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Chocolate Mousse Cake

This easy chocolate mousse cake recipe makes a moist dark chocolate cake that’s topped with a yummy chocolate mousse.
  • AUTHOR: i Heart Eating
  • PREP TIME: 50 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 30 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 20 servings
  • COURSE: Dessert
  • CUISINE: American

  • 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. buttermilk low-fat ok
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. hot water not boiling
  • 1 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
  • 8 oz. semisweet baking chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk and vegetable oil.
  4. Whisk in eggs one at a time.
  5. Stir in dry intredients until just combined.
  6. Add hot water and vanilla.
  7. Whisk until just combined.
  8. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  9. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool to room temperature.
  1. To make the chocolate mousse, add mini marshmallows, chocolate, and milk to a large, heavy saucepan.
  2. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well-combined.
  3. Remove from heat, and cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, beat whipping cream and vanilla together to soft peak stage.
  5. Fold whipped cream into cooled chocolate mixture.
  6. Spread over cooled cake.
  7. Chill for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to serve.
  8. Refrigerate any leftovers.
*Nutrition facts have been estimated.
SERVING: 1servingCALORIES: 449kcalCARBOHYDRATES: 63g (21%)PROTEIN: 6g (12%)FAT: 21g (32%)SATURATED FAT: 13g (65%)CHOLESTEROL: 51mg (17%)SODIUM: 279mg (12%)POTASSIUM: 294mg (8%)FIBER: 4g (16%)SUGAR: 36gVITAMIN A: 8.1%VITAMIN C: 0.2%CALCIUM: 7.1%IRON: 17%

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