Chocolate Mousse Cake

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8" round cake

This cake was created in celebration of FKF reaching 50k fans! A gorgeous Chocolate Mousse Cake!!  This cake is in a class of it's own, with a thick layer of rich and creamy 'light as air' chocolate mousse, sandwiched between layers of moist chocolate cake.  All this topped with softly whipped cream, chocolate curls, heart sprinkles and glitter!  Could a chocolate cake be more glamorously appealing?  Doubtful! 


You will need a spring-form pan or a cake ring to hold everything neatly as the cake sets. This is because with such a pan, you can later easily un-mold your cake once the mousse has set without ruining all the work that you did of neatly layering everything. If you don’t have a spring-form or cake ring, you can do this in a regular pan, make sure it is the same size as your cake. Serving out of a regular pan can be a bit tricky though as it will be hard to lift out the cake neatly with that soft creamy mousse in the middle.

Preparing this cake is very easy. It is in 3 stages. Making the chocolate cake, preparing the mousse, and the assembling/setting of the cake.

STEP 1: Bake the Cake

First, prepare the cake. I have used my Moist Chocolate Cake recipe for this, however you can use any favourite chocolate cake from our folders. This works just as well with our Basic Chocolate Cake or Chocolate Yoghurt Cake.

Slice the cake to make 2 layers and keep them covered to retain their moistness.

STEP 2: Prepare the Mousse

HERE is my Chocolate Mousse recipe.

Do not allow the mousse to set, as soon as it is ready, move to the next and final step.

STEP 3:  Assembling/Setting of the Cake

Place the bottom layer of the cake in the spring form pan. Pour the thick chocolate mousse over the cake and spread it gently and evenly with a spatula. Cover the pan with cling wrap or any plastic covering and refrigerate for 20 minutes. This helps the mousse to begin setting. Remove the pan from the fridge and gently place the top half of the cake on top of the mousse. Cover the pan again and refrigerate overnight or for up to a day. This time allows the mousse to set properly within the cake.

When the cake has set, whip 1 cup of whipping cream with 1 tbsp of sugar and a few drops of vanilla until it thickens to Soft Peaks. Pour this over the top of the cake. If you want, you can slide the cake out of the pan at this point and transfer to a cake plate. You can even frost all around the sides if you like, I preferred to leave the sides open to show the beautiful layers more vividly.

Top the cake with chocolate curls or flakes. Serve your perfect Chocolate Mousse Cake!



Salaams.Can I just say ur recipes are amazing. Your truly are inspiring for newly married girls like myself who are learning about cooking day by day. Ive got an urgent question regarding this recipe. , is it necessary for the cake to set overnight, is there a quicker way. JazakAllah

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W/Salaam, thank you. It takes a few hours for the mousse to set, that is completely normal for any mousse. Any quicker and the mousse will not set properly.

AOA Fauzia. Thank u for yet another mouth watering & tempting recipe. I also made the Choc Orange cake with Ganache frosting,it turned out fabulous as all your recipes. Was too occupied to cake a pic for u but will make sure to do it next time Inshallah.
I have to make a request , pls if possible could you mention in the recipe that for how many people the cake or the dish would b enough for. It would b a great help.
Take care, Best Regards



i want to make dis cake for my husband's bday...just wanted to know if this mousse recipe will be enough for a 9 inch spring pan coz dat is the only pan i have....n i must say ur recipes are really tempting. thx

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W/Salaam, yes that will be fine, the cake will be thinner but it will still be awesome! And thanks for the lovely comment!

salam..fauzia may i know that can i make the cake if i dont have a spring cake pan??

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W/Salaam, yes you can although getting the cake out of the pan will be difficult. You may have to serve the cake in the dish it is set in.

Salaams...i just wanted to say tht ur recipes are just amazing....

Can you please tell me is this cake meant to be refrigerated? Thank you.

Is this cake meant to be kept refrigerated I mean.

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Yes it is.

Wow pls I need a receip for cake cream.tnx

Salam Fauzia,since the moment I have across your mousse cake recipe, am obsessed with it.I don't like cakes but my husband loves them and so I bake all the time for him.. currently I am trying out your first recipe and so far it has been great and easy.. but just one thing..I have baked two seperate cakes ..since its my anniversary on Thursday, I wanted to make it for that night..but now am confused cause what if my cake goes all old and you know..loses the moistness.. what can I do to retain its freshness?

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W/Salaam, thank you. No the cake will not get old within a few days, just keep it wrapped up in cling film and refrigerated. In fact, cakes can stay fresh for up to a month if wrapped well and frozen. :) In case you find it has dried out slightly, do not worry, make a simple sugar syrup by boiling about 4 tbsp water and adding 2 tbsp sugar to it. Once cool, add a drop of vanilla and then drizzle this on your cake before frosting.

AOA, where do I find the recipe for this cake?

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All recipes are under the pics.

