GUEST RECIPE: 3 layer overwatch mousse cake

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Kierpanda was foolish enough to give me control for a post…

So away with her easy-to-make, creative dishes – and in with this unnecessarily complicated, silly guest post!

This recipe creates two smooth, beautiful mousses that you can pipe into martini glasses, or put into a mold for a cake, or just eat it straight out of a bowl. No, I promise I didn’t do that… much.

Onto the recipe!

The cake is essentially 4 parts:

  1. Cake layer – use any cake you like. Store bought is okay, cakemix is okay, or brownies would be great too!
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    Making an orange sponge cake 😀
  2. White honey mousse
  3. Chocolate mousse
  4. Fondant decoration

The decoration on top is purely optional, so the steps for the logo is listed separately.

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Ingredients

Cake

  • 3 4inch round cakes, cut to about ½ in height each
    • For the purpose of this recipe we are omitting the details for the cake part. Just follow your favorite box mix recipe, brownie recipe, or use store-bought cake, anything works! The magic is in the mousse layers.

 

Honey Mousse

  • 4.5 (a little over 1/2 cup) oz White Chocolate Chips + 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream (or 1 cup of coolwhip for the lazy)
  • Pinch Salt
  • 2 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Unvloared Powdered Gelatin (if you’re using the Knox package, it’s about 1/3 of one pouch)
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste or Extract

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Chocolate Mousse

  • 4.5 (a little over 1/2 cup) oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips + 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream (or 1 cup of coolwhip for the lazy)
  • 1 teaspoon Unvloared Powdered Gelatin (if you’re using the Knox package, it’s about 1/3 of one pouch)
  • 1 tablespoon water

 

Tools

  • 3 4inch spring loaded cake pans 
  • Parchment Paper – Cut long enough strips to line the sides of your pan/mold
  • You can use a larger mold or pan and have a bigger cake.
  • You can also forgo the cake and just put the mousse in any vessel of your choice, and enjoy it as a dessert after it sets!

 

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Directions

  • Cut stripes of parchment paper long enough to line the sides of your pan or mold and line the inside. We really recommend using a spring loaded pan with a removable bottom so it’s easier to slide the cake out when it’s done
  • Put the round disk of cake on the bottom of the pan
  • Make Honey Mousse
    • Microwave the white chocolate chips + cream mixture at 50% power for 30 seconds. Take it out, stir evenly, and return to the microwave 15 seconds at a time to completely melt the mixture
    • Whisk together the gelatin + water and set it aside for 5 minutes.
    • Meanwhile, whip the remaining ½ cup of heavy cream with either a stand mixer or hand mixer to form stiff peaks. And for the lazy, sub this for 1 cup of CoolWhip.
    • Microwave the gelatin mixture for 10 seconds to melt the mixture
    • Combine the melted chocolate, vanilla, and gelatin mixture
    • Mix in ⅓ of the whip cream into the chocolate mixture  
    • Fold the rest of the whip cream into the chocolate mix gently
    • Distribute the mousse mixture evenly on top of the cakes in the pan and tap it on a hard surface to let out the air bubbles
    • Set the cakes in the fridge for 25 mins to set before putting on the chocolate layer

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Layer of honey mouse setting – Use parchment strips to line the pan for easy removal

 

  • Make Chocolate Mousse
    • Same steps as the honey mousse before
    • Microwave the semi sweet choco chips + cream mixture until melted
    • Whisk together gelatin + water
    • Make whip cream
    • Microwave gelatin for 10 seconds to completely dissolve the mixture
    • Combine the chocolate and gelatin
    • Incorporate whip cream into the chocolate base
    • Evenly distribute the chocolate mixture on top of the now set honey layer

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Folding in whipped cream into chocolate!

  • Refrigerate the entire cake for at least 4 hours or until set
  • After the mousse is completely set, pop the cakes out of the pan and decorate it to your heart’s desire!

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So airy, so light, cut side view!

