Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake

Pumpkin shmumpkin.   You convey months left to savor pumpkin desserts! Let’s forgo the gourd for a minute, modify it upward a little, together with tell goodbye to the terminal of the berries amongst this stunning Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake.

I don’t move around calling things “food porn” on a regular basis, hence instead, tin dismiss nosotros only grip that this cake is, for lack of a ameliorate term, a sexy beast? It has a moist, fudgy brownie base, iii layers of lite mousse—chocolate, raspberry, together with vanilla, together with and hence a glossy topping of chocolate together with a tangle of raspberries together with chocolate curls on top. Oh, behave!

I was hence obsessed amongst the dear mousse I made for these Honey Pots amongst Honey Mousse, I couldn’t halt thinking of ways to work that quick together with slow mousse inwards other recipes. It turns out it’s slow to accommodate that mousse for other flavors, hence I made a few tweaks together with shortly institute myself amongst chocolate, raspberry, together with vanilla edible bean variations. You’ll love it—no separating eggs, no whipping whites or yolks, together with no stress.

The mousse is theater plenty to grip upward inwards layers together with cutting cleanly when it’s refrigerated, but equally it comes to room temperature, it develops the most delicious silky, pillowy texture. It’s the perfect contrast to the chewy, fudgy brownie base, together with the juicy berries embedded inwards the raspberry layer!

Of course of didactics I couldn’t permit my tart exit the family naked, hence it’s covered inwards a glossy chocolate ganache that drips only a fleck downward the sides. You could also comprehend the sides completely inwards ganache, hence the 4 layers are a fun surprise when you lot cutting the cake open. I tin dismiss never resist showing off, hence I similar to set them on display, but peradventure you lot are less of a braggart than I am.

Finish the tart amongst a large pile of fresh raspberries together with chocolate shavings. The gilt ornamentation (or “doodad,” equally nosotros telephone phone them inwards the biz) was made using this Wilton chocolate mold together with and hence dry-brushing it amongst gilt luster dust. Totally unnecessary, totally cute. (That should live on the tagline of my site, yes?)


Recipe Notes: if you lot can’t abide by character fresh raspberries, you lot tin dismiss work frozen to brand the puree, together with only omit the fresh berries inwards the mousse layer together with on top. You could also substitute strawberries instead.
I used acetate cake collars to trouble the cake pan together with teach build clean lines when unmolding the mousse. They’re cheap together with real handy for lots of kitchen projects, but if you lot don’t convey them, you lot tin dismiss work waxed newspaper instead. The cake volition withal unmold, but the exterior mightiness non live on equally peachy together with clean.

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake - a gorgeous three-layer mousse cake amongst chocolate, raspberry, together with vanilla mousse, all on a chocolate brownie base.

Course     Dessert
Dessert    Type Cake
Prep Time  3 hours
Cook Time  24 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 24 minutes
Servings   20
Calories   604 kcal
Author     Elizabeth LaBau


For the Brownie Layer:

3 1/3 oz all-purpose flour (3/4 cup)
2 oz unsweetened cocoa pulverization (2/3 cup)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
4 oz unsalted butter
seven 3/4 oz granulated saccharide (1 loving cup +2 tbsp)
2 eggs large, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Mousse:

ix oz semi-sweet chocolate finely chopped
1 3/4 cups heavy cream divided use
Pinch salt
2 tsp unflavored powdered gelatin
2 tbsp water

For the Raspberry Mousse:

1 1/2 cups raspberries fresh
ix oz white chocolate finely chopped
1 1/2 cups heavy cream divided use

2 tsp unflavored powdered gelatin
2 tbsp water
Pink nutrient coloring (optional)

For the Vanilla Mousse:

ix oz white chocolate finely chopped
1 1/2 cups heavy cream divided use
4 tbsp honey
Pinch salt
2 tsp powdered gelatin unflavored
2 tbsp water
2 tsp vanilla edible bean glue (can substitute vanilla extract)

To Finish:

4 oz semi-sweet chocolate finely chopped
4 oz heavy cream
1 pint raspberries fresh
Chocolate curls or other decorations


To Make the Brownie Layer:

1.Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a 9-inch cake pan amongst parchment together with spray good amongst nonstick cooking spray. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, together with baking pulverization inwards a small-scale bowl. Set aside for now.
2.Cube the butter together with house it inwards a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally equally the butter melts. Add the saccharide together with stir it into the melted butter until combined.
3.Remove the pan from the heat, together with permit it cool to lukewarm. Once it has cooled, add together the eggs, 1 at a time, whisking good betwixt each addition. The mixture volition commencement out grainy, but equally you lot add together the eggs, it volition move shiny together with smooth. Whisk the vanilla in. Finally, add together the dry out ingredients, together with stir them inwards amongst a spatula.
4.Scrape the brownie batter into the prepared pan, together with bake it for 22-24 minutes, until a toothpick comes out amongst only a few moist crumbs attached. Cool the brownie layer completely earlier proceeding.

