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Chocolate Cappuccino Mousse Cake

 Chocolate Cappuccino Mousse Cake
Layers of coffee-flavored angel food cake and decadent chocolate mousse are covered with a to-die-for buttercream frosting. Each slice of this dessert is like a piece of heaven. It takes some time to prepare, but the compliments that follow make the effort worth it.—Jane Woods, Fort Worth, Texas
16 ServingsPrep: 70 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee
  • FILLING:
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • FROSTING:
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 5-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  • Line the bottoms of three 9-in. round baking pans with waxed paper;
  • set aside. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, water and coffee on
  • low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 1 minute. Gently spoon
  • batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or
  • until tops are golden brown and dry. Cool in pans on wire racks.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chocolate, coffee granules
  • and cinnamon. In a small saucepan, cook and stir cream over medium

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Chocolate Cappuccino Mousse Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • heat until hot (do not boil). Pour over chocolate mixture; stir
  • until smooth. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until chilled and
  • slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Beat on medium speed just
  • until stiff peaks form.
  • In a large bowl, beat the frosting ingredients until light and
  • fluffy. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with half of
  • the filling. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread
  • frosting over the top and sides of cake. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 478 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 270 mg sodium, 73 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.