Chocolate Mousse Cake

This decadent chocolate dessert is full of satisfying, rich flavor. The best part? There’s no baking required! Make it the day before for a stress-free gathering.

Serves: 12Prep: 6 hours 45 minutesCook: 5 minutesTotal: 6 hours 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 25 chocolate sandwich cookies, plus more for garnish
  • 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups heavy cream, divided, plus more for garnish


  • Prepare 9” springform pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In food processor, process cookies until fine crumbs. Transfer to bowl; mix with butter. Using the bottom of a measuring glass or cup, press crust into prepared pan. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • In medium bowl, combine chocolate and vanilla.
  • In small saucepan over medium-low heat, add ¾ cup heavy cream. Bring to low simmer, then immediately pour over chocolate. Let sit 1 minute. Whisk until smooth. Cover; chill 10 to 20 minutes, until cool.
  • In large bowl, use electric hand mixer to beat remaining 2¼ cups heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in cooled chocolate mixture until no streaks remain.
  • Spoon mixture over crust. Cover; refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
  • Decorate with crushed cookies and whipped cream, if desired. Serve and refrigerate leftovers.