Lukin soooo yummyyyyyy...

hi Fauzia... love your new website. but where have your measurements section gone? cant find it. 3/4 cup whipped cream? how much is it in ml? Also when you say semi sweet chocolate? is that milk chocolate (cooking) or plain cooking chocolate (dark)... any particular brand? love your recipes ... taken all to a totally different dimension !! now you are one unique chef in the sea of allllll so very many chefs :)

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Hi, it's in the tips and tricks section (on the top bar).

1 cup whipped cream is 200ml so 3/4 would be 150ml. Semi sweet is neither milk nor dark chocolate, it is in between the two. Light in colour but not as sweet as milk chocolate. You can use milk chocolate if you do not have semi-sweet. I prefer hersheys or Callebaut. Thanks dear :)

salam fauzia.....can i make this mousse cake 2 nights before the party.

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W/Salaam, yes absolutely! :)

asw,i have posted this query in eggless moist chocolate cake and posting it again here.i wanted to make chocolate mousse cake and so wanted to ask whether can we bake the cake in the springform pan??or will the cake batter run out of the pan??

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W/Salaam, responded there. :)

Can we just top it off with some sprinkled sugar? Or Hershey's choc. syrup?

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Yes that is fine too.

i really like cakes, nice mashallah! i will try inshallah if it will become nice like yours......

Salams fauzia..... im one of your new fan. I tried out this recipe twice, the cake came out so well, but the mousse was very thin. It ran all over my cake. Ididnt over whip it either. Can you please tell me y is that so

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W/Salaam, thanks! Did you overwhip the mousse or the egg whites/whipping cream? That could be the reason.

In the link of moist chocolate cake it is written that we have to bake the cake in two 8 inch pans. So we'll have 2 cakes. Would it be ok if we use both for this recipe, and will they fit in the spring pan?
One more question is that I'm making this for my husbands birthday, and I want to write on the cake as well but in chocolate flavor. Whenever I write on any cake it melts very quickly. Please tell me how can I make some frosting that can stay long?
And MashaAllah your recipes are so good, I have tried a lot and Alhumdulillah all of them came out very nice :)

JazakAllah Khair

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W/Salaam, yes you can use both the cakes, and whether they fit or not will depend on the depth of your spring pan. If it is deep enough they will fit. If it isn't then you need smaller layers, so you can split the cakes and remove a small layer out of each one so they are thicker than your usual mid-sliced layers. Am normally not very good at writing on cakes, but just try to make sure the melted chocolate is not HOT when you use it for writing. It should be cool enough but not yet solid.

Hi can i use Eggless chocolet mousse recipie in this cake?

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Hi, yes you can.

Do we have to halve the moist cake recipe.. cz that makes two cakes, right?

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It makes 2 cakes so no need to slice it in half, just use the two cakes. :)

Can I make thin cake in pressure cooker or on gas stove, bkoz I have no oven.

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Yes you can.

hi..i tried this cake it was yummy..i added a little twist to it.. i didn't have chocolate for mousse so i used cocoa powder with a bit of milk n sugar worked quite well..

Salam, can u pls tell me the size of the cake pan you are using? I mean the height of the pan.. Some of ur cakes looks higher than the others. And also can u tell me wat kind of baking pan I should buy? Please help.

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W/Salaam. It's about 2 and a half inches deep.

Hi dear ...I'm using ready made box whipping cream sachets
U hv to add amount of cold milk n beat til some mins to thick
Can we use this sachet as whipping cream on cake

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Hi, yes you can.

AOA. I made this chocolate mousse cake yesterday. And it was awsome. My kids loved it. Thank you Fauzia for this wonderful recipie. I have tried other recipies like mince rolls, garlic rolls, chocolate chip cookies etc. And all turned out great ,Alhumdullah. Once again thank you for such a great FKF. Will keep on making your other wonderful recipies too as I love to cook & bake for my family. I have a request that can you tell the recipie of Whole Wheat Bread. Tc.

Salam sis, I want to kno, once I make the chocolate cake I have to let it cool down and then cut it in 2 slices rite? In between we will put the mouse rite?

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W/Salaam, yes exactly.

N one more quest. Can I bake the cake in a 28 cm round form? Or will it get spoiled...

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Is it a spring form pan?

Salaam dear Fauzia... Your recipes are wonderful mashaAllah. May Allah reward you for your efforts... I wanted to ask if your 1 recipe of chocolate mousse will suffice for this cake? Or do you have any leftovers from the mousse recipe?
Plus, if I add gelatin to the mousse, how much should be the gelatin and water quantities, and at what point should I add them in?

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W/Salaam, I normally use the entire lot of mousse but if you want a thinner layer you can save some mousse and serve it in a bowl. About the gelatin, since I personally have never needed to use any, am not sure how much would be ideal for this recipe. I would say no more than a teaspoon of gelatin.