Mocha Mousse Cake

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 198


1 package Betty Crocker SuperMoist chocolate fudge cake mix
1 1/3 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon coffee liqueur or prepared coffee
4 eggs
1 tub Betty Crocker Whipped chocolate ready-to-spread frosting or
Chocolate Whipped Cream Topping
(see Fabulous Frosting and Glazes chapter)
Mocha Mousse:
3/4 cup whipping (heavy) cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup coffee liqueur, or prepared coffee
1 (6-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1- Heat oven to 350°. Grease bottoms and sides of 3 round pans, 8 or 9 x 1 1/2 inches, with shortening lightly flour.

2- Beat cake mix, water, oil, liqueur and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly. Pour about 1 1/2 cups batter into each pan. (If baking only 2 pans at one time, refrigerate remaining batter until ready to use.)

3- Bake about 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around side of pans to loosen cakes remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

4- While cake is cooling, make Mocha Mousse. Fill layers with mousse. Frost side and top of cake with frosting. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Store covered in refrigerator.

Mocha Mousse:
Mix 1/4 cup of the whipping cream, the sugar and liqueur in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and mixture simmers remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips with wire whisk until chips are melted. Stir in vanilla. Pour into large bowl cool about 10 minutes or until room temperature. Beat remaining 1/2 cup whipping cream in chilled medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed just until soft peaks form. Fold whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

High Altitude (3500 to 6500 feet): For 8- or 9-inch pans, heat oven to 375°. Add 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour to dry cake mix. Decrease oil to 1 tablespoon. Beat on low speed 30 seconds, then beat on medium speed 2 minutes.

1 Serving: Calories 390 (Calories from Fat 190) Fat 21g (Saturated 9g) Cholesterol 85mg Sodium 350mg Carbohydrate 45g (Dietary Fiber 2g) Protein 5g. % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 6% Iron 10%.

Betty's Tip: If you want to simplify, use a 2.8-ounce package of chocolate or milk chocolate mousse mix instead of making the Mocha Mousse from scratch. For an extra dose of chocolate, sprinkle chopped semisweet chocolate over the top of the frosted cake.

From "Betty Crocker's Ultimate Cake Mix Cookbook." Text Copyright 2004 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 198
Calories from Fat: 141

This Mocha Mousse Cake recipe is from the Betty Crocker Ultimate Cake Mix Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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