Creme Brûlée Entremet with Caramel and Chocolate Mousse

mousse cake entremetFive simple ingredients – cream, vanilla, salt, eggs and sugar, make for an exquisitely rich and elegant dessert.  Crème Brûlée is the star of this entremet.

My entremet is filled with decadent crème Brûlée, caramel mousse, chocolate ganache, chocolate mousse, and chocolate hazelnut sable Breton.

Creme Brûlée Entremet with Caramel and Chocolate Mousse

My favorite part of this entremet is the crème Brûlée insert of course.  I wish I had doubled the recipe!  The caramel mousse was also delicious! Entremets are a lot of work, and this was no different.  There are so many components, but you can take your time and make them days ahead of time.

Creme Brûlée Entremet with Caramel and Chocolate Mousse

The part of this cake that gave me the hardest time was the mirror glaze.  It was hard to get the glaze the right temperature and the cake the right temperature.  If the glaze is too hot, it will be very thin and not stick well to the cake.  If it is too hot, it will get rubbery and either stick in globs, or clump together and roll off the cake.  If the cake is not cold enough, the mousse won’t stick either.  If you are pouring the glaze on and it starts to cool down too much, it will be too thick in areas and bumpy.  So many problems can happen! Also, making the glaze as well as the entremet leaves so many dishes to wash!

Creme Brûlée Entremet with Caramel and Chocolate Mousse

Luckily my Mom was here, and she helped me a lot. We had 4 colors of glaze, and while waiting for them to cool to 89.6 degrees, they got a little too cool.  So my mom helped with warming up the different glazes, stirring, and taking the temperatures.  We had enough glaze to cover two entremets.  I’m grateful to my mom and her help! I am also grateful to my sister Wendy, from Wendycoxphotography for taking photos of my cakes!  I love how the colors look different on the cake in different light.  In some light it looks dark maroon.  In other light it looks like a light purple.

Creme Brûlée Entremet with Caramel and Chocolate Mousse

The inside of this entremet is amazing! I love how the layers all line up in a straight line.  As amazing as it looks, it tastes even better!

Creme Brûlée Entremet with Caramel and Chocolate Mousse

Mirror Glaze recipe here

Recipe from Pastry Workshop


Chocolate Hazelnut Sable Breton:

100g all-purpose flour

25g cocoa powder

30g ground hazelnuts

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 pinch salt

115g butter, softened

70g powdered sugar

3 egg yolks

Vanilla sugar syrup:

50g sugar

100ml water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Vanilla Crème Brûlée Insert:

120ml heavy cream

80ml milk

3 egg yolks

30g sugar

1 pinch salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Mousse:

4g gelatin + 20ml cold water

2 egg yolks

40g sugar + 20ml water

150g dark chocolate, melted

250g heavy cream, whipped

Caramel Mousse:

4 egg yolks

30g powdered sugar

1 pinch salt

180g sugar

30g butter

30ml water

8g gelatin + 45ml cold water

200ml heavy cream, whipped

1 tablespoon dark rum


Chocolate Hazelnut Sable Breton:

Mix the flour, cocoa powder, hazelnuts, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

In a different bowl, combine the butter with sugar and mix until creamy.

Stir in the egg yolks, one by one and mix well.

Add the flour and mix until smooth.

Spoon the batter on a baking sheet. Cover with another baking sheets and spread the batter into a 1cm thickness sheet. The batter is quite soft, but that’s how it is supposed to be. Place the dough in the freezer and freeze for 30 minutes.

Once frozen and set, remove the dough from the freezer and cut it into a round with the diameter of 24cm. I used a cake ring to cut the round of dough and I recommend using the same because you will have to keep the ring around the dough while in the oven. That’s because being a butter dough, in the oven it will go soft and runny at first and only after that it will set and bake.

Bake in the preheated oven at 350F – 180C for 15 minutes or until touching the top of the sable doesn’t leave an indentation.

When done, remove from the oven and let it cool then place the sable in a cake ring and place aside.

Vanilla sugar syrup:

Mix the sugar with water and cook for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and let it cool completely then stir in the vanilla.

Using a pastry brush, brush the sable Breton with this syrup. Using a pastry brush allows you to control the quantity of syrup better.

Vanilla Crème Brûlée Insert:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

Line a small baking tray (18cm diameter) with baking paper then pour the egg mixture into the pan.

Cook in the preheated oven at 140C for 30-35 minutes or until set.

When done, let it cool in the pan then place the pan in the freezer for 2 hours. Only frozen you will be able to handle the creme brulee and place it into the cake later on.

Chocolate Mousse:

Bloom the gelatin in cold water for 10 minutes.

This mousse starts with a pate a bombe which is made by boiling a sugar syrup from 40g sugar and 20ml water. Mix the egg yolks until creamy then gradually stir in the hot sugar syrup and keep mixing until the yolks become creamy and thick.

Melt the gelatin and stir it into the egg yolks cream. Add the chocolate and mix well. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.

Fold in the whipped cream then pour the mousse over the sable Breton.

Caramel Mousse:

Bloom the gelatin with 45ml cold water for 10 minutes.

Mix the egg yolks with powdered sugar and salt in a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl over a hot water bath and mix until creamy and double in volume. Remove from heat and place aside.

Melt the sugar in a heavy saucepan. When the sugar has an amber color, stir in the butter then add 30ml water and cook just until smooth.

Remove the caramel from heat and pour it over the egg yolks.

Add the gelatin and mix until smooth then let the mixture come to room temperature.

Fold in the heavy cream and dark rum.


Assembly of entremet

Start with a silicon mold like this


Bake the sable Breton and crème Brûlée insert a day before.

Fill the bottom of the mold with caramel mousse, and place the crème Brûlée insert in the middle.

Place the top part of the mold on the bottom part of the mold and fill to the top with chocolate mousse.

Place the sable Breton on top of the chocolate mousse.

Freeze overnight.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog! I hope you decide to give it a go and make this entremet.  If you do, please send me a pic either on the comments or at Instagram #sayitwithcake



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