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chocolate mousse cake

Passover Chocolate Mousse Cake

Rich chocolatey goodness with a light and airy mousse on top.
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Course: Dessert, kiddush
Cuisine: American, Jewish, Kosher, Passover
Keyword: cake, mousse, pie
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cool before mousse: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 404kcal


  • spring form pan
  • double boiler
  • electric mixer


  • non-stick cooking spray or cooking oil for greasing the pan
  • 6 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 oz chocolate pieces chopped
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 egg large and separated


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Grease the sides of the springform pan.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar into the springform pan and tap on the sides to make sure that it is evenly distributed over the bottom and sides.
  • Melt the chocolate pieces in the double boiler.
  • Add the margarine, and 3 tablespoon of sugar to the double boiler.
  • Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the vanilla and salt.
  • Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add 2 tablespoon of sugar. Once the sugar has been added, continue beating the mixture until stiff peaks form.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks.
  • Mix a large spoonful of the warm chocolate into the egg yolks.
  • When the eggs have been tempered, pour them into the chocolate and stir.
  • Fold a large spatula full of the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture and then fold the remaining egg whites in as well.
  • Pour 3 cups of the mixture into the pre-greased springform pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Cool in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Pour the remaining batter onto the top of the cake and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Don't forget that the egg whites need to be folded into the batter and not aggressively stirred.
This recipe uses separated eggs and not whole eggs.
The unique thing about this recipe is that the chocolate mousse topping is made from the leftover cake batter.


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1031IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg