Chocolate Mousse Cake

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    This recipe was given to me by a friend who owned a cafe. I have made it many times and it never seems to fail. (I often put 2 tablespoons of liqueur or brandy into the mousse mixture after it has been melted together).

    12 people made this

    Serves: 20 

    • 400g sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 225g plain yoghurt
    • 120g cocoa powder
    • 200g butter (softened not melted)
    • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 1½ tsp vanilla essence
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 360g self raising flour
    • 250ml boiling strong coffee
    • For the Mousse
    • 90g butter
    • 300g dark chocolate
    • 125ml cream

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:1hr35min  ›  Ready in:3hr 

    1. To make the cake; put all ingredients into a large electric cake mixer bowl in the order given.
    2. Beat on medium for 30mins. Then scrape down bowl and then beat for 1 min.
    3. Turn into a greased and lined 23cmX 33cm baking pan.
    4. Bake at 160 deg C for approx 40-50mins, if baking in large pan, or 25-30 mins for 2 smaller pans (depending on size of pans).
    5. When cool, ice with chocolate mousse.
    6. To make the chocolate mousse; melt all ingredients over a low heat in a small saucepan. Stir until well combined.
    7. Then cool in fridge. When cool, beat 4 mins. Then refrigerate until firm enough to spread over the top of the cake.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. 2 cake tins were used and whipped up some cream to fill the middle with about a tablespoon of the icing mixture. In a fan-forced oven both cakes took about 35 mins.  -  04 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    what cream do you use? single or double? thanks  -  21 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    made this cake for my daughters birthday, it's easy to make but does take sometime however it's is definately worth it as it is just delicious and very rich. I've got a few friends who want me to make the cake for there birthday so it's a winner!  -  03 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)