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.
20 minutes
30 minutes (plus cooling time)
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!


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  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!