Monday, January 23, 2017

Chocolate Layer Cake with Irish Cream Cheesecake Mousse

What's better than chocolate cake?  In my family chocolate cake is one of the top five favorite desserts.  I know this because I took a poll.  The only other cake to make the top five desserts list is our favorite carrot cake.  We usually prefer our chocolate cake with a simple chocolate buttercream frosting, but occasionally I try to mix it up by introducing a new filling to the cake like this Irish Cream Cheesecake Mousse.

A Kicked up Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Irish Cream Mousse Chocolate Cake
Irish Cream Mousse Chocolate Layer Cake

Recently, I made our favorite chocolate cake with this yummy Irish Cream Cheesecake Mousse filling.  The Irish Cream mousse is the same as in the Irish Cream Trifles I made for a special New Year's Eve dinner to welcome 2016.  Those individual trifles were delicious and I thought the cheesecake mousse would also pair perfectly with our favorite chocolate cake.
Chocolate Layer Cake with Irish Cream Cheesecake Mousse

Our favorite chocolate cake is made using the Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Cake recipe and "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting.  This is a dependable cake recipe.  It's easy to make and always tastes delicious.  That's why it is always the chocolate cake I make for my family.  The mousse couldn't be easier to make.  With just five ingredients beat together for a couple of minutes, you'll have a delicious mousse ready to spread on your cake's layers.

Make this cake at least a day ahead of when you plan to serve it.  You'll want to chill the cake completely to allow the mousse to set and make the cake easy to slice.    Leftover cake can be sliced into individual servings, wrapped in plastic wrap and frozen for another day.  This cake freezes beautifully.

Bailey's Cheesecake Mousse
Bailey's Cheesecake Mousse

Bailey's Cheesecake Mousse 

  • 2-8 ounce blocks of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1 container Cool Whip, defrosted

To Make the Cheesecake Mousse Layer

 Mix together the sugar and cocoa powder in a small bowl until well combined. Beat the cream cheese, sugar mixture, and Irish Cream liqueur together with a mixer until light and fluffy.  Fold in the Cool Whip.

To Make the Chocolate Layer Cake

Prepare the Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake or your favorite chocolate cake using two 9-inch cake pans.  When cool, slice each cake layer in half.  Spread one layer with one-third of the cheesecake mousse.  Top with another layer of cake.  Spread that layer of cake with another third of the cheesecake mousse and top with another layer of cake.  Spread the remaining mousse on the cake and top with the remaining layer of cake.

Chill the cake for at least two hours.  Then prepare the "Perfectly Chocolate" chocolate frosting and frost the sides and top of the cake.  Chill until ready to serve.

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1 comment:

  1. My husband loves chocolate. LOVES it. Yesterday was national chocolate cake day and I will have to make this for him this weekend as a belated celebration LOL!


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