Chocolate Mousse Cake

This easy chocolate mousse cake recipe makes a moist dark chocolate cake that’s topped with a yummy chocolate mousse.

 

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Moist dark chocolate cake that’s topped with an easy chocolate mousse.

PREP TIME: 50 minutes | COOK TIME: 30 minutes | TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 20 minutes | SERVINGS: 20 servings.

INGREDIENTS

CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. buttermilk (low-fat ok)
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. hot water (not boiling)

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

  • 1 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
  • 8 oz. semisweet baking chocolate (chopped)
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk and vegetable oil.
  • Whisk in eggs one at a time.
  • Stir in dry intredients until just combined.
  • Add hot water and vanilla.
  • Whisk until just combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  • Bake 30-40 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool to room temperature.

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

  • To make the chocolate mousse, add mini marshmallows, chocolate, and milk to a large, heavy saucepan.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well-combined.
  • Remove from heat, and cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, beat whipping cream and vanilla together to soft peak stage.
  • Fold whipped cream into cooled chocolate mixture.
  • Spread over cooled cake.
  • Chill for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to serve.
  • Refrigerate any leftovers.

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