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Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake
Makes:
12 servings
Prep Time:
30
minutes
Total Time:
510
minutes
based on
237 reviews
Great for entertaining, this spectacular Chocolate Mousse cake combines tender ladyfingers and a rich, creamy chocolate mousse filling with a hint of coffee. Also, it is topped with an elegant Chocolate glaze made from NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels and whipping cream. This Grand Prize Winning recipe was created in the kitchens of Carole Stowell of Salida, CO.

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • MOUSSE CAKE
  • 3 pkgs. (12 each) ladyfingers, split
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 1/4 cups hot coffee
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks
  • CHOCOLATE GLAZE
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 teaspoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon hot coffee
  • Whipped cream and orange rind curls (optional)

Directions:

FOR MOUSSE CAKE:
LINE
bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan with split ladyfingers.

PLACE morsels in bowl of food processor fitted with metal blade. With processor running, slowly add hot coffee. Add oil and process until smooth. Transfer chocolate mixture to large bowl; cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Fold whipped cream into cooled chocolate until no white streaks remain.

POUR 1/3 of mousse mixture into prepared pan. Place a layer of split ladyfingers over mousse layer. Pour 1/3 of mousse mixture over ladyfingers. Repeat with remaining split ladyfingers and mousse mixture. Cover; refrigerate overnight.

FOR CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
HEAT
morsels, cream and hot coffee in uncovered, medium microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir until smooth. Add additional coffee, if needed, to obtain drizzle consistency. Remove side of pan. Drizzle sides and top with chocolate glaze. Garnish with whipped cream and curls, if desired.


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  •  Star(s)

    cho mousse cake

    sherry magaldino from , Hampstead, NC

    I have made this recipe several times and it is easy and I give it a 10....absolutely beyond words....delicious....

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    Crowd Pleaser !!

    Debi Small from Rocester,NY

    I made this for 2 holiday parties last year and will repeat (due to requests!) this year. Takes a little more time but so worth the effort. Looks (and TASTES!)like it came from a Paris bakery! oooo-lala! It's delish!

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    COLD GLASS OF MILK

    Sadie Gambino from Bronx, NY

    A nice glass of cold milk . and WHIP CREAM on top of the Mousse cake. This is the way I like to eat my Chocolate cake.

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    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    RUTH WHITEHEAD from Ocala, FL

    An elegant dessert that is really not that hard to make. Not a heavy dessert, but light as a cloud. A spectacular finish to a great meal.

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    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    India Wright from Las Vegas, NV

    What a delicious master piece. I don't like coffee. So I took out that part. But the over all ending. It was to die for. Thank you!

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good

    BARBARA JONES from Middletown, NY

    My family loved this - -its so good.

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    BIG HIT

    Bonnie Ballering from Hartford, WI

    I made this cake last week for a belated xmas party and it was a BIG HIT. Everyone wanted the recipe so I told them about VBB. We have a new subject to discuss at lunch and it concerns the best recipes.

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    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Noreen Gilbert from Burlington, MA

    This cake is so light and delicious to the taste and very easy to make. My friends realy loved the taste of this cake and were asking for the recipe.

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    Yummy Chocolate Mousse Cake

    patricia johnson from Lufkin, TX

    This was so easy to making and very creamy. I make this for an gathering and everyone just love itso delicious. I definitey will be making it again.

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    Festive Chocolat Mousse Cake

    Jowanna James from Sweeny, TX

    I love this recipe it is a hit from everyone you take the cake!

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    Very Delicious!

    sharon collado from Piscataway, NJ

    this was the best recipe i ever read!

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    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Abigail Toon from Boaz, KY

    that looks so good and it would make a quick and easy dessert if you are having a sweet tooth.

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    theresa

    theresa delisle from Stover, MO

    loved the texture

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    Delish!

    ann ferraro from Watertown, MA

    Delicious and my family loved it. Instead of the ladyfingers I used sponge cake layers I made and it was scrumptious!

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    MMMMMM

    DANIELLE WALDO from El Paso, TX

    I cant wait to try this i am sure it taste as good as it looks

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    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    John Caughey from Big Bear City, CA

    This chocolate mousse cake was relatievly easy to prepare and it was very easy to eat. It was rich and flavorful with a smooth texture. I will be making this chocolate mousse cake all the time.

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    Festive Chocoloate Mousse Cake

    Cheri Jewell from RICHMOND, IN

    Great and easy, the family loved it.

