Chocolate Mousse Cake

Recipe by HokiesMom
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Heat oven to 350°F and coat a 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line with parchment paper; lightly coat paper with spray also.
  • Melt chocolate in a small bowl in microwave on 100% power for 1-2 minutes; stir until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in eggs and melted chocolate.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Alternatively beat in flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture, ending with flour.
  • Evenly spread into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350°F degrees for 25 minutes or until top springs back when pressed. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes then invert onto rack; remove pan and parchment paper; let cool completely.
  • Slice cooled cake into thirds - each piece 10x5x1-inches.
  • Prepare mousse following package directions ADDING cinnamon.
  • Stack cake layers with 3/4 cup mousse between layers and 1 1/4 cups on top.
  • Chill for 1 hour then garnish with chocolate curls.
  • Keep any leftovers stored in the refrigerator.