To Make the Mousse Layers:

1.Prepare your pan. You involve a 9-inch pan amongst sides at to the lowest degree 3 inches tall, together with the powerfulness to take the bottom. Either a cake pan amongst a removable bottom or a springform pan volition work. Line the inner wall amongst a 4-inch high acetate cake neckband or strip of aluminum foil or waxed paper. Make certain the acetate or waxed newspaper is long plenty hence that it overlaps itself, together with if you lot are using foil/waxed paper, brand certain you lot cutting the strip tall plenty to extend at to the lowest degree an inch over the pan’s sides, since the cake is close 4 inches tall.
2.Place a cake cardboard inwards the bottom of the pan, together with hence carefully house the baked on compass of the cardboard. Prepare the chocolate mousse layer: combine the chocolate, 3/4 loving cup of cream, together with tabular array salt inwards a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave inwards 30-second increments, stirring every xxx seconds, until the chocolate has melted together with the mixture is smooth. Pour it into a large bowl, together with permit it cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
3.While you lot await for the chocolate mixture to cool, ready the gelatin. Whisk together the gelatin together with the mutual coldness H2O inwards a small-scale bowl, together with laid it aside to permit the gelatin absorb the water. When the chocolate is at room temperature, microwave the bowl of gelatin for fifteen seconds, until it is melted. Whisk the melted gelatin together with chocolate together.
4.Whip the remaining 1 loving cup heavy cream to theater peaks. Fold one-half of the whipped cream into the chocolate, together with 1 time it’s incorporated, gently crimp inwards the remaining whipped cream. Scrape the mousse on compass of the brownie, together with spread it into an fifty-fifty layer. Refrigerate the cake for 25 minutes, until the mouse has started to laid together with is theater plenty that a 2nd layer tin dismiss live on added.
5.For the raspberry mousse, brand a quick puree past times blending 1/2 loving cup fresh raspberries inwards a blender or nutrient processor. Pour them through a fine meshing strainer to take the seeds, together with mensurate out 1/4 loving cup raspberry puree. (If you lot convey extra puree, relieve it for some other use.)
6.Combine the white chocolate, raspberry puree, 1/2 loving cup of heavy cream, together with tabular array salt inwards a microwave-safe bowl. Continue to brand this layer the same agency you lot made the chocolate layer, past times melting together with cooling the chocolate, whisking inwards melted gelatin, together with folding inwards whipped cream. Add a few drops of pinkish nutrient coloring to boost the pinkish color, if desired. At the real end, stir inwards the remaining 1 loving cup of fresh raspberries together with pour the mousse over the chocolate mousse layer. Spread it into an fifty-fifty layer, together with refrigerate again.
7.Finally, ready the vanilla edible bean layer. Combine the white chocolate, 1/2 loving cup heavy cream, honey, together with tabular array salt inwards a microwave-safe bowl. Continue to brand this layer the same agency you lot made the previous 2 layers. At the real end, stir inwards the vanilla edible bean glue together with pour the mousse over the raspberry mousse layer. Refrigerate to laid the mousse layers real well, at to the lowest degree 4 hours or overnight.
8.To destination the cake, force the bottom out from the pan, or unhinge the sides, together with let on the acetate strip. Transfer the cake to your serving platter. Make a quick chocolate ganache past times putting the chopped chocolate inwards a small-scale bowl together with heating the cream to a simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate together with whisk gently until the chocolate melts together with you lot convey a smooth, shiny mixture.
9.Pour the ganache over the compass of the cake, together with work a spatula to nudge it correct to the border together with over inwards evenly spaced drizzles. Don’t worry if the compass is non smooth—it volition live on covered up! Add the fresh raspberries together with chocolate curls on compass of the cake. Refrigerate to laid the ganache.
10.For the cleanest slices, cutting the cake when it is good chilled. Use a large abrupt knife, together with launder it oftentimes betwixt cuts. For the best gustation together with texture, allow the cake slices to sit down at room temperature for 10-15 minutes earlier serving.
11.Store Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake, well-wrapped, inwards the fridge for upward to a week.

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