Chocolate Mousse Cake
This chocolate cake frosted with a rich and creamy chocolate mousse would make an excellent addition to your holiday table.
1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/2 cup cold water
1 (4 serving size) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup whipping cream, stiffly whipped
Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease two 9-inch cake pans with Pan Release or cooking spray.
Prepare cake mix as package directs. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake per instructions on package for 9-inch baking pan. Within 5 to 10 minutes remove the cake from the pan and place on a wire rack until cake is room temperature.
In large mixing bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk and chocolate until well blended. Gradually beat in water and pudding mix until smooth. Chill at least 30 minutes. Beat until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Chill at least 1 hour.
Place one cake layer on serving plate; top with 1 1/2 cups mousse mixture. Top with remaining cake layer. Frost side and top of cake with remaining mousse mixture.
Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.