Chocolate Mousse Cake

Posted by in Chocolate Recipes on April 17 2010 | Leave A Comment
Chocolate Mousse Cake

One of the easiest – but yummiest – chocolate recipes I know…


  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 600ml whipping cream
  • Extra chocolate for serving


Rinse a 20cm (8 inch) spring-form pan with cold water and line the base and sides with cling wrap.

Roughly chop the chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl that fits snuggly in a saucepan (this stops water spraying into the chocolate). Half-fill the saucepan with water and bring to a simmer. Place the bowl on top, making sure it doesn’t touch water (or it will overheat). Stir with a metal spoon until melted. Leave aside to cool slightly.


Whip the cream to soft peaks and then stir a large spoonful into the melted chocolate. Fold this into the remaining cream. Make sure it is well blended with no white streaks. If you like, you can add some extra flavours at this step by adding a liqueur (try orange), chocolate chips or raspberries.

Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top. Chill for at least 2 hours.

To serve remove the cake from the pan and turn upside down onto a plate. Remove the wrap and sprinkle grated chocolate over the top. Cut into slices with a sharp, warm knife.

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Comments On This Post

  1. Dani

    Mmmm, can just taste it now. Thanks for sharing Ben 🙂

  2. Sarah

    i must have done something wrong. I let the chocolate cool slightly but when i mixed in the cream the chocolate just went really hard and now i’ve got whipped cream with little hard chocolate bits everywhere lol. Oh well any tips on how to avoid this next time i try?

  3. Mmm… so nice thanks for sharing ben.

  4. YUM! that sounds Great… doesn’t It??

  5. Yummy that sounds like my kinda cake. Thanks for posting this.

  6. Sounds quite easy to make but looks sooo Delicious

  7. So true! Easy to make but the taste… heaven! Just because it is easy to make doesn’t mean it is anything less than good!

  8. sian

    Hi,does any one no if can i make this two days in advance? many thanks.

  9. Ayeisha

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  10. easy and delicious! I lovin it! Can not wait to try it!Thanks for posting!

  11. Really tasty I would like to try it!

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