Classic Chocolate Mousse Cake

Classic Chocolate Mousse Cake


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About this recipe: This cake will knock the socks off any chocoholic. A two layered chocolate cake is filled and smothered with a rich, chocolate mousse. Perfect for birthday parties.


Serves: 14 

  • 520g chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (397g) tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 60g dark cooking or baking chocolate, melted
  • 125ml cold water
  • 1 2/3 (67g) packets instant chocolate pudding mix, such as Angel Delight
  • 250ml double cream, whipped

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hr30min cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Prepare and bake cake mix according to instructions for two 23cm round layers. Cool and remove from tins.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together sweetened condensed milk and melted chocolate. Gradually stir in the water, then instant pudding until smooth. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the chocolate mixture from the refrigerator and stir to loosen. Fold in whipped cream and return to the refrigerator for at least another hour.
  4. Place one layer of cake onto a serving plate. Top with 1/3 of the mousse, then cover with the remaining cake layer. Top with the remaining mousse (top and sides) and refrigerate until serving. Garnish with fresh fruit or chocolate shavings.

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