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Chocolate Mousse Cake

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I was recently looking in the dessert case at the bakery in our supermarket. I often look there for inspiration. This chocolate mousse cake was inspired by a cake my son and I saw. 

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Chocolate mousse cake is an impressive cake that is perfect for any occasion.

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This cake may look rich and decadent but it’s no sweeter than a chocolate cake. The cake in the bakery case was not topped with mousse, it was buttercream. I thought the mousse might be a nice change and would make it lighter.

My family loves my chocolate mousse. It’s usually our Christmas dessert. It’s very light, almost like eating a cloud. 
 
Chocolate mousse cake will be your new favorite special occasion cake.
 
When you pair it with a rich chocolate cake, you get an impressive dessert that you will want to serve for all your special occasions. 
 
I made this cake in a springform pan. When the cake came out of the oven, I cooled it for 10 minutes then released the sides but did not remove them.
 
You want to keep the springform pan around the cake for when you add the mousse. This gives it a nice finished look when you serve it. Plus you get to see beautiful, defined layers.
 
A side view of the gorgeous layers in the chocolate mousse cake.
 
This cake may be a bit of work, but it’s totally worth it. The mousse will last a few days in the fridge so make that first then the cake another day if you’re pressed for time. Just know it needs to chill overnight.
 
When I bake I only use trusted brands and Dixie Crystals is one of those brands. The results are perfect every single time. As I’ve said in many other blog posts, better ingredients make a difference in the results.
 
The chocolate curls and chocolate-dipped strawberries are optional but really make the cake all the more decadent. You can certainly make your own chocolate curls but you can also purchase them on the baking aisle.

Impress guests with chocolate mousse cake.

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Chocolate mousse cake will be your new favorite special occasion cake.

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Chocolate mousse cake will be your new favorite special occasion cake.

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Chilling Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 7 hours

Chocolate mousse cake will be your new favorite special occasion cake.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar, I used Dixie Crystals
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 Recipe Chocolate Mousse (follows)

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8" round springform pan that's at least 2" deep.
    2. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk the vanilla, vinegar, vegetable oil, and water in a separate bowl.
    3. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients, stirring until combined.
    4. Pour the batter into the prepared springform pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    5. Cool in the pan 10 minutes, then release the side, but do not remove, the side. Once completely cool reattach the side. Add the chocolate mousse to the top, cover loosely, and chill 6 hours to overnight.
    6. Before serving, remove sides of springform pan, top with chocolate curls and chocolate dipped strawberries.

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Creamy chocolate mousse is silky and smooth.

Easy and Delicious Chocolate Mousse

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Chilling Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 40 minutes

The entire family will enjoy this easy and delicious chocolate mousse. It's light, creamy, and full of delicious chocolate flavor. 

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 bars (1 ounce each) unsweetened baking chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (1 pint) cold whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate with sweetened condensed milk in heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Once melted, stir in vanilla. Pour into large bowl and cool to room temperature, about 1 ½ hours. Beat until smooth.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture until whipped cream is combined. Do this gently so as not to flatten your mixture.
  3. Spoon mousse into dessert cups. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 6 hours. Refrigerate leftovers.

Notes

There is no cook time, beyond melting the chocolate, just a 6 hour chill time.

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Christie

Saturday 28th of March 2020

It's chocolate on chocolate which is a win win for me!! This looks perfectly delicious.

Megan Marlowe

Tuesday 24th of March 2020

This cake looks absolutely divine! I'll take a big ole slice!

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