Chocolate Almond Mousse Cake

Turn a simple cake mix into an elegant layer cake with a creamy filling.

  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) devil's food cake mix with pudding
1 1/3
cups water
1/2
cup oil
3
eggs

Mousse

12
oz semisweet chocolate, cut into pieces
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
3
cups whipping (heavy) cream, whipped

Topping

2
tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted*
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line bottom of pan with waxed paper; spray paper with cooking spray.
  • 2 Make cake mix as directed on box using water, oil and eggs. Pour batter into sprayed paper-lined pan.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Invert cake onto wire rack; remove pan and paper. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, melt chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in almond extract. Cool 10 minutes or until slightly cooled. Genlty stir cooled chocolate into whipped cream.
  • 5 Trim edges of cake. Cut cake lengthwise into 2 long layers. Place 1 layer on serving platter. Spread with 1/3 of mousse. Repeat with remaining cake layer and 1/3 of mousse. Place remaining 1/3 of mousse in pastry bag fitted with star tip. Pipe border around bottom and top of cake. Decorate top of cake with mousse rosettes. Sprinkle top with almonds. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    460
    (
    Calories from Fat
    300),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    33g
    33%
    (Saturated Fat
    16g,
    16%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    95mg
    95%;
    Sodium
    250mg
    250%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    37g
    37%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    26g
    26%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 6 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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