This gluten free chocolate mousse cake is the perfect moist, rich chocolate cake topped with light, eggless chocolate mousse. A showstopper!
We began this decadent chocolate mousse cake with our recipe for one bowl gluten free chocolate cake. Since that’s one of the best recipes on the blog, there was no reason to reinvent the wheel.
The richest, easiest chocolate mousse
But there was still the matter of the chocolate mousse. I’ve made chocolate mousse the traditional way, with raw egg whites, and it’s classic and delicious.
But this time I made it with whipped cream in place of egg whites. You really just need the lift to help the chocolate mousse rise high and hold its shape on top of the rich chocolate cake.
See for yourself, my friends. Rich, chocolatey and decadent. No doubt about it.
How to make a clean mousse-topped chocolate cake
To make a beautiful layered cake like this, an acetate cake collar is really ideal. You can buy them online at Amazon.com and at most kitchen supply stores.
But if you don’t have one, you can fashion one from aluminum foil (heavy-duty works best). Just spray the inside of the collar with cooking spray so that the mousse doesn’t stick to it. It’s really quite easy, and you can make the cake way ahead of time.
C’mon. You know you want to impress the pants off of everyone at your next gathering. Go for it!