Friday, June 02, 2017

Chocolate Mousse Cake

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This devil's food cake is much more than just a chocolate cake - it's filled with chocolate mousse and topped with chocolate ganache!

Chocolate Mousse Cake // This devil's food cake is much more than just a chocolate cake - it's filled with chocolate mousse and topped with chocolate ganache! #cake #chocolate #recipe #dessert #mousse

Chocolate Mousse Cake...you don't have to ask me twice! Not only is it devil's food cake, which is just my favorite...it has a chocolate mousse filling and a chocolate ganache topping. Plus in addition to all of that, there are Heath bits in every bite. It's just a wonderful cake altogether. I am pleased with how the mousse turned out too. It was so easy to make - much easier than I anticipated.

Chocolate Mousse Cake // This devil's food cake is much more than just a chocolate cake - it's filled with chocolate mousse and topped with chocolate ganache! #cake #chocolate #recipe #dessert #mousse
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What you need:
  • 1 pkg. devil's food cake mix
  • Additional cake mix ingredients (egg, oil, water)
  • Heath bits
For the chocolate mousse:
  • 1 tsp. unflavored gelatin
  • 1 Tbsp. cold water
  • 2 Tbsp. boiling water
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
For the chocolate ganache:
  • 8 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate
  • 8 oz. heavy cream
Directions:
  1. For the cake: mix cake mix with additional ingredients according to box directions and follow directions to make two 8-inch round pan cakes. Set aside to cool when done baking.
  2. For the mousse: stir together gelatin and cold water. Let sit for 1 minute.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Take 2 Tbsp. out and whisk into gelatin mixture. Let cool slightly.
  4. Then with an electric mixer, beat together sugar, cocoa powder, heavy cream, and vanilla until medium-stiff peaks form.
  5. Stir gelatin mixture into it and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. For the ganache: place chocolate and heavy cream to a microwave safe bowl. Heat at 30 second increments, stirring after each until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is completely combined. Let cool. Ganache will thicken as it cools. Store in an airtight container.
  7. To assemble: place one layer of cake down a platter or cake stand and level the top with a serrated knife.
  8. Spread half the mousse on top of the first layer and then sprinkle with Heath bits. 
  9. Add second layer of cake on top and spoon ganache over the top, letting it drip down the sides. 
  10. Sprinkle more Heath bits on top and refrigerate until time to serve.
Recipe from Our Best Bites

If homemade mousse didn't scare you off, I dare you to take a shot at this amazing Minecraft Cube Cake (if you know a Minecraft fan). I didn't think I would be able to make it, but I absolutely did. This Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake from Food, Folks, and Fun looks amazing. I love how pretty the layers are!


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