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Chocolate Mousse Cake With Ganache Frosting

Chocolate Mousse Cake With Ganache Frosting

Chocolate mousse cake is a rich and decadent cake for all chocolate lovers. There is a general enthusiasm for chocolate treats, and it is an integral part of every happy occasion. For my son, dessert means chocolate, and he gets all excited when he sees the chocolate cake.  I made this cake for his birthday. Do you love chocolate cake?  Are you looking for a cake that is elegant and easy to put together? Then try this delicious cake, and it is surprisingly easy to make. It will top the list as the most favored chocolate desserts that you will love sharing with your family and friends.

This chocolate mousse cake is light and not too sweet, but at the same time impressive. It is a perfect chocolate treat with chocolate cake, chocolate mousse filling, and ganache frosting. The cake layers are soft and moist, and the filling is delicious and rich chocolate mousse. The cake is elegant and good on its own with the mousse, but the ganache dresses it up elegantly. This is an ideal party dessert.

Chocolate Mousse Cake With Ganache Frosting

Cake flour- 2/3 cup
Egg yolks- 5
Egg whites- 4
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Vegetable oil- 2 tbs
Vanilla essence-1 tsp
Salt- a pinch

For the Mousse layer
Egg Yolks- 3 
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Whipping cream- 1 1/2 cup
Semi sweet chocolate- 10 oz chopped

For Ganache Frosting
 8 ounce chocolate
Whipping Cream- 1 cup
butter-  2 tbp

To make the cake
Preheat oven to 350 F. Set rack in the middle of the oven
Grease pan with butter and layer with parchment paper and again grease with butter and dust with flour and set aside.

Shift all the dry ingredients together and keep aside. Beat egg yolks lightly in a large bowl. Add half a cup of sugar and whisk at high speed until the mixture is pale and thick. Add vanilla essence and mix well.  In another large bowl, beat egg whites at medium speed, until soft peaks are formed, gradually add the remaining sugar and whisk at high speed till the whites form stiff peaks. Gradually, add 1/3 of the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Fold gently and add half of the flour and fold in. Add the remaining egg whites mixture and the flour and gently fold everything together, till the batter is blended. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees f. Test whether completely cooked, by inserting a toothpick in the center. It should come out clean. Cool in pan for fifteen minutes and then completely cool on a cooling rack.

To make the syrup
Heat three tablespoon of water and three tablespoons of sugar, on medium flame till all the sugar melts and bring the syrup to a boil. Allow this to cool down a bit. You can add a teaspoon of rum or bourbon if you like.

To make the Mousse.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate in medium power. First, put for 15 seconds. Take out and stir and repeat this process till the gets completely melted. Beat egg yolks at high speed till the color changes to pale yellow and adding little by little off sugar till you get a thick creamy mixture. Heat one cup of cream in a saucepan till hot. Take off the stove and whisk in the egg yolks. Do it quickly. Place back in the stove and stir continuously, till it is thick and creamy. When it is cool, add the chocolate mixture and stir continuously for another two minutes, and put it into the refrigerator to get chilled. Beat the remaining whipping cream till stiff and fold in gradually into the chocolate mixture until well blended. Do not put it into the fridge for a longer period and allow it to set, as it will be difficult to spread on the cake.

To make the Chocolate Ganache.
In a microwave-safe bowl melt, chocolate and butter at medium power. First, put for 15 seconds. Take out and stir and repeat this process till the gets completely melted. Allow this to cool a bit, and using a spatula gently,  combine the heavy cream little by little. When you see the chocolate becoming thick and smooth,  add the rest of the heavy cream and blend making it a smooth velvety texture. Start assembling the cake as soon as ganache frosting is ready or it will get thickened

To assemble the cake
Cut cake into two slices or three slices. Place one slice, flat side up on a plate or cake pedestal. With a knife or a spatula, spread a layer of mousse. Place the second layer on top, the round side up, and spread the chocolate mousse evenly, on top and sides of the cake. The next step is to pour the ganache over the mousse layer. Pour it in the center of the cake and slowly spread with single strokes. Allow it to slowly spread over the cake and flow and drip towards the sides of the cake. With a spatula, spread it evenly on the sides. You can decorate the cake as you like. Here I used chocolate mousse and strawberries. 

Chocolate Mousse cake with a simple ganache frosting

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Chocolate Chiffon Cake
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Rigo Jancsi Cake
Easy Mocha Truffles
Easy Chocolate Mousse

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy.


  1. One of my fav frosting..Cake came out super soft and moist...apt for this season...

  2. Super moist and delicious looking cake suja...aa piece pass cheyyo pls..

  3. Beautiful cake,suja..It will literally melt in the mouth..Isnt it?

  4. This looks so tempting and delicious...yumm!

  5. Wow!,Great Idea Dear.This cake luks moist and spongy.Impressive Recipe.Luv it Suja.

  6. wow, awesome cake, absolutely delicious cake..great job !!

  7. I am drooling looking at this cake! It has come out sooooo well!

  8. Wow....look at that spongy delicious cake....So cute!

  9. Ithu adipoli cake annu suja, kandittu kothivarunu.

  10. Hi suja, one slice? no... i want 2 slices, they look so delicious, imagine the chocolate melting in my mouth with e thanks

  11. Thanx for the lovely comment on mys ite. Love the look of that cake. Delicious. Am planning a mousse cake for my celebratory post. Wonderful post dear..!

  12. super..... pinne blogil film awards paranjittundu abhiprayam parayane..............

  13. Looks so beautiful and tempting dear..

  14. Ooh, that picture on top is so drool-worthy!

  15. Wow perfected to the core...looks delicious

  16. Suja, OMG! OMG! I am feeling a bit giddy after seeing this yummy cake....YUM! wish I could just take a bite :(

  17. looks so delicious..perfectly made..

  18. Mmmmm...Looks very very yummy...please pass me that slice will you?

  19. ca,me out so perfectly.....superb dear

  20. wow...delicious cake...perfectly made :-)

  21. Ohhh Suja!! This's the best cake I've ever seen. I've been craving cake for a while now, I mean homebaked cake. This's definitely bookmarked!

  22. mouthwatering cake looking so impressive

  23. I am drooling seeing the beautifully decorated cake. Looks soft, spongy and yummy.

  24. OMG Suja ..that is a stunner and I am helpless that I cant taste it ;-D..delicios chocolate cake..hugs and smiles

  25. This is a winner! Beautifully done and so tempting!

  26. Wow delicious cake suja..nicely decotated and assembled.Assemble cheythathu enganeanu ennu eniku vayichitu pidikittiyilla .

  27. Cake looks extremely sinful and divine..

  28. I'm drooling here.. Can I have a bite of it???

  29. ur chocolate cake is soooo tempting ...i m going to try it someday !!!

  30. Wow, that seriously looks fantastic! Truly divine!

  31. WOW!! Really tempting chocolate cake..Yum Yum!


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