Double Chocolate Bombe

Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces, toasted
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • White Chocolate Mousse
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • Garnish: chocolate curls

Preparation

  1. Process pecans in a food processor until ground; set aside.
  2. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add vanilla, beating until blended. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
  3. Combine flour, soda, and pecans; add to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition.
  4. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Pour into a well-greased and floured 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.
  5. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool on wire rack.
  6. Line a 3-quart mixing bowl (8 1/2 inches across) with plastic wrap.
  7. Cut cake lengthwise into 2-inch strips; line prepared bowl with cake strips, reserving remainder. Spread Chocolate Mousse over cake in bowl; cover and chill 1 hour.
  8. Pour White Chocolate Mousse into bowl over chocolate layer; cover and chill 1 hour. Cover with remaining strips. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
  9. Invert bombe onto a cake plate, and spread with ganache. Garnish, if desired.
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