Chocolate Mousse Cake I


Oooooooh! Chocolate...

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 30 mins
16 servings


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 cups butter

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules (Optional)

  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • 8 eggs

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

  • 16 whole almonds, toasted (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan and wrap bottom with aluminum foil.

  2. Heat sugar, butter, water, coffee, and chocolate in a 3-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; remove from heat. Beat eggs in a separate bowl; gradually pour in the chocolate mixture, whisking constantly. The batter will be very thin. Transfer batter to prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 45 to 50 minutes. Cool completely. Remove sides of pan. Cover cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 4 hours.

  4. Remove plastic wrap. Beat whipping cream and confectioners' sugar in a chilled 1 1/2 quart bowl until stiff. Garnish top of cake with whipped cream and, if desired, whole almonds. Refrigerate any remaining cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

462 Calories
38g Fat
30g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 462
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 22g 111%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 202mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 6g
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 57mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.