Walnut Caramel Mirror Cake

Walnut Caramel Mirror Cake – 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.


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 (180g) 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

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