The Boho Baker’s Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake decorated with gold
  • 8 servings
  • 1 hour 30 minutes, plus cooling time to prepare
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  • For the cake
  • 300g dark chocolate
  • 275g caster sugar
  • 165g unsalted butter
  • 5 eggs
  • Pinch salt
  • 1tbsp ground almonds
  • For the topping
  • Edible gold lustre dust
  • Vodka, for mixing


The Boho BakerThe Boho Baker describes herself as “Baker. Writer. Forager. Wanderer. Organic ingredient and edible floral Enthusiast. Member of the Guild of Food Writers.” Very local to our HQ in Preston, she’s our fabulous professional guest recipe writer, and champion of celebrating the best of our local produce. Follow her on instagram @thebohobaker

This chocolate mousse cake is a little bit of luxury, perfect as a rich after dinner dessert.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C(fan)/gas mark 4. Grease and line a 20cm cake tin, preferably one with a removable base.
  2. Melt the chocolate, butter, caster sugar, and salt in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Remove from the heat and leave the chocolate mixture to cool slightly.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and ground almonds. Gently fold into the chocolate mixture until thick and glossy. Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake for 45 minutes before leaving to cool on a wire rack.
  4. When the cake is fully cool, mix together the gold lustre dust with the vodka, a drop at a time, until a paint has formed. Dip a clean paintbrush into the gold mixture and flick it over the cake, creating a splattered effect. Serve with cream or custard.