Chocolate Mousse Cake

This chocolate mousse cake is just simply to die for. I made it for my son’s 9th birthday this year and it didn’t last a couple of days. So moist, airy and light. An awesome chocolate mousse cake to say the least. If you are looking for a chocolate cake recipe, look no further, this is the one to make.
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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 | Eat Good 4 Life

Chocolate mousse cake | Eat Good 4 Life

Chocolate mousse cake | Eat Good 4 Life


Chocolate Mousse cake

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 10-12 servings



  • 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.

Decorate as desired.
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 Nutrition facts calculate based on the recipe giving 12 servings

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  1. 4 Ingredients. Chocolate. Cookies. Almond Butter.

    You’ve just hit the nail on the head with a winning recipe! Thanks Miryam!

  2. We make something similar to this called “raggedy robins” in our house. I say we, but I mean my husband who isn’t a baker by any means, so this recipe is right up his alley. Thanks for the change up!

  3. I love recipes that calls for small amount of ingredients!! This looks fabulous, my dear ;-)

  4. Hi Miryam.

    Is there an alternative for coconut oil? I plan on doing this on weekend. The pictures itself taste yummy.

  5. Thanks. They are so delicious. I make them for my daughter and she doesn’t like almond butter but she live the cookies. I also make them in my job at the fire station; at the beginning the guys gave me so a hard time, they told is not way they will taste that. When they were done, they were gone in a short time. Love them.

  6. Hi Miryam.
    Is there an alternative for coconut oil? 
    i Cant found in Argentina You can use coconut milk or coconut cream and if you are not dairy free heavy cream. I hope this helps!

    • If you can’t find coconut oil you can use butter, coconut oil and coconut cream as well as heavy cream won’t work. You need the oil to be ale to solidify for the cookies to work. I hope this helps!

  7. Yum! Love the ingredients and simplicity, I think I’ll definitely add coconut too. Well, I pretty much have my weekend planned out now ;) Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hi, these cookies were yummy. Mine were a little sloppy. Wondering if I should have measured the coconut oil 1/3 cup in meltrd form instead measuring a solid? Advice appreciated.

    • I don’t think that would matter, perhaps adding a tad bit more rolled oats would help out? I have to make this recipe again soon so I will be watching the coconut oil amt and see if 1/3 cup is good enough. Sorry they didn’t turn out as expected!

  9. They sound and look so good! Do you think they would work as a peanut butter option? I’m craving a lot of that with chocolate at the moment :-)

  10. They look so good!!! Love baking but sometimes no bake sounds so easy and fun…. need to try these with peanut butter (my fetish!!). Can I substitute butter for the coconut oil?

  11. What is nut-free substitute for the almond butter? Could I use really dark chocolate and honey instead? Extra coconut oil?

  12. How do you store them and how long do they last? Thank you!

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