Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake


January 17, 2022 By: Comments
Tagged: Fruit Fruit. Raspberries Raspberries. Chocolate Chocolate. Desserts Desserts. Whipped Cream Whipped Cream. Cakes Cakes. Valentine's Day Valentine's Day. Sugar Sugar.
Prep:
20 minutes
Cook:
30 minutes (plus cooling time)
Serves:
8
If you’re looking for a divine dessert to cap off a special meal, look no further than this gorgeous cake. A layer of decadent dark chocolate cake (using a boxed mix for perfect results) is generously topped with an enticing, fluffy mousse for a stunning presentation. The mousse’s charming light pink color comes from pureed raspberries, which also lend a fresh, fruity flavor!

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. For the cake, preheat the oven to 375°F. Generously grease a 10-inch springform pan with butter, and line the bottom and sides with parchment paper. Beat the cake mix, water, eggs and oil in a large bowl until smooth, using a hand mixer.
  2. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely at room temperature, about 1 hour, before topping with the mousse.
  3. For the mousse, place the raspberries in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and discard the seeds. Transfer the puree to a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and set aside.
  4. Stir the gelatin and water together in a small bowl until dissolved. Add the gelatin mixture to the raspberry puree and stir to combine. Beat the raspberry mixture and heavy whipping cream until light and fluffy, using a hand mixer, about 2-4 minutes.
  5. Spoon the mousse in an even layer over the cooled cake. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours until set.
  6. Carefully unmold the cake from the springform pan. Top with the whipped topping and raspberries and enjoy.

Recipe Tip: Substitute blackberries or quartered strawberries for the raspberries to create a different fruit mousse!