Dessert of The Week: Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse

This chocolate mousse cake gives chocoholics a new reason to celebrate. It offers a rich triple-layer temptation of
chocolatey-ness — bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate.

Each mousse layer of this enticing treat is ganache made with melted chocolate and heavy cream that’s smooth and easy on the palate. It’s decked with a drizzle of tempered dark chocolate.

To ensure the stability of the cake, shares 26-year-old Colleen Drew Bautista of Cody’s Bakery, each layer has a gelatin powder. This will enable the cake to remain firm and not melt easily.

Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse

“This cake is made for those people who are not into super chocolate-y cakes because this gives a perfect balance of sweetness. Our customers can attest to the level of sweetness this gives. It’s an indulgent treat without giving the “umay” feeling,” she says.

Bautista opened Cody’s Bakery during the peak of the pandemic. She started selling cookies at first, but eventually, expanded the menu offering different pastries, such as carrot bread, banana bread, tarts and mousse cakes.

Cereal Tres Leches

The Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse cake has been the constant bestselling product from her menu.

“What I find most fulfilling being in the food business is the ability to serve people and being a part of their celebration whether big or small,” says Bautista. “Food brings togetherness. Food is something that most people look forward to in every occasion and we’ve been given such privilege to bring joy to the customers we serve through our products.”

Bautista graduated from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde with a degree in Human Resource Management.

Matcha White Chocolate Mousse Cake

“When I started the business, I knew in my heart that this is not just going to be about money, while it is truly an essential part of making a business successful, I know that I’ve been called to respond to a bigger calling which is to serve.”

Aside from the chocolate mousse cake, Bautista’s other bestsellers include Cereal Tres Leches (soaked in three-milk mixture) and Matcha White Chocolate Mousse Cake.

The Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake is available in eight-inch round cake for P960. Available for delivery and pick-up at 59 Karuhatan Road, Valenzuela City. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cakes are available for same day delivery. Place orders via Instagram or Facebook page: @codysbakerymnl or call 0917-8056774.