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    Easy Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Nancy Ingram from Toronto, ON

    I looked for an easy recipe and found this one. Instead of using lady fingers, I used a 2 layer chocolate cake. Putting the 1st layer on the bottom of the spring form pan then 1/2 the mousse then the other cake layer and topping it off with the rest of the mousse. After refrigerating the cake I glazed it and scattered fresh raspberries while the glaze was soft. It was a big hit and I heard rave reviews for days, from both adults and children. I definitely recommend making this cake for any occasion.

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    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    judi lee from EAST HAMPTON, CT

    This cake was delicious. It was not a challenging recipe. It was fairly easy to make. I made it the night before and chilled it. Everyone loved the cake. Most people did not taste the coffee flavor. The cake was a light and not too sweet ending to an Easter dinner. People asked for the recipe. There were not a lot of ingredients and the ladyfingers made a very pretty presentation.

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    festive chocolate mousse cake

    elaine hilton from LITTLE FALLS, NJ

    DELICIOUS!!! Rich and elegant. Festive enough for a special dessert or occassion, yet simple enough for an everyday treat. Definately make one today!

  •  Star(s)

    WOW it was so good!!!!!

    Tota Shultz from BRUNSWICK, MD

    I make this for Pastor's birthday because she is a chocolateholic. Everyone loves it and asked for the recipe, make me proud of myself. Thank you.

  •  Star(s)

    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Ruth Minsk-Whitehead from OCALA, FL

    This is truly an elegant dessert. Is to make. Will definitely "WOW" your guests.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy and Light

    Lauren HopkinsSheridan from STATEN ISLAND, NY

    This was a little harder than I thought it would be to make but it was yummy.

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    Beautiful & Delicious!!!

    Karen Lew from ANDOVER, NJ

    Mousse cake is my brother's favorite dessert, so I made this for his surprise birthday party. It was easy to make and it looked so professional when it was done. Everyone loved it...especially my brother!

  •  Star(s)

    Rave reviews from coworkers!

    Stephanie Winebarger from MARSHALL, VA

    I made this for a coworker's birthday and everyone LOVED it! It was so easy to make - perfect for a last minute dessert! So light and fluffy!

  •  Star(s)

    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    ERIS BLANTON from WATERTOWN, NY

    We had the whole family over everyone enjoyed this. Yes, I have a very picky bunch.

  •  Star(s)

    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Patti Leonard from Valrico, FL

    This was so delicious. My guests raved over this dessert. I couldn't find soft ladyfingers so I used good quality store bought pound cake. That worked fine. I will DEFINITELY make this again!

  •  Star(s)

    Festive chocolate mousse cake

    Darlene Esposito from Sandusky, NY

    Even though this is very complicated and took quite a long time to assemble it was well worth it. A smashing success at our house. Thanks for the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    a wonderful dessert

    Elaine Allen from ASHLAND, KY

    I recently made this dessert and it was a big success. Not only is it delicious, its easy to make and it just looks so festive. I had several asked for the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Phyllis Welch from Nashville, TN

    This is the one that I like to make for christmas Eve. All my chocolate fans are going to love it.

  •  Star(s)

    Fabulous Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    LOUANN SMITH from Plano, TX

    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake is easy to make if you follow directions. Perfect for any occasion and very impressive to others. Thank you Nestle for another winner!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Delightful!

    Kimberly Weller from STERLING, VA

    I made this cake last year for my neighborhood's annual Christmas party. Even though it looks complicated to make, it really isn't and the results are incredible. Creamy light texture and wonderful chocolate taste! Everyone raved about it (and I had no leftovers).

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

    Howdy Partner from Lovell, WY

    This was a very rich pie. SO I made 2 one really rich and one milk chocolate for the people that couldn't handle that much chocolate. I added raspberry flavoring to the chocolate on the bottom and the finishing lines on top then I put raspberry's and whip cream on the top. yum I also skipped a step by just buying a chocolate graham cracker ready made pie crust! Everyone loved it!!

  •  Star(s)

    Mousse Cake

    Laticha Roberson from Dothan, AL

    This recipe was very good. My family loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Deb WEITZEL from BOCA RATON, FL

    I will make this delicious cake for family from out of town & serve Christmas Eve. (Everyone loves it!) I want to serve special dishes & this is on my list. Thank you for all the yummy recipes!

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and Elegant

    maureen Vollum from Toronto, ON

    This is a fabulous recipe. The assembly is easy (I trimmed the bottoms of the ladyfingers and dipped them in coffee before lining the edges). Smooth, delicious, gorgeous.

  •  Star(s)

    wow...

