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Hello everyone, I hope you are all well.

Here is the recipe for a luscious chocolate mousse cake, enjoy!

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Just Delicious Chocolate Mousse Cake

  • 1/3 cup (40 g) cocoa powder 
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 4 oz. (115 g) dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (230 ml) boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (230 ml) buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (115 g) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (200 g) dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup (225 g) regular sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 heaped tablespoons (20 g) corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

 

Put the cocoa powder, chocolate chips and instant espresso powder into a bowl.

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Pour over the boiling water, stir well and leave to cool slightly.

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Add the buttermilk and vanilla extract, stir and set aside.

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Put the butter and vegetable oil into a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy.

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Add both sugars and beat for another 3-5 minutes.

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Then add the eggs…

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…one at a time.

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Beat for at least 2 minutes between each addition.

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Sift together the flour. corn starch, salt and baking soda at least three times.

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Add the flour mixture and the cooled chocolate mixture to the batter.

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Beat until everything is well blended, but do not overmix at this stage.

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I use two 8-inch (20 cm) baking pans, alternatively use one 11-inch (28 cm) baking pan.

Grease and line the pans and divide the batter between them.

Bake in a 350 ˚F (180 ˚C) oven for about 25-30 minutes.

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My cakes needed 30 minutes.

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Turn out and leave to cool completely.

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Make two quantities of this chocolate mousse (but omit the Daim here).

Chill for one hour, then transfer one third of the mousse to a separate bowl and set aside to use for decoration later.

Add 2-3 tablespoons of licorice powder to the remaining two thirds.

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Stir well.

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Divide the cakes in two parts horizontally to end up with four cakes, though I’m only using three of them for this cake.

Place one of the cakes onto a cake stand or plate and spread out a thick layer of the chocolate licorice chocolate mousse.

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Spread out a layer of lemon curd on top of the chocolate mousse, you can find my recipe for lemon curd here.

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Repeat with the second layer, then place the third cake on top.

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Use the rest of the chocolate licorice mousse to spread over the top and sides of the cake.

Chill.

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I used the remaining chocolate mousse (the one third without the licorice powder) to decorate the top of the cake. Here I’m using a Wilton 1B tip.

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Decorate with some fresh raspberries.

Baked with love.

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Just delicious.

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I hope you are inspired to bake this cake.

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Have a nice day everyone, and happy baking!

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Hugs from me to you.

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