The good news is, the dog didn’t eat my sponge cake this time! And there is no bad news, really, although manufacture of this cake did cause a good deal of mumbling along the lines of, “I can’t believe I have to whip MORE egg whites!” It was all for a delicious cause, at least.
I mixed the egg yolks, half of the whites, and some sugar together (left) then added the dry ingredients (right).
Then I whipped the egg whites to add volume:
This time I put the cake in the middle of the peninsula, where the dog can’t reach. I also kept an eye on it (and him).
Meanwhile, chopped chocolate and cream together to start the mousse.
Melting, stirring and straining to make a smooth, rich chocolate base.