Chocolate Mousse Cake (ihearteating)

Chocolate Cake

1 3/4 c flour
1 3/4 c sugar
3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
2 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1 t kosher salt
1 c buttermilk (low-fat ok)
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 t vanilla
1 c hot water not boiling

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 x 13″ baking pan. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk and vegetable oil. Whisk in eggs one at a time. Stir in dry ingredients until just combined. Add hot water and vanilla. Whisk until just combined. Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake 30 – 40 min or until wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool to room temperature. Spread Chocolate Mousse over cooled cake. Chill for at least 30 min or until ready to serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Chocolate Mousse

1 1/2 c mini marshmallows
8 oz semisweet baking chocolate chopped
1/2 c milk
2 c heavy whipping cream
1/2 t vanilla

Add mini marshmallows, chocolate and milk to a large, heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until melted and well-combined. Remove from heat and cool completely. In a large bowl, beat whipping cream and vanilla together to soft peak stage. Fold whipped cream into cooled chocolate mix.

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