Chocolate Mousse Cake
I think I have never made a chocolate cake that I liked so much. The house smelled great while baking it. I love real chocolate smell. I wish I could condense it and use it as air freshener or something.
After searching for quite some time through quite a few chocolate recipes I combined, tweaked, replaced, and substituted some of the ingredients and came up with my own sensational chocolate mousse cake version.
I decreased the sugar content by a lot, used coconut oil which has medium chain triglycerides that are digested differently, and used whole wheat pastry flour to increase the fiber content. I would have used flaxseed meal but exposing flaxseed meal to heat would destroy its properties.
When ever I don’t require to make a chocolate cake that has to be gluten free or vegan this is going to be my chocolate cake recipe to go for. However, if you need a gluten free chocolate cake recipe here is another recipe for you. Also super delicious.
Chocolate Mousse cake
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 10-12 servings
- 4 oz dark chocolate, melted
- 3 tbsp instant espresso powder
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup unrefined sugar
- 3 organic eggs
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp aluminum free baking soda
- 1/2 tsp himalayan salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
Preheat your oven to 350F. Line two 9 inch round cake baking pans with unbleached parchment paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl add the eggs, sugar, coconut oil, vanilla and warm water with the expresso powder dissolved in it and mix with a wire whisk. Add the melted chocolate gradually whisking at the same time if possible. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine. If you like you can add a stand mixer if you like.
Divide the cake batter between the prepared cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
Cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes before letting the cake cool completely on a wire rack.
On the meantime, place the maple syrup and heavy cream in a large mixing bowl and beat until stiff picks form. A the cocoa powder and fold with a spatula.
To assemble the cake. Place one cake layer previously baked in a cake stand and spread half the mouse over it. Top with second cake layer and spread the top of the cake with the remainder of the chocolate mousse.
Nutrition facts calculate based on the recipe giving 12 servings
This looks so delicious. Such a beautiful cake. I do want to make this.
My stomach is growling. Your cake is gorgeous. I’d love to have a slice of it. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary
Guau, qué locura de tarta, espera que luego vuelvo y me imprimo la receta… no la puedo dejar pasar…
Buenas Miryam…que locura de pastel…tiene una pinta muy rica y el corte genial….
Feliz año guapa….esta semana no pasa y te escribo un e-mail, para un parde consultas.
I’d heard that chocolate cake is great with whole wheat flour…I’m definitely going to have to give this one a try! It looks absolutely yummy!
HOLA!Acabo de descubrir tu blog y me gusta mucho,aunque con mi poco-ingles no entiendo todo.Pero con la ayuda del traductor espero poder apuntarme alguna receta.Todas,seguro que son muy ricas!!!
Anything that looks that good must be woth the work
No se puede entrar a estas horas a tu blog y ver esta delicia de pastel. Que rico!!!!!!!!
I am so bookmarking this recipe. It looks amazing! Thank you for sharing :)
Thanks every one for the kind comments :-)
I keep telling myself “don’t look!”. After all the fudge and goodies this past month I really don’t need chocolate cake, but it looks so good!! Can something be divine and sinful at the same time? Maybe I’ll make it for my son’s 22nd birthday. He loves chocolate, in fact chocolate was one of his first words. He learned to say it before he said “Mama”. He’s going to love this!
I just made this for my husband’s birthday. Let’s just say you definitely need a glass of milk with it. Chocolate extravaganza. Thanks for the recipe. It was a blast to make.
I made this today. I didn’t have enough whole wheat pastry flour so I used one cup WWPF and one cup regular whole wheat flour and it wasn’t dense at all. It was perfect and very cake-like. Thank you so much for the suprisingly healthy cake.
WoW! what a delicious cake indeed.. =0
I made this for Easter and after eating a tasty meal (and eating too much) the cake wasn’t that crash hot – BUT the next day this cake tasted SO much better without all the pork belly in our belly’s – just divine and a keeper, absolutely loved it and will make it many times over! It wasn’t sweet, it wasn’t heavy and it tasted like a chocolate cake should! Thanks for the recipe.
Tried your recipe today and its the best cake ever… loved it… have written a blog about my trial of this cake and have linked the recipe to your blog =) http://lifescribblesovercoffee.blogspot.com/2012/09/chocolate-mousse-cake.html
Thanks for sharing these recipes.
Rookie Baker and experimenter,
Sharddha, thanks so much for your feedback. I am glad it turn out good for you :-)
9th BIRTHDAY? You know what you’ve done now? For every forthcoming year, you have to do one better. Seeing some of the dates on the comments, I’m guessing it was originally made a few years back so let’s hope the cakes since then have been as epic- I don’t have any doubts!
That is some birthday cake…it is gorgeous! I think my kids would go into shock if I made something like that! It would be fun to see the looks on their faces. My baked goods generally don’t come out too pretty. LOL Pinning!
Well it is my birthday in 2 weeks–I am bit older than 9 :) Looks like a cake I would enjoy as well :)
Beautiful friend, I love this chocolate cake because it is made with whole wheat flour…I’m definitely going to have to try it! It looks absolutely delicious and very beautiful too!
Looks amazing!! Do you have a recipe with no eggs? Thanks
Not at this time, sorry!
can you taste the coconut oil at all in the cake?
love your photos!
No you don’t :-)
I wish I could have a slice now! It looks rich and delicious.
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