Chocolate Mousse Cake

Emma

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Chocolate Mousse Cake

The Chocolate Mousse Cake is a perfect combination of soft, moist chocolate cake and smooth, creamy chocolate mousse, all topped with a light chocolate whipped cream.

This dessert is a true indulgence for chocolate lovers, offering a rich and luxurious taste in every bite.

Chocolate Mousse Cake Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 3/4 cups (228g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (414g) sugar
  • 3/4 cup (85g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (240ml) hot water

Chocolate Mousse

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup (52g) sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup (420ml) heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups (227g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup (86g) powdered sugar

Whipped Cream Frosting

  • 2 1/2 cups (600ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 3/4 cup (68g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup (57g) natural unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Sprinkles (for decoration)
Chocolate Mousse Cake RECIPE

Directions

Making the Cake and Chocolate Mousse

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Prepare three 8-inch cake pans with non-stick baking spray and parchment paper at the bottom.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and eggs.
  4. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients and mix well. Slowly add hot water and mix on low speed. Scrape sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Let cakes cool before removing from pans.

Assembling the Cake

  1. Level the tops of the cakes with a serrated knife.
  2. Place the first cake layer on a plate or cake stand. Spread half of the chocolate mousse over it.
  3. Add the second cake layer and the remaining mousse. Top with the final cake layer.
  4. Refrigerate the cake until the mousse sets (about 4-5 hours).

Finishing Touches

  1. Whip together all ingredients for the frosting until stiff peaks form.
  2. Frost the cake with the chocolate whipped cream. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

  • The cake can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • For a lighter mousse, fold in more whipped cream.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Slice
  • Calories: 683
  • Sugar: 55.2 g
  • Sodium: 410.3 mg
  • Fat: 42.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 73.1 g
  • Protein: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 163.6 mg

FAQs

Q: Can I make the mousse in advance? A: It’s best to prepare the mousse just before assembling the cake to maintain its texture.

Q: How long can the cake be stored? A: The cake can be refrigerated for 3-4 days. For longer storage, it can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

If you’re in the mood for something different, why not check out our Creamsicle Cake Recipe? It’s a fun and tasty twist on traditional cakes!

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Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

This Chocolate Mousse Cake is a classic dessert that features three layers of moist chocolate cake, separated by two layers of smooth and creamy chocolate mousse, all covered in a light chocolate whipped cream frosting. Decadently delicious, this cake is a chocolate lover’s dream!

  • Total Time: 5-6 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1214 Slices 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • Chocolate Cake:
    • 1 3/4 cups (228g) all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups (414g) sugar
    • 3/4 cup (85g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 cup (240ml) milk
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 cup (240ml) hot water
  • Chocolate Mousse:
    • 4 large egg yolks
    • 1/4 cup (52g) sugar
    • 1 3/4 cup (420ml) heavy whipping cream, divided
    • 1 1/4 cups (227g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 3/4 cup (86g) powdered sugar
  • Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting:
    • 2 1/2 cups (600ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
    • 3/4 cup (68g) powdered sugar
    • 1/2 cup (57g) natural unsweetened cocoa
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • Chocolate Sprinkles

Instructions

Making the Cake and Chocolate Mousse

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Prepare three 8-inch cake pans with non-stick baking spray and parchment paper at the bottom.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and eggs.
  4. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients and mix well. Slowly add hot water and mix on low speed. Scrape sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Let cakes cool before removing from pans.

Assembling the Cake

  1. Level the tops of the cakes with a serrated knife.
  2. Place the first cake layer on a plate or cake stand. Spread half of the chocolate mousse over it.
  3. Add the second cake layer and the remaining mousse. Top with the final cake layer.
  4. Refrigerate the cake until the mousse sets (about 4-5 hours).

Finishing Touches

  1. Whip together all ingredients for the frosting until stiff peaks form.
  2. Frost the cake with the chocolate whipped cream. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve

Notes

  • Ensure that all layers are cooled before assembling the cake.
  • The cake is best served after being well-chilled.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 5-6 hours (including chill time)
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Slice
  • Calories: 683
  • Sugar: 55.2 g
  • Sodium: 410.3 mg
  • Fat: 42.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 73.1 g
  • Protein: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 163.6 mg

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