Chocolate Mousse Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

Chocolate Mousse Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

Caramel
400 g sugar
1 cup cream
165 g butter, salted
1 tbs golden syrup (optional)

Crust
200 g plain (Nice) biscuits
1,5 tbs cocoa
1 tbs icing sugar (or use 200g chocolate biscuits)
125 g melted butter

Chocolate mousse
400 g dark chocolate (65% )
400 ml thickened cream (35%)
2 tbs icing sugar
2 sheets gelatine

Method

Caramel

Place sugar into a heavy bottom pan, place on high heat. When it starts melting, shake and swirl pan until caramel forms.

Once golden brown, place butter and cream inside and carefully mix until all melted and smooth. Cook for another 5 min. Let it cool completely and thicken.

Crust

Place biscuits into food processor. Process until fine crumbs form. Add other ingredients and pulse until incorporated. Replace it into a 22 cm spring form; press crumbs with spoon moulding a 'pie' crust. Refrigerate.

Mousse

Heat cream, sugar and chocolate pieces, mixing until melted and smooth. Place gelatin sheets into cold water for 5 min. Take it out, squeeze excess water and replace it into melted chocolate mixture. Mix well. Let it cool.

Assembling

Take crust out of fridge; pour 1/3 of caramel on it. Refrigerate for another 10 minutes, then place chocolate mousse on it and then another 1/3 of caramel on top. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before slicing it with warmed knife.