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Chocolate Mousse Cake

"This chocolate cake frosted with a rich and creamy chocolate mousse would make an excellent addition to your holiday table."
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servings 436 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9-inch cake)


  • Calories:
  • 436 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 55.1g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 513 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare and bake cake mix as package directs for two 9-inch layers. Remove from pans; cool.
  2. In large mixing bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk and chocolate until well blended. Gradually beat in water and pudding mix until smooth. Chill at least 30 minutes. Beat until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Chill at least 1 hour.
  3. Place one cake layer on serving plate; top with 1 1/2 cups mousse mixture. Top with remaining cake layer. Frost side and top of cake with remaining mousse mixture. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

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This was amazing! I followed the directions to the 'T' only making one change; instead of plain water with the pudding, I used cold coffee. It was so rich and delicious. My father said it was th...

Most helpful critical review

I did exactly what the recipe says, and the mousse was just an exremly watery pudding.

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This was amazing! I followed the directions to the 'T' only making one change; instead of plain water with the pudding, I used cold coffee. It was so rich and delicious. My father said it was th...

This was a great frosting. I used Fabulous Fudge Chocolate Cake from this site instead of buying the cake from the box. My husband would not shut up about how much he loved this cake. It was ...

This cake is fantastic! Perfectly moist texture and rich flavor. Best chocolate cake I've ever had.

This was very easy and very tasty! I didn't read through the directions well at first, and panicked because I didn't have the required (total) 90 minutes of chilling time. But, mine didn't nee...

I didnt use this as frosting, I used it only for a layer of mousse in between two layers of chocolate cake. It is perfect for this! It is very easy to make, and very tasty!

I used a doctored chocolate cake mix recipe from the cake doctor cook book and then made the frosting as directed. My daughter commented that it was the best frosting I have ever made and addict...

I did a combination of receipes, as i have my fav. chocolate cake receipe already. I used this for the mousse receipe and it tasted FANTASTIC! I would have Rated it as a 5 star, but the whole c...

sooooo good JUST how it is. i made this and added a layer of mashed fresh raspberries in the middle of the cake. soooooo delicious. i also had a bunch of the mousse left. so we sliced some straw...

This was pretty yummy! I used white baking chocolate and white chocolate instant pudding for the mousee topping, and it was delicious!