Chocolate Mousse Cake

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

If you love chocolate this is the cake for you. Recipe is from a local restaurant. Chocolate cake, layered with a rich chocolate mousse, topped with chocolate ganache. My husband's favorite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour 3 9-inch round cake pans.
  3. Prepare cake-In large bowl combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and soda, and salt.
  4. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla-Beat 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in boiling Water.
  6. Divide batter in pans.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, and cool completely.
  8. To prepare mousse-Combine all ingredients and whip on high till soft peaks form. Chill under ready to spread over cake layers.
  9. To prepare chocolate ganache-combine chips and half and half in double boiler and cook until combined. Remove from heat and let cool
  10. Once cake layers are cooled, spread mousse between layers.
  11. Spread Chocolate ganache over entire cake-best to do when ganach is a BIT warm or room temperature.
  12. Allow cake to cool and set.


Most Helpful

I made this for the first time today, it was very well received!!!! Nice & moist. My only problem was the mousse, it became runny. I think the next time I will put gelatin (unflavoured) in it.

rizzy16 May 31, 2014

This cake was so rich, moist and chocolatey that I couldn't believe it! It was easy to make and I had most of the ingredients on hand. I made it with a buttercream frosting this time because my brother LOVES buttercream frosting, but can't wait to try the ganache. I would definitely only make half or one third the amount of mousse recommended. I had about 6 cups leftover. Very yummy.

LilMaryB June 01, 2009

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