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Easy Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

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Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

This Easy Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake is one of the most popular recipes at A Mother’s Shadow and at my home too.  And there’s good reason – it’s so moist, flavorful, chocolaty and just amazing!

I kid you not, this Easy Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake is superior and you’ll be asked for this one repeatedly.

And guess what?

You won’t mind making it time and again because it’s THAT good and SO easy since it starts with a cake mix – but NO one will ever know because I have a secret trick to show you for making this Easy Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake super moist and decadent. 

For an exceptional dessert, add some fresh fruit to the plate.  If you are looking for a spectacular gourmet meal for a special occasion, or just because serve after these Lasagna Roll Ups.  

Easy Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake


1 package chocolate cake mix  

14oz. can sweetened condensed milk

2  –  1 oz. squares of unsweetened chocolate, melted – but warm to the touch, not hot

½ cup cold water

1 (3.9 oz.) package, instant chocolate pudding mix

1 cup heavy cream, whipped



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut a piece of parchment paper the size of the pan.

Spray the pan with release, then put in parchment paper and coat the entire pan with the parchment with spray release.Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake

Prepare and bake the cake mix according to package directions in the prepared pans.Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake

When the cake is cooked through, take it out of the oven out and allow it to cool on a rack for 5 minutes.

Cover the baked cake with saran wrap. This step keeps the cake incredibly moist. Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake

When cake is completely cooled, place pieces of waxed paper or parchment on a serving plate.Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake

Place cake on top of the pieces of paper, in the center of the plate.Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake


Now, melt the chocolate until it’s melted but not hot.Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake

In a large bowl, with a mixer beat together the sweetened condensed milk and melted chocolate.

Gradually stir in the water, then instant pudding and beat until smooth.

Chill the mixture for about 10-30 minutes or just until set enough to spread.

Remove the chocolate mixture from the refrigerator and stir to loosen.

Fold in the cool whip type whipped cream and return to the refrigerator if needed until set up enough to spread creating a frosting mousse.Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake

Place one layer of cake onto a serving plate Top it with approx.  1 ½ cups of the frosting mousse.Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake

Place the other layer cake on top of filling.Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake

Frost the cake, covering the sides and top with the rest of the mousse.

Carefully, take the pieces of paper out from under the cake.Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake

Refrigerate until serving, along with any leftovers.

Optional: Garnish with fresh fruit or chocolate shavings.

For a delicious Gluten Free Chocolate Cake, click HERE

Carrie’s recipe , Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018

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  1. Diane Roark says:


    I will be making this in the future. I will also credit you and link back to you. This looks easy and amazing!!!

    Diane Roark
    Pinned it several times!

  2. Erlene says:

    Now I want to make this cake…it looks so good! Pinned.

  3. Cris says:

    This looks sooo good!!! ANd also easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Looks YUMtastic! Thanks for linking up at The Yuck Stops Here! Pinned!

  5. Kimberly says:

    It looks so good that my mouth is watering ! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

  6. WOW does this look deeelish!! … and so easy to make!! Great for when I need my next chocolate fix! Thanks for sharing on Wake Up Wednesday Link Up 🙂

  7. This looks wonderful!! I am now a new follower on Pinterest FB and Blog Lovin

    Thanks for co-hosting from Wake Up Wednesday.

    Please join me on my WW this week
    Oh My Heartsie Girl WW Linky

  8. Nothing makes me happier than a YUMmy chocolate cake! Looks wonderful. Pinned. Thanks for stopping by and linking at The Yuck Stops Here. Hope to see you next week!

  9. Cheryl says:

    I’m thrilled to be stopping by to let you know that I have picked this yummy recipe as one of my favorites on The Yuck Stops Here link party this week! Please stop by sometime after 8 pm ET tonight to pick up your “I’ve been featured” button! You can find this week’s party at http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2463. Congratulations! HUGS

  10. Heaven says:

    You had me at chocolate mousse. In cake form is a bonus. 🙂 Pinned!

  11. Diane Roark says:


    I truly love chocolate cake and this recipe. This mousse in this cake looks divine.

    Many Blessings,

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