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Optional Overwatch Logo Decoration

Directions

  1. Knead the fondant until soft & pliable – roll it out to an ⅛ thick sheet
  2. Use the round 4 inch cutter to cut out a circle
  3. Use the slightly smaller cutter (I used a 3 ½) to cut out the middle of the 4 inch circle, leaving you with a ring shape
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    Use 2 round cutters to make the ring
  4. Use a knife to trim out the top orange part of the logo and the angled pieces in the middle. Print out a picture of the logo as a guide if you want it to be more perfect, or have the logo handy as a reference
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    Cut out shapes using a knife. Use a print out as guide if you need!
  5. Lay the bottom parts of the logo on foil or parchment, and spray paint it with the silver spray – set aside till dry
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    If you can find the spray – you can make it silver!
  6. Re-roll the rest of your fondant and color it with the orange food coloring
  7. Roll the orange fondant just like before and cut out the top part
  8. Let the fondant sit out for a bit till it dries, then top your amazing cake with it!

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Ta-daaaa! :) You know, the world could always use more heroes!

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This was a special guest recipe by Meru. She’s an amazing baker, a spectacular chef and a ferocious Brightwing! You can follow her delicious adventures here on Twitter.

winston’s peanut butter projector cups [creamy peanut butter and banana cups]

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Ah yes, Winston. The big furry scientist from Overwatch! If you’ve checked out Overwatch’s Recall animated short, you’ll get some backstory about the big guy.

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He’s a brilliant scientist, a great leader, and more importantly, a HUGE fan of peanut butter! I obviously had to make some sort of peanut-butter infused dish, so I attempted to recreate his iconic barrier projector in food form!

I won’t lie… When I was making this recipe, I ended up eating A LOT of the ingredients. The filling, which is comprised of greek yogurt, protein powder and peanut butter, is DELICIOUS. I would also recommend using it to frost cupcakes, brownies, cakes, etc. It is amazing!

UNIT COMPOSITION

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  1. 1 scoop of Peanut Butter Quest Protein Powder
  2. 2 Banana Nut Muffin Quest Bars
  3. 2 tablespoon of peanut butter
  4. 1 cup of greek yogurt
  5. 2 teaspoons of stevia
  6. 1/2 of a banana
  7. 3 squares of dark chocolate
  8. white chocolate chips

BUILD ORDER

This recipe takes about 15 minutes to make. This makes 2 servings.

Each serving contains: 36g of Protein, 19g of Fat, and 12g of Net Carbs

OPENING

  1. Unwrap your banana nut muffin bars and cut each bar in half.
  2. Take a ramekin and smash each bar into the shape of the ramekin.
  3. Take the other halves and roll them out with a rolling pin. You’ll want to then press those parts against the sides of the ramekin.
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  4. Pop these ramekins into the fridge for about 5 minutes.

MID GAME

  1. In a large bowl, whip together your greek yogurt, protein powder, and sweetener.
  2. Gently fold in your peanut butter. Try not to eat all of the filling. 😉
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LATE GAME

  1. Remove your ramekins from the fridge. Using a butter knife, gently remove your cup crusts from the mold. At this point, I recommend dusting the bottom of the cups with protein powder so they won’t stick to your plates.
  2. Slowly scoop the peanut butter filling into each cup. You’ll want to overfill them to make the dome shape.
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  3. Using a baking spatula, smooth out the filling to create a dome shape.
  4. Create a chocolate Winston by melting your dark chocolate and white chocolate. You can do this by putting each type of chocolate into a small bowl and microwaving it for about 30 seconds — you’ll want to stop every 10 seconds to stir the chocolate.
  5. Once you have your melted chocolates, print out a picture of Winston’s emblem. Place a piece of wax paper over the emblem. Use your white chocolate to outline his glasses, mouth, and nose. Let that set for about 20 seconds. Then, cover the entire thing with dark chocolate to fill out the rest of his face. Let that chill in the fridge for about 1 minute.
  6. Remove the chocolate Winston face and place it on top of the dome. Then, cut banana slices and decorate the top.
  7. Eat!

GG WP!

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And there you have it, hero! Now you have this super protein packed treat that will keep you going throughout the day. :)

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Did someone say, Peanut Butter?

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This recipe was created with support from Quest Gaming. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to learn more about how other gamers eat healthy and #CheatClean.