Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min. + cooling


16 servings

Updated: Feb. 28, 2023
When it's too hot to bake something sweet but you're craving chocolate, my chocolate mousse torte is all you need. Stack up the layers any way you like. —Samantha Hernandez, Vacaville, California
Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 18 Oreo cookies
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 6 teaspoons unflavored gelatin, divided
  • 3 tablespoons cold water, divided
  • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 5 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 5 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Pulse cookies in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Add melted butter; pulse until combined. Press onto bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
  2. In a small saucepan, sprinkle 2 teaspoons gelatin over 1 tablespoon cold water; let stand 1 minute. Heat and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved; remove from heat.
  3. Place bittersweet chocolate and 1/2 cup cream in a metal bowl over a small saucepan of hot water; heat and stir until mixture is smooth. Stir in gelatin mixture. Transfer to a medium bowl; cool completely. Repeat twice with milk and white chocolates.
  4. In a large bowl, beat vanilla and remaining 3 cups cream until stiff peaks form. Fold 2 cups whipped cream (a third of the total whipped cream) into cooled bittersweet chocolate; spread over crust. Refrigerate until set, 25-30 minutes. Repeat twice with milk and white chocolates, keeping remaining whipped cream chilled until needed.
  5. Refrigerate torte, covered, until set, about 4 hours. To serve, loosen sides from pan with a knife. Carefully remove rim from pan.
Chocolate Mousse Torte Tips

Do you need gelatin to make chocolate mousse torte?

Yes, you need gelatin to make chocolate mousse torte as this is what helps it set. Each envelope of unflavored gelatin contains 1 tablespoon, so you'll need two packages for this recipe.

What other toppings can you put on chocolate mousse torte?

We topped this chocolate mousse torte with crushed Oreo cookies, but you can use other toppings if you prefer. For a rich, chocolaty finish, top individual slices with chocolate ganache and fresh raspberries. Or, serve with homemade whipped cream and a dusting of baking cocoa.

How long will chocolate mousse torte last?

Leftover chocolate mousse torte (if there is any!) should be covered and stored in the fridge. Be sure to eat it within 4 days. After this chocolate mousse torte is finished, try more of our mousse recipes, including lemon mousse, white chocolate mousse and even margarita mousse!

Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 467 calories, 39g fat (24g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.