Caramel Mousse Cake

Savor the richness of this Caramel Mousse Cake! Crafted without gelatin and featuring a creamy cream cheese base, it promises a sumptuous texture that delights with every bite. Pairing luscious chocolate cake layers with velvety salted caramel mousse, this dessert is a heavenly treat!

Caramel Mousse Cake

Caramel Mousse Cake


  • Salted Caramel:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Cake:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup hot coffee
  • Caramel Mousse:
  • 1 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel sauce, cooled
  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Caramel for topping:
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel sauce


  1. Salted Caramel Sauce:
  2. Heat sugar in a heavy-bottom saucepan over medium-low heat until it caramelizes to a deep color.
  3. Remove from heat and slowly add butter and heavy cream while stirring. Stir in sea salt and vanilla extract off the heat.
  4. Let cool in the refrigerator until thickened.
  5. Chocolate Cake:
  6. Preheat the oven to 300°F and line a 9-inch springform cake pan with parchment paper.
  7. Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add egg, vegetable oil, vanilla, and buttermilk, beating until combined. Mix in hot coffee.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely.
  9. Caramel Mousse:
  10. Beat heavy cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form. In another bowl, beat cream cheese and caramel until smooth.
  11. Gently fold whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
  12. Assembly:
  13. Spread mousse over the cooled cake. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight until set.
  14. Pour 1/3 cup salted caramel on top and spread evenly. Enjoy the decadence!

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