Cappuccino-Chocolate Mousse Cake

31 Jul

July 31st, 2011

I decided to change things up a bit and instead of making chocolate cupcakes, I made a cake. I also had a birthday celebration in which I wanted to make a cake for so it was another reason to switch from the usual cupcakes.  I found the cake recipe in the Bon Appetit book, but modified it a little and instead of using fudge frosting, I opted for a mousse frosting.  I added a lot of espresso powder to the cake batter because I love the smell and taste of espresso. The espresso and chocolate combination makes this cake very rich, but the lite and fluffy mousse balances out the cake part. (I could have eaten just the mousse alone…I had to refrain from licking the spatula!)

I’ve been seeing a lot of strawberries at the grocery store for cheap lately. So I picked some up to add to this birthday mousse cake.

Happy Birthday, July Babies!

4 Responses to “Cappuccino-Chocolate Mousse Cake”

  1. PolishedMe July 31, 2011 at 2:44 PM #

    Nice job! 🙂


  2. Savory Simple July 31, 2011 at 3:49 PM #

    Gorgeous pictures! This looks delicious.


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