chocolate mousse cake

Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

Indulge in the ultimate chocolate experience with our Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake. This recipe combines the richness of a moist chocolate cake with the light, airy texture of chocolate mousse, making it the perfect dessert for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a special event or simply craving a sweet treat, this cake is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your chocolate cravings.

Why You’ll Love This chocolate mousse cake

  • Rich and Creamy: The combination of dense chocolate cake and fluffy mousse creates a luxurious texture.
  • Perfect for Special Occasions: Ideal for birthdays, holidays, or any celebration that calls for a show-stopping dessert.
  • Easy to Make: Despite its impressive appearance, this cake is straightforward and fun to prepare.
  • Customizable: Add your favorite toppings or flavor variations to make this cake your own.

Ingredients You’ll Need

For the Chocolate Cake:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup hot water

For the Chocolate Mousse:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites

How to Make chocolate mousse cake

1: Bake the Chocolate Cake

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until smooth. Stir in the hot water until the batter is well combined.
  5. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely on a wire rack.

2: Prepare the Chocolate Mousse

  1. Melt Chocolate: In a heatproof bowl, melt the chopped chocolate over a double boiler until smooth. Let it cool slightly.
  2. Whip Cream: In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold in the vanilla extract.
  3. Beat Egg Whites: In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  4. Combine: Gently fold the melted chocolate into the whipped cream mixture, then fold in the beaten egg whites until fully incorporated.

3: Assemble the Cake

  1. Layer: Once the cake has cooled, slice it horizontally to create two even layers.
  2. Fill: Spread half of the chocolate mousse over the bottom cake layer, then place the second cake layer on top. Spread the remaining mousse over the top and sides of the cake.
  3. Chill: Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours to allow the mousse to set.

Variations and Tips

  • Flavor Enhancements: Add a teaspoon of instant coffee granules to the hot water for a deeper chocolate flavor.
  • Toppings: Garnish with fresh berries, chocolate shavings, or a dusting of cocoa powder.
  • Alternative Sweeteners: Substitute granulated sugar with coconut sugar or a sugar substitute for a different taste.

How to Store chocolate mousse cake

  • Refrigeration: Store the cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Freezing: For longer storage, freeze the cake in individual slices wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and foil for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Intermediate
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Calories

350

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

5

minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Chocolate Cake:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup hot water

  • For the Chocolate Mousse:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped

  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 large egg whites

Directions

  • Bake the Chocolate Cake
  • Prepare the Chocolate Mousse
  • Assemble the Cake

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