror glaze perfect for upcoming Easter holiday.  Walnut cake at the bottom, followed by a semisweet chocolate layer, caramelized toasted nuts cream and a mascarpone and coffee mousse on top. Everything coated with a caramel mirror glaze and decorated with a chocolate golden flower for o more elegant look.

Ingredients

  • Makes about 16 servings
  • Walnut Cake
  • 2 egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup (70g) sugar
  • 2/3 cup (70g) walnuts, ground
  • 2 tbsp (20g) all-purpose flour
  • Chocolate Layer
  • 5.5 oz (150g) semisweet chocolate
  • 3 tbsp (45ml) whipping cream
  • Walnut Caramel Layer
  • 1/3 cup (70g) sugar, for caramel
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) water
  • 2/3 cup (70g) walnuts, toasted, cut into smaller peices
  • 5 tbsp (70g) butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp (45g) sugar, for mixing with yolks
  • pinch of salt
  • Mascarpone Mousse
  • 16 0z (500g) mascarpone, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (80g) powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup (360g) whipping cream (35% fat), chilled
  • 1 tbsp (10g) gelatin powder
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) cold water
  • 2 tsp (4g) instant coffee
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • Caramel Mirror Glaze
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) lemon juice or water
  • 3.5 fl oz (100ml) water
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) salt
  • 2 tbsp (16g) cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) water, for mixing with cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp (10g) gelatin powder
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) cold water, for dissolving gelatin
  • Chocolate Flower
  • 2.5 oz (70g) semisweet chocolate, for melting
  • 1 oz (30g) semisweet chocolate, for tempering
  • golden powder, optional
  • chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Prepare walnut cake. Preheat oven to 325F (160C). Grease and line with parchment paper a 8 ½ inch (21cm) pan. Separate egg whites from the yolks. Add a pinch of salt over the whites and start mixing until foamy. Gradually add sugar and mix until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in ground walnuts and flour. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  2. Full instructions visit @homecookingadventure

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