Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

Need a party table centerpiece?
Try this Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe.

Start with your favorite mix, then make up this yummy mousse for the filling.

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Portions/Servings This recipe will feed 12 people.
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1 Chocolate Cake Mix
1 - 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 ounces squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/2 cup cold water
1 package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup whipping cream, stiffly whipped


Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare and bake cake mix into two 9-inch pans. Remove from pans; cool completely.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, over, not in, hot water.

In large mixing bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk and chocolate until smooth. Beat in water and pudding mix until. Chill at least 2 hours. Beat again until nice and smooth. Carefully fold in whipped cream. Chill at least 2 more hours.

Use the mousse for a filling with the 9” cakes, and as a frosting on the top and sides. We like to garnish with shaved chocolate.

If a layered cake isn't working for you, this can easily be a pan or sheet cake, using the mousse as a top frosting. We've also done this as a layered torte, with several thin layers of cake and mousse filling.

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