Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

    3 hours 25 minutes

    This is a super simple chocolate mousse cake that won't take any time to prepare - but it has to chill a few hours before serving.


    Queensland, Australia
    2 people made this

    Makes: 1 cake

    • 1 1/2 cups sweet biscuit crumbs
    • 60g melted butter
    • 450g dark chocolate, diced
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
    • pinch salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 600ml thickened cream
    • 2/3 cup white sugar

    Preparation:25min  ›  Extra time:3hours chilling  ›  Ready in:3hours25min 

    1. Butter a springform cake tin. Mix the biscuit crumbs and melted butter and pat into the bottom of the tin. Chill while you make the filling.
    2. Chop up the chocolate in a food processor.
    3. In a saucepan, combine milk, sugar, instant coffee and salt then simmer until sugar has dissolved. With the food processor running pour in the milk mixture and blend until chocolate is melted. Add vanilla and whizz again. Let cool.
    4. Beat the cream in an electric mixer to the soft peak stage. Fold in 1/3 of the cream into the chocolate mixture to lighten it, then fold in the rest.
    5. Pour the mousse over the base then chill 3 hours before serving.

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