Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake is a chocolate lover’s dream! It magically creates distinct layers in the cake resulting in a gorgeous cake that looks like it came from a bakery! Easy to put together and bake, you can impress your friends when you tell them you made it yourself!

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Today, for #Choctoberfest2016, I am sharing with you one of my newest obsessions! The first time I ever saw this recipe I was impressed by the layers. My first thought was “how” does this happen? You know, the mousse part being at the top of the cake, which is really the bottom of the pan?

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

When mixing this cake I realized what causes it to layer after getting to the 3rd layer step in adding the batter to the pan. The cream cheese mixture is a very thin mixture that you gently spoon over the top of the other two layers (the chocolate syrup and the cake mix batter). As you spoon, you see the thin liquid slowly start to sink into the cake and it ends up in the bottom of the pan.

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

The other very important part is you actually cover the cake pan with aluminum foil before baking and bake it in a water bath. As a cake baker, the thought of covering your cake pan before baking with foil may cause a bit of alarm. After all, we are used to cakes rising slightly above the pan! Go against your instincts here because it works, I promise!

Imperial Sugar

I want to thank Imperial Sugar for being a #Choctoberfest sponsor again this year! As our Gold Sponsor they are contributing to our prize pack giveaway with over 80 pounds of sugar! Be enter the giveaway and check out the link up below the recipe for more great chocolate recipes! (for more information on the entire prize package, click the link to the giveaway post!

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Three layers of chocolate in this delicious, moist cake!
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 174kcal


  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 pkg. 2-layer size chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 7 eggs
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 cup Imperial granulated sugar
  • 12- oz 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8 cup bundt pan with cooking spray and pour 1/2 cup chocolate syrup into bottom of bundt pan.
  • Place 3 eggs, water, oil, and cake mix into large mixing bowl and mix with hand mixer until well combined. Pour batter over top of syrup in bundt pan.
  • In another large mixing bowl combine the softened cream cheese and sugar until well combined. Add remaining eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add evaporated milk and melted chocolate and stir until well combined. Batter will be very runny.
  • Gently spoon cream cheese mixture over cake.
  • Cover bundt pan with aluminum foil and place in large shallow pan, adding water to shallow pan until it covers the bundt pan about 2 inches.
  • Bake in oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into cake.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely. Place entire bundt pan (with cake) in refrigerator and refrigerate at least two hours.
  • When ready to serve, invert cake onto serving platter and see the magic!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 82mg | Sugar: 16g


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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Robin Chesser October 15, 2016 at 2:27 am - Reply

    When putting the water in the pan should the water be cold or hot?

    • Shelby October 15, 2016 at 6:45 am - Reply

      You should use cold water, you put the water in the pan before it all goes in the oven. Thank you for asking, I will update the instructions to make sure it’s in there!

      • Robin Chesser October 16, 2016 at 9:51 am - Reply

        Thank you!

  2. Cindy October 15, 2016 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Beautiful Shelby!

  3. Sammie October 20, 2016 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Oh wow what a fantastic recipe resulting in a brilliant cake. I have a new Bundt pan to try this out in. Thank you.

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