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Dark Chocolate Layer Cake

Layered Dark Chocolate and Egg Nog Mousse Cake

Dark Chocolate Layer Cake with Eggnog Mousse is the perfect holiday flavor combination! Trust me, making this cake is easier than it looks.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dark chocolate, egg nog mousse cake, holiday
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 386kcal


for the cake:

for the eggnog mousse:

  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 1-3.4 oz. box instant vanilla pudding small box
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • chocolate shavings for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray one half sheet pan with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whip butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in eggs and vanilla. In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Alternate adding in dry ingredients with buttermilk and sour cream. Scrape sides, pour in melted chocolate and mix again briefly. Pour into prepared baking sheet and spread as evenly as possible. It will be a very thin layer. Bake 10-12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Cool completely.
  • For the mousse, whip cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside. In another bowl, whip eggnog together with vanilla pudding until it starts to thicken. Fold in cream. Refrigerate until ready to assemble.
  • For assembly, cut chocolate cake into 4 even pieces width-wise. Using a large spatula, remove one of the four pieces and place carefully onto a serving platter. Top with 1/4 of the eggnog mousse. Continue this layering process until you have 4 layers of cake with eggnog mousse in between each, being sure to finish with eggnog mousse. Top with chocolate shavings and refrigerate until serving. Slice into pieces and serve cold.


Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2.1mg