    Assya Abdallah from FALLS CHURCH, VA

    This cake is so good... I made for my daughters graduation party. Everyone loved it, and many people asked for the recipe. Definitely going to make it again

  •  Star(s)

    Festive Choclolate Mousse Cake

    Orissa Spross from TUCSON, AZ

    This dessert was simply marvelous and decedantly rich and is so easy to make. I first made this for a birthday celebration at work and then for a brunch at church. Everyone raved about this cake and I took home an empty plate each time. This recipe has earned a slot in with my favorite recipes.

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    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Brandi Ward from MARTINSVILLE, OH

    I made this cake for a birthday party at work, everybody loved it!!

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious chocolate mousse cake

    Vicki Inokuchi from PLEASANT HILL, CA

    I tried this cake to serve at a dinner party the other day. It was easy for me to prepare and quick. The best part is that you don't have to heat up your kitchen if it's a hot day! The cake was a hit and everyone enjoyed it so much, especially those who like coffee and chocolate. The mousse was very light and airy, silky to the tongue, and melted smoothly. The coffee leaves a nice lingering aftertaste in your mouth.

  •  Star(s)

    YUM!!!!!

    ANDREA KULP from NARVON, PA

    I made this dessert for our family Christmas dinner and it was just perfect! It was a delicious dessert just right for having after a big meal. It had wonderful chocolate taste and didn't leave you feeling weighed down. I will definitely be making this again.

  •  Star(s)

    Tough, but worth it!

    Claire Simpers from Flemington, NJ

    This recpie takes a bit of time and concentration, but the end result is great! Your family will think you're a star-chef!

  •  Star(s)

    HEAVENLY

    dorothy visinho from EAST PROVIDENCE, RI

    This chocolate mousse cake is light and heavenly. Adults of all ages enjoy it. It was a big hit at a get together with old friends. You gotta make it for your next gathering.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummie & Very Easy

    Dorothy Alcayaga from CALGARY, AB

    It came together very quickly and tasty! compliments followed at desert time! will make it again and I'll try to add more coffee dipped lady fingers next time. Enjoy!

  •  Star(s)

    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    MARIA ATZORI from Schenectady, NY

    Definitely challenging recipe but worth the work. Filling is very smooth and the ladies figures add a great touch to this festive dessert

  •  Star(s)

    Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Patricia Slavin from Queensbury, NY

    What a delightful dessert for any occasion. If you love chocolate (and who doesn't) this one is easy and fast to make.

  •  Star(s)

    festive chocolate mousse cake

    Kathy Cook from CIRCLEVILLE, OH

    I was surprised that this was rated 'challenging,' as it went together quite eaisly. Wonderful flavor. I could not find the lady finger cookies, but just used a fancy shortbread cookie and it turned out excellent! Extrememly easy~much easier than typical 'cheesecakes.' I wil make another one on a regular basis.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Jenny Day from LANCASTER, KY

    This cake was delicious. I couldn't find the lady finger cookies, so I used Sponge Cake and it turned out perfect. Everyone wants another.

  •  Star(s)

    festive chocolate mousse cake

    ROSEMARIE LUEVANO from SAN ANTONIO, TX

    Made two of this cake for christmas brunch and they were a great hit,my family are now request that they are made for our new year party.This cake is certainly a rating 5.

  •  Star(s)

    Seconds Please

    MK Beer from Fredericksburg, VA

    I made this for a dinner party and everyone loved it and asked for 2nds. "deelish"

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 430
  • Calories from Fat: 260
  • Total Fat: 29g (45% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 16g (81% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 100mg (34% of DV)
  • Sodium: 170mg (7% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 40g (13% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (10% of DV)
  • Sugars: 29g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 10% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Festive Chocolate Mousse Cake

Ingredients

  • MOUSSE CAKE
  • 3 pkgs. (12 each) ladyfingers, split
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 1/4 cups hot coffee
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks
  • CHOCOLATE GLAZE
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 teaspoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon hot coffee
  • Whipped cream and orange rind curls (optional)

 

Directions

FOR MOUSSE CAKE:
LINE
bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan with split ladyfingers.

PLACE morsels in bowl of food processor fitted with metal blade. With processor running, slowly add hot coffee. Add oil and process until smooth. Transfer chocolate mixture to large bowl; cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Fold whipped cream into cooled chocolate until no white streaks remain.

POUR 1/3 of mousse mixture into prepared pan. Place a layer of split ladyfingers over mousse layer. Pour 1/3 of mousse mixture over ladyfingers. Repeat with remaining split ladyfingers and mousse mixture. Cover; refrigerate overnight.

FOR CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
HEAT
morsels, cream and hot coffee in uncovered, medium microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir until smooth. Add additional coffee, if needed, to obtain drizzle consistency. Remove side of pan. Drizzle sides and top with chocolate glaze. Garnish with whipped cream and curls, if desired.

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