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Easy Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This easy chocolate mousse cake recipe is a treat that you will not want to resist.

Ingredients

Cake

2 cups boiling water
1 cup cocoa powder
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, at room temperature
4 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Mousse

2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 cup whipping cream
3 Tablespoon confectioners sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 Tbsp Kahlua

Chocolate Ganache
1 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
3/4 cups whipping cream

Serves 6 - 8

Directions

Cake

Preheat oven to 350F.

Prepare three 9-inch cake pans by lining with parchment paper, greasing and lightly flouring.

Put 2 cups of water into a saucepan, mix in the cocoa and boil. Stir until combined and smooth, then turn off and set aside to cool.

In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla together.

Beat in the the dry ingredients alternating with the chocolate mixture.

Beat just until blended, do not over mix.

Divide the batter into the three prepared pans and bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Remove cakes from oven, place on cooling racks and leave them in the pans for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, remove from pans, remove the parchment paper and cool completely on wire racks before frosting.

Let the cakes cool completely before frosting between the layers.

Chocolate Mousse

Melt chocolate in a double boiler, or a pot filled with water and bowl. Set aside to cool.

Whip the cream and sugar, to stiff peaks. When chocolate is cool, whisk into cream. Whisk in vanilla and Kahlua. Set aside

Chocolate Ganache

Melt chocolate and cream in a double boiler, or a pot filled with water and bowl. Set aside to cool.

Assembly

Put chocolate mousse in between layers. Then pour chocolate ganache over top of cake. Serve.

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