Creamy Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe With A Delicate Lattice Design

If you're on this page, that can mean only one thing — you're a desperate chocoholic looking for your next cocoa kick! Your wish is our command. In fact, we're giving you two delightfully delicate chocolate cake recipes with a sweet secret. What sort of a secret, I hear you ask? We'll only say this much: both have a liquid center of sorts.

1. Chocolate Mousse Cake

You'll need:

For the dough:

  • 6 oz flour
  • 5¼ oz sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 5¼ oz butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavoring

For the filling:

  • ¾ oz sugar
  • 8½ fl oz milk
  • ¾ oz pudding mix
  • 7 oz melted chocolate
  • 4½ fl oz cream

Here's how:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the dough to a bowl and knead them together. Refrigerate before continuing.
  2. Take about a quarter of the dough and put it to one side. Press the rest of the dough into a small springform cake pan; the bottom of the pan should be covered and there should be a one-inch border around the edge. Use a fork to poke holes into the dough to prevent air pockets from forming during baking. 
  3. Add sugar and milk to a pot. Add several spoonfuls of the milk to the pudding mix before tipping it into the pot. Cook the mixture and continue to stir until it has thickened. Next, stir in the melted chocolate and cream into a smooth mixture before adding it to the pudding. Once well mixed, spoon the chocolate pudding mix onto the chocolate cake base and smooth it flat.
  4. Roll the dough out in a circular shape and cut it into eight strips of equal thickness. You won't need the two outermost strips. Now place three of the dough strips on top of the cake, keeping distance between them. Next place the three remaining strips on top of these so that you create a lattice design. Use the prongs of a fork to press the dough strips to the edge of the cake. To finish, bake the cake in a convection oven set to 340°F for 40 minutes.

2. Mini Chocolate Molten Cakes 

You'll need (for 6 servings):

  • 4 oz butter
  • 3¼ oz dark chocolate
  • 3¼ oz sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp baking cocoa
  • 1½ oz flour

Here's how:

  1. Put the butter and the chopped chocolate into a bowl that sits over a pot of boiling water. The steam will gently melt the chocolate, so that you can easily mix it with the butter. 
  2. In a second bowl, beat the egg and sugar until frothy. Add the cocoa along with the flour, and beat until smooth. Pour in the melted butter and chocolate mixture and mix well. 
  3. Transfer the mixture to a greased, six-cup muffin pan and bake for seven minutes at 430°F.

Our Chocolate Mousse Cake keeps its wonderfully creamy filling under close watch behind bars. However, they'll provide little resistance to hungry mouths with spoons at the ready!


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