Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

Absolutely delicious! Dark, rich, decadent cake. The mousse filling was incredible. Light and delicious. This was sooo delicious and easy to make.

This super moist dark chocolate cake combines unsweetened natural cocoa powder and dark cocoa powder for an extra rich flavor. Fill the cake with a simplified chocolate mousse and cover it with semi-sweet chocolate ganache. If needed, you can prepare the ganache and mousse ahead of time. 


  •     1 and 3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  •     3/4 cup (65g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder* (see note)
  •     1 and 3/4 cups (350g) granulated sugar
  •     2 teaspoons baking soda
  •     1 teaspoon baking powder
  •     1 teaspoon salt
  •     2 teaspoons espresso powder (optional)*
  •     1/2 cup (120ml) canola or vegetable oil
  •     2 large eggs, at room temperature
  •     3/4 cup (180g) full fat sour cream, at room temperature
  •     1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk, at room temperature*
  •     2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  •     1/2 cup (120ml) hot water or coffee*
  •     optional: 1 cup (180g) mini or regular semi-sweet chocolate chips
  •     optional garnish: fresh berries and/or chocolate shavings

Chocolate Mousse

  •     1/2 cup (120ml) hot water
  •     1/4 cup (22g) unsweetened cocoa powder* (see note)
  •     two 4-ounce quality semi-sweet chocolate bars (113g each), finely chopped*
  •     2 cups (480ml) heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
  •     2 Tablespoons (15g) confectioners’ sugar
  •     1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache

  •     two 4-ounce quality semi-sweet chocolate bars (113g each), finely chopped*
  •     1 cup (240ml) heavy cream or heavy whipping cream

Get the full recipe and instructions here >> Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake  @ sallysbakingaddiction.com


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