Chocolate Mousse Cake

One of the sweetest holidays will be here in just a few weeks and if you are looking for a delicious chocolate dessert that will wow your significant other or friends this Valentine, I have the recipe for you.  This Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe by Beth Le Manach of Entertaining With Beth is the ultimate chocolate lover's dream.  It's creamy, rich, decadent and absolute heaven!!!

The cake may look fancy but believe me, it is not difficult to make.  The hardest part of this recipe is allowing enough time for the cake to set up (which is about 4 hours so be sure to plan ahead).  Once you look at the recipe and watch the tutorial, you'll see that none of the steps are too difficult.  Once done, you will have one incredible looking cake that is sure to impress.

Here are photos of my finished cake!!!  

See recipe below and for a  step-by-step tutorial of my chocolate mousse cake recipe you can watch the video below

Step-By-Step Video from Entertaining with Beth....

Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: serves 8
  • For the Crust:
  • 1 (9 0z) package of famous chocolate wafers
  • 5 tbsp (75 ml) melted butter
  • For The Mousse Ingredients:
  • 10 oz (286 g) bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) butter
  • 2 egg yolks lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp (25 g) sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (10 ml)
  • 4 egg whites
  • ¾ tsp (3.75 ml) cream of tartar
  • 1 cup (240 ml) of heavy cream
  • For Sweetened Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • For Chocolate Shards:
  • 6 oz (169 g) Bittersweet Chocolate

  1. Place wafers into a food processor and pulse until finely ground.
  2. Or place wafers in a large zip lock bag and whack with a rolling pin until crushed and crumbs form.
  3. Add melted butter to the crumbs and pulse to combine.
  4. Transfer crumbs into a 9" (23 cm) springform pan and press into bottom and up the sides of the pan to form a crust. Bake at 375F (190C) for 8 mins. Allow to cool.
  5. Place 10 ounces of bittersweet chocolate and 2 tbsp butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second increments until melted. Or melt over a double boiler. Allow to cool slightly. Add egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla. Set aside.
  6. Place egg whites and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl and beat on high until soft peaks form. 2-3 mins.
  7. Fold whipped whites into chocolate mixture, gently lightening the mixture in stages, until combined.
  8. Then beat 1 cup of heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the cream into the mousse mixture, and gently mix until combined.
  9. Transfer mousse into cooled pie crust.
  10. Garnish with a large dollop of sweetened whipped cream in the center, and chocolate shards or shavings. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but overnight even better!
  11. To make sweetened whip cream:
  12. Combine heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a bowl and whip until soft peak forms.
  13. For Chocolate shards:
  14. Place a metal baking sheet in the freezer for 15 mins. Melt chocolate in a microwave at :30 intervals until melted. Whisk until slightly cooled and smooth.
  15. Pour chocolate over bottom of frozen pan, creating a thin layer. Allow to set until matt and cooled (pop back in freezer if need to help set up) Take a metal bench scrape and scrap chocolate until shards or curls form.

Enjoy it on Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart.


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  1. Dearest Janet,
    I heartily thank you for sharing this so tempting treat and its recipe!

    With utmost gratitude for another wonderful post of yours,
    I'm sending blessings on your way

    XOXO Dany

    1. Hello Danny,

      Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. Your beautiful words always brighten my idea.

      I hope all is well by you dear friend. My blessings for you also. Know that you are on my my often.



  2. YUM! Sounds so yummy!! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. Looks delicious and low in sugar! I don't however see a way to pin this? Can you please help.

    1. Hello Jann,

      Thank you so much. It is a great recipe so I hope you give it a try. You should be able to pin it from the post but below is the direct link for Pinterest so you can pin it that it. Hope that helps.

      Have a great week.


  4. Good grief that just put 10 lbs on me from looking at it! It looks so divine. I have already pinned it! It looks to pretty to eat. Thanks for sharing sweet lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. You are too funny Cindy. I know what you mean!!! This cake is divine so do give it a try. You will love it.

      Wishing you a great week. Hugs and blessings for you too dear friend.


  5. Wow Janet your cake looks so pretty and I bet tastes delicious. Thanks for sharing with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Julie xo

    1. Thank you so much. It is a great recipe for sure. I hope you give it a try.

      Have a great week.


  6. This looks amazing and since my oven isn't cooperating I'm happy that only the crust has to be baked. I've watched lots of Beth's videos but this one escaped me. Thanks for joining us again at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you so much Sandra Lee. It is a great recipe so I hope you give it a try. Love Beth!! Isn't she the best?

      Always my pleasure.

      Have a great week.


  7. Janet,

    I'm visiting this morning from "INSPIRE ME MONDAY". This looks like a lovely, non-complicated dessert to make. Thanks for sharing. :) Please join me for #1 One-Hit Wonders 1977-1979 & 'Sparks' inspiration!


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