Chocolate mousse recipes abound, but this one is unique. Yes, seriously! Get the recipe and try it this weekend. I promise, it's a real crowd-pleaser!

Mom’s Award-Winning Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate mousse recipes abound, but this one is unique. Yes, seriously! Picture a chocolate mousse layer that’s baked and then topped with the rest of the fluffy and decadent chocolate to mimic a fluffy chocolate cake. Sounds yum, right?

Years ago, my mom actually won an award and got featured in the newspaper for this submission. Now, I’m sharing it with you.


Mom’s Award-Winning Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

Mom's Award-Winning Chocolate Mousse Cake

Course Dessert


  • 300 grams dark chocolate (3 bars)
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar, divided in half
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 egg whites


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

  2. In a double boiler, melt chocolate with boiling water and coffee.

  3. While chocolate is melting, beat 6 egg yolks with 1/4 cup of sugar, a pinch of salt, and vanilla extract until color turns pale.

  4. Gradually whisk egg yolk mixture into the chocolate, moving quickly to avoid egg clumps. Set aside.

  5. In a separate bowl, beat 6 egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff.

  6. Fold egg whites into chocolate mixture.

  7. Pour ⅓ of the batter into a greased round baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes, or until set. Do not over bake.

  8. Keep the rest of the batter chilled and when cake is cool, spoon remaining batter on top of crust.

  9. Cover well and freeze.

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