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Chocolate and mango mousse cake with sesame brittle and caramelised chilli mango

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Ingredients

For the mousse cake

For the sesame brittle

For the caramelised chilli mango

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

  2. For the mousse cake, place the eggs, flour, sugar, cocoa powder and chilli into a food processor and blend to combine.

  3. Lightly grease a 6cm/2½in chefs' ring and place onto a non-stick baking sheet. Place the sliced mango into the base of the ring, top with the chocolate mousse mixture and smooth the top using the back of a spoon.

  4. Transfer to the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

  5. Remove the cake from the oven and place the ring onto a serving plate. Warm the outside of the ring with a mini-blowtorch to loosen it, then remove it and dust the cake with cocoa powder.

  6. For the sesame brittle, gently melt the sugar in a frying pan until golden-brown and completely melted.

  7. Pour the hot caramel onto a non-stick baking sheet, sprinkle over the sesame seeds and leave to cool for a few minutes. Cut out a small disc of sesame brittle using a metal pastry cutter.

  8. For the caramelised chilli mango, place the sliced mango onto a baking sheet, sprinkle with the chopped chilli and dust heavily with icing sugar. Using a mini-blowtorch, caramelise the mango all over.

  9. To serve, place the caramelised chilli mango onto a serving plate with the chocolate and mango mousse cake. Serve with the sesame brittle and pour over some double cream.

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Caramelising sugar with a blow torch