Chocolate Mousse Cake
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Chocolate Mousse Cake

Moist dark chocolate cake that's topped with an easy chocolate mousse.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 449kcal
Author I Heart Eating

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 9x13-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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Notes

*Nutrition facts have been estimated.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3.1mg