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Mousse Cake

You’ll love this Mousse Cake with Chocolate Shortbread Crust layered with Cookie Butter Mousse and Chocolate Mousse and then coated in Chocolate Ganache and jumbo chocolate curls.

A decadent dessert. Chocolate Shortbread Cookie base, two types of mousse layers, and chocolate curls for days! This Mousse Cake will be a hit at your dinner party.

A decadent dessert. Chocolate Shortbread Cookie base, two types of mousse layers, and chocolate curls for days! This Mousse Cake will be a hit at your dinner party.

Chocolate and Cookie Butter Mousse Cake with Chocolate Shortbread Crust

Oh lordy…. Look at who’s gaining forty (pounds)! ME! This Mousse Cake was amazingly decadent and so pretty to serve. From the Chocolate Shortbread crust to the two different layers of mousse and then covered in ganache and huge chocolate curls – this dessert is a showstopper! I loved every bite of it and so did my family. Seriously, I want another slice just typing this is, but alas, it’s been given away so that I don’t end up looking like a barge.

I called this a Mousse CAKE…. What would you call it? It’s not a pie or a tart. And it’s definitely not a cheesecake. Maybe Torte? Would Torte be better? Hmmm… I don’t know. All I know was this was really good!

A decadent dessert that's truly a showstopper. This Mousse Cake has it all! Layers of chocolate shortbread, cookie butter mousse, chocolate mousse, and ganache. It was so good!

All these darn desserts have totally ruined my diet. My master plan to make everyone cheat has completely backfired on me. Sigh… I guess I’ll just have another slice of this Mousse Cake and wallow in my misery with these chocolate curls.

Slice into this Mousse Cake for a wonderful dessert. Simply decadent.

Anyone else care to join me?

Chocolate Curls for days! This Mousse Cake is layered high with impressive chocolate curls that you can make at home. It's so easy!

How can you resist these chocolate curls?  Come on….  I know you wanna… 🙂

They are so beautiful and came out great! It really helped to watch this video from Heather Baird, aka Sprinkle Bakes!

See? Very easy. Now go make some to top this dessert!

Mousse Cake

Chocolate Shortbread Crust layered with Cookie Butter and Chocolate Mousse and then coated in Chocolate Ganache and jumbo chocolate curls.

Preparation 00:00
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 0:10
Serves 1- 9inch cake     adjust servings

Ingredients

For the Ganache

  • 3 oz Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons Milk

For the Chocolate Curls

  • 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Crumble 12 - 15 3" Cookies and combine with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Press into a 9 inch springform pan. Chill.
  2. Layer Cookie Butter Mousse and refrigerate 6 hours.
  3. Layer Chocolate Mousse and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Before serving, melt bittersweet chocolate in a double boiler and stir until smooth. Whisk in milk until silky, smooth and shiny. Add more milk as needed to make a thinner ganache. Allow to cool, but not harden for 20 - 30 minutes before pouring over mousse.
  5. Melt chocolate chips and spread across a cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 5 minutes to harden, remove from fridge and let it sit out to warm up for 5 minutes before scraping off to create the curls. Refer to video below for help.
  6. Slice and serve.

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Recipe Notes

Allow enough time for the mousse and chocolate to firm up in the fridge before serving.

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This Mousse Cake is part three is a three part recipe series. You can always buy the cookies and the mousse, but if you want to make it all from scratch, here’s the Chocolate Shortbread Recipe and the Chocolate Mousse Recipes.

Homemade Chocolate Shortbread cookie crust, two types of mousse filling, and a pile of chocolate curls makes this an amazing Mousse Cake.

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