Eight-Texture Chocolate Cake

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Complex

Appears in

Quay

By Peter Gilmore

Published 2010

  • About

I have been making a version of this chocolate cake for about 15 years now. It started as a simple four-layer cake containing a chocolate base, mousse, ice cream and dark chocolate cocoa. At De Beers it became a five-texture cake and a signature dessert. This year I celebrated my eighth anniversary at Quay, so I decided to make the cake an eight-textured experience. The combination is now more complex, with a fantastic interplay of temperatures and textures. The flavour components of the ca