Chocolate Mousse Crunch Cake

I found this recipe at Our Best Bites and made it for my mother-in-laws birthday!  It was pretty rich, but SO good!!! I was surprised how easy it was to make!  We’ll definitely be making this again!

Serves: 8

Chocolate Mousse Crunch Cake

15 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 1 package Duncan Hines Devil?s Food Cake
  • 1 recipe (give or take a little) Chocolate Ganache
  • Crushed Heath bars or a bag of chocolate-covered Heath bits
  • 1 tsp. unflavored gelatin
  • 1 Tbsp. cold water
  • 2 Tbsp. boiling water (just heat it in a small bowl in your microwave)
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 c. whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Bake cake according to cake mix instructions in 2 8? round pans. Allow to cool and set aside. This can be done several days in advance; just freeze the cakes when you?re done.
  2. In a small bowl, combine gelatin and cold water and allow to stand for about 1 minute. While gelatin is softening, bring 2 Tbsp. water to a boil in the microwave. Whisk into the softened gelatin and allow to cool slightly.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine sugar, cocoa powder, whipping cream, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until medium-stiff peaks form. Mix in gelatin mixture and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Prepare ganache (if you haven?t already) according to directions.
  5. With a serrated knife, carefully slice the dome-iest part of each cake layer off so the layers are level. Place one layer on the serving plate and spread about 1/2 of the chocolate mousse over the cake. Sprinkle with Heath bits.
  6. Place second layer on top of Heath bits.
  7. Spoon ganache over the top layer, allowing it to drip down the sides.  Sprinkle with additional Heath bits and refrigerate until ready to serve.



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