Sunday, 5 May 2013

Fondant Cake


It was our 4th Wedding Anniversary on 4th May. I wanted to make a really special cake. Since I wanted to keep the decoration very simple I decided to go with Ganache. This cake is really rich & a tall cake. Well my USP is tall cakes. I love tall cakes coz you can get to taste a big chunk with various flavours. More over the tall cake looks very beautiful compared to the regular ones. Since I dint want too much of chocolate flavour I decided to add in Strawberry mousse filling in one of the layer (click for recipe Strawberry Puree).

All my Mousse cakes are egg less & I follow my never fail simple recipe. Although this is a 6 inch cake it can serve around 20 people. I must tell you that this cake is Incredible... its so tasty that you just cant eat just one piece. I swear I must have gained 2 inches in the last 2 days. I must have eaten at least half portion of entire cake. It is definitely a sinful indulgence. Well if this Sin is so delicious I don't mind to commit this sin again:) Well I had no intention to have any cake topper but since my hubby was in a conference call on 3rd night I decided to utilise this time to do some decor:) The figurine outcome is not so good & I really dint have the patience to do it well. It was already 12 in the night & I was just doing time pass with the fondant.

Making assembling & decoration this cake is a long process.  Beginners in Cake decoration might find it a lill difficult. I have tried my best to explain it in simple words. I hope you will try this & enjoy. BTW my 2 year old Toddler just loved this cake & I have posted a video of his:)

Step 1: Chocolate cake Recipe:


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa powder
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tspn Baking soda
  • 2  eggs
  • 70 gms Butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4  cup hot water
  • 1 Tspn Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 6-inch round baking pan.
  2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder in large bowl.
  3. Cream the Butter sugar with a electric beater.
  4. Add eggs one at a time and vanilla. Add in the dry ingredients & Mix the hot water. Beat this for another 2 minutes until the batter is smooth
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan & bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Now cut the cake into 3 layers & frost with chocolate mousse.
Note: This cake will turn out really tall about 6 inches.

Step 2: Chocolate Mousse Recipe
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Cup melted chocolate (Good quality semi sweet chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup Icing sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Gelatin or 1/2 Tbsp of agar agar (Mix this well in 1/2 cup of hot water)

  • Beat the whipping cream to soft peaks, fold in the melted chocolate & agar agar into it. Refrigerate it for about 1 hour until its all set.

Step3: Strawberry Mousse recipe
  • 1/4 cup of Strawberry Puree
  • 1 cup Heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Icing sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Gelatin or 1/2 Tbsp of agar agar (Mix this well in 1/2 cup of hot water)

  • Beat the whipping cream to soft peaks, fold in the Strawberry Puree & agar agar into it. Refrigerate it for about 1 hour until its all set.

Step 4: Chocolate Ganache:
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
  1. Bring heavy whipping cream to a rolling boil & turn off the stove.
  2. Add in the chocolate chips & butter to the cream mixture. Let it rest for 5 -10 mins.
  3. Once the chocolate chips are melted well stir it well with a spoon or a whisk.
  4. Allow it to cool in room temperature for about 8 hours or Just refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Now the consistency of Ganache will be right for frosting
Step 5:Assembling the cake:
  1. Cut each cake into 3 layers
  2. Fill each layer with 1 inch Mousee filling.  I used Chocolate mousse for one layer & Starwberry for another.
  3. In case you have extra mousee you can crumb coat the cake with it. Keep this in the freezer for abour 1/2 hour to set.
  4. Now remove & frost the cake with Ganache. Smoothen the Ganache well & again freeze it for 1/2 hour.
  5. Now you can decorate the cake with fondant or you can have it just like that
Step 6: Homemade Marshmallow fondant Recipe
· 250 gms Kraft Marshmallow
· 4- 6 cups icing sugar
· 2 tbsp water
· Green edible gel color
1.    In a microwave heat marshmallow with 2 tbsp of water for about 1 minute or 2, until its all melted.
2.  Remove the Marshmallow & add in icing sugar to it & make smooth dough. Add in any colour of your choice.
3.  Once the fondant is ready cover it with a zip lock bag & let it rest for at least 10 minutes. Now it is ready to use.


  1. wow... this looks so good... i've never tried my hand at fondant, would love to some day... the cake looks awesome, really... :)

    1. Thx Rafeeda. Mashmallow fondant is tastier than the regular one. When u make it at home it's easy to add in color

  2. Awesome Cake.You have a beautiful collection of recipes and especially i loved all your cake recipes. Happy to follow your site.

  3. Lovely creation....

  4. Hi Sheela, I tried your cake but substituted water with milk. The cake turned powdery n hard. Please suggest how to correct it. thanks.


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