Sunday, February 13, 2011

Triple-Chocolate Mousse Cake



So here's the last of my Valentine's Day recipes....you can't have Valentine's Day without chocolate.  Can you??

I was checking out Mom's Kraft Food & Family magazine and on the cover was an amazing bundt cake.  I was a devil's food cake with a mousse layer on top, and even had a chocolate syrup drizzle. 

What really drew me to this cake was the technique.  Don't get me wrong the chocolate is to die for...and I did, trust me, but the method was very unusual.  You see you put the cake layer in first, and then the mousse layer on the top, but by magic they switch places during the baking!!!  How can that be...I had to try it out.

Plus I just wanted a piece of heavenly chocolate cake!

OMG!!! This is all I have to say about this decadent, chocolately, yummy cake.....OMG!!!

Oh yeah, and the layers did switch during the baking!  Amazing!!!

I tweaked the recipe to make this sugar free, but you can just substitute out the Splenda and sugar free cake mix, for full sugar and regular cake mix.

Now be forewarned....this cake takes a lot of time to prep, bake, and refrigerate.  About 5 hours in total...but I had my doubts along the way...but found it was completely worth the effort.

Here's how to make it.

Take a 12-cup bundt pan and spray with cooking spray; pour in chocolate syrup.


 In a large bowl beat cake mix, water, oil and 3 eggs with a mixer 2 min. or until well blended.


Add in the sour cream and mix until smooth. 


Pour this over the syrup in the bundt pan.



Next, in a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and Splenda with mixer until well blended.  


Add eggs, and mix until incorporated.


Add evaporated milk and mix to blend.


In a small bowl melt 4 squares of baker's chocolate until melted.  About 1 1/2 min total. Start with 30 seconds, and stir.  Do another 30 seconds, and stir.  My total was 1 1/2 min.



Add melted chocolate to the mousse mixture and mix to blend completely.




Looks like chocolate milk doesn't it??

Pour the mouse mixture carefully over the cake batter.




Cover with foil and place in a 9x13 pan.  Add about 2" of water.



Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.  Let cool on a wire rack for about 45 min.  Place in the refrigerator, in the pan and let cool for 2 hours.

Once it has cooled.  Take out of the refrigerator, place a plate on the top and invert cake.  You may need to shake it a couple of time, but it will slide right out.

Holy cow!  Look at this baby!!



See the layers?


Want a piece?

(Oops!  I got in such a hurry I forgot the cool whip!  Oh well! you can add it if you want to)


Gotta go....I need another piece of this cake!  Make this...it's super yummy....Enjoy!!


Triple-Chocolate Mousse Cake
Prep: 40 min.
Baking 1 1/2 hrs.
Refrigerating : 2 hrs

1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate syrup
1 pkg.  (2-layer size) sugar-free chocolate devil's food cake mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup  oil
7 eggs, divided
1/2 cup light sour cream
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Neufchatel cheese, softened
1 cup Splenda
1 can (12 oz.) 2% evaporated milk
4 squares  BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted


SPRAY 12-cup fluted tube pan with cooking spray; pour in chocolate syrup.
          
BEAT cake mix, water, oil and 3 eggs with mixer 2 min. or until well blended; blend in sour cream. Pour over syrup in pan.
          
BEAT cream cheese and sugar with mixer until well blended. Add remaining eggs; mix well. Blend in evaporated milk and melted chocolate; gently spoon over cake batter in pan. Cover with foil sprayed with cooking spray, sprayed-side down.
          
PLACE tube pan in shallow pan. Add enough water to larger pan to come at least 2 inches up side of tube pan. Bake 1 hour 30 min. or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate 2 hours. Invert cake onto plate; remove pan. Serve cake topped with COOL WHIP.

4 comments:

  1. Those layers are amazing. Love the star shape of your cake. Looks like it turned out really well. I have a sweet treat linky party that's going on at my blog until Monday evening and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-4.html

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  2. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. The giveaway is now open, so don't forget to come by for a chance to enter.

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  3. This look amazing!

    Thanks for linking up on "Made it on Monday" :)

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  4. This chocolate mousse looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

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