Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Mousse Buttercreammm

Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth

By Jill O'Connor

Published 2007

  • About

It may be called devil’s food, but this cake is pure heaven for the chocoholics among you. Devil’s food is distinguished by its heavy jolt of chocolate flavor, often, as it is here, a combination of cocoa powder and melted dark chocolate. Dark brown sugar and either sour cream or buttermilk are usually in the mix as well, making for a dense, rich, old-fashioned layer cake perfect with the Chocolate Mousse Buttercreammm. I made this cake for my father’s sixty-fifth birthday; it is the perfec