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Chocolate Mousse Cake


Chocolate Mousse Cake

Moist dark chocolate cake that's topped with an easy chocolate mousse.

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
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk and vegetable oil.
  4. Whisk in eggs one at a time.
  5. Stir in dry intredients until just combined.
  6. Add hot water and vanilla.
  7. Whisk until just combined.
  8. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  9. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool to room temperature.
Chocolate Mousse
  1. To make the chocolate mousse, add mini marshmallows, chocolate, and milk to a large, heavy saucepan.
  2. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well-combined.
  3. Remove from heat, and cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, beat whipping cream and vanilla together to soft peak stage.
  5. Fold whipped cream into cooled chocolate mixture.
  6. Spread over cooled cake.
  7. Chill for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to serve.
  8. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Recipe adapted from this site https://www.ihearteating.com/chocolate-mousse-cake/.