Food Thoughts has been working with Great British Chefs, the team of top chefs and food bloggers behind the fastest growing food website in the UK including Richard Corrigan, Peter Gordan and Marcus Wareing. This recipe was created by Rukmini Iyer.
“This cake – as with so many interesting dishes – came about as the result of a happy culinary accident. I had grand plans for it to become a dark, towering, glossy affair, referencing the cake that Bruce Bogtrotter manfully chomps his way through in Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’. But, with the chocolate, double cream and lime poised by the stove and ready to turn into a deep, rich ganache, I spotted a couple of spare eggs, and started to think – what the hay, I always make lime ganache – but what about a chocolate mousse? So, with a little trial and error, this home-made and infinitely more grown up version of a Sara Lee gateaux emerged instead. Despite its beguilingly light and airy look, you’ll find the cake quite rich – one to serve in delicate slivers rather than big wodges.