This Chocolate Mousse Crunch Cake is so easy to make and full of amazing flavor. It is so yummy and only requires a few simple ingredients.
Keyword: Easy Dessert Recipe, homemade cake
15.25ouncesDevils Food Cake Mixwe used Duncan Hines
1cupwater(as called for with Duncan Hines)
3eggs(as called for with Duncan Hines)
⅓cupvegetable oil(as called for with Duncan Hines)
8ouncesChocolate Covered Heath bits
8ouncessemi sweet chocolate
Bake cake according to cake mix instructions in 2 8 inch round pans. Allow to cool and set aside. This can be done several days in advance; just freeze the cakes when you're done.
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.
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.
Prepare ganache according to directions.
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.
Place second layer on top of Heath bits.
Spoon ganache over the top layer, allowing it to drip down the sides. Sprinkle with additional Heath bits and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Place chocolate and butter in a glass or other heat safe bowl.
Heat cream in either the microwave or on the stove top until it’s steaming hot with bubbles around the edges, but not boiling. Pour over the chocolate and let it sit undisturbed for 3-4 minutes. Whisk until smooth.
If you buy a different brand of Devil's Food cake mix, follow the directions on the box.