Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

Emma

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Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

Indulge in the exquisite world of Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake, a sumptuous delight that’s a chocolate lover’s dream come true.

This recipe combines layers of moist, cocoa-infused cake with a velvety bittersweet chocolate mousse filling.

It’s a heavenly treat for special occasions or whenever you crave a taste of pure chocolate bliss.

Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 3/4 cup (350g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (65g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (240ml) freshly brewed hot coffee

For the Mousse Filling:

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 ounces (113g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Stir in buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Gently pour in the hot coffee and mix until well combined.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. While the cakes cool, make the mousse by heating the heavy cream until it simmers. Pour it over the chopped chocolate, whisking until smooth. Chill until thick enough to spread.
  7. Once the cakes have cooled, spread the mousse over the first layer and place the second layer on top.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before slicing for the layers to meld together.

Recipe Details

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Calories: 580 kcal
  • Servings: 12 servings

This Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake is an indulgent masterpiece that will satisfy your deepest chocolate cravings. Enjoy!

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Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

Indulge in pure chocolate bliss with our Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake. A heavenly treat for dessert lovers!

  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale

For the Cake:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 3/4 cup (350g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (65g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (240ml) freshly brewed hot coffee

For the Mousse Filling:

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 ounces (113g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Stir in buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Gently pour in the hot coffee and mix until well combined.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. While the cakes cool, make the mousse by heating the heavy cream until it simmers. Pour it over the chopped chocolate, whisking until smooth. Chill until thick enough to spread.
  7. Once the cakes have cooled, spread the mousse over the first layer and place the second layer on top.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before slicing for the layers to meld together.

Notes

  • Make Ahead: Refrigerate or freeze baked cake layers for up to 2 days or 3 months, then assemble.
  • Mousse & Ganache: Prepare in advance. Ganache can be refrigerated for 2-3 days.
  • Freezing: Freeze frosted cake for up to 3 months. Thaw and enjoy.
  • 3 Layer Option: Divide batter into three pans, bake, and use 2 cups of mousse between layers.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12 servings
  • Calories: 580 kcal

Keywords: dark chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, dessert, homemade cake

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