Mousse Cake

Chocolate Shortbread Crust, Cookie Butter Mousse and Chocolate Mousse topped with more chocolate from

Chocolate and Cookie Butter Mousse Cake with Chocolate Shortbread Crust

Oh lordy…. Look at who’s gaining forty!


All these darn desserts have totally ruined my diet. My master plan to make everyone cheat has completely backfired on me. Sigh… I guess I’ll just have another slice of this Mousse Cake and wallow in my misery with these chocolate curls.

Anyone else care to join me?

Giant Chocolate Curls top this amazing Mousse Cake from

How can you resist these chocolate curls?  Come on….  I know you wanna…

They are so beautiful and came out great! It really helped to watch this video from Heather Baird, aka Sprinkle Bakes!

See? Very easy. Now go make some to top this dessert!

Chocolate Curls atop a Chocolate and Cookie Butter Mousse Cake from #dietersdownfall.comThe summer is almost over, just a few more weeks to wear your bathing suit, so why not indulge and just enjoy this super decadent dessert. You can skip (gasp!) baking your own cookies and make this entirely no-bake if you want to.

I called this a Mousse CAKE…. What would you call it? It’s not a pie or a tart. And it’s definitely not a cheesecake. Maybe Torte? Would Torte be better? Hmmm… I don’t know.

All I know was this was really good!

Cookie Butter and Chocolate Mousse Cake

Serves: 1 9 inch cake

Chocolate Shortbread Crust layered with Cookie Butter and Chocolate Mousse and then coated in Chocolate Ganache and jumbo chocolate curls.
For the Ganache
  • 3 oz Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons Milk
For the Chocolate Curls
  • 1½ cups Chocolate Chips
  1. Crumble 12 - 15 3" Cookies and combine with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Press into a 9 inch springform pan. Chill.
  2. Layer Cookie Butter Mousse and refrigerate 6 hours.
  3. Layer Chocolate Mousse and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Before serving, melt bittersweet chocolate in a double boiler and stir until smooth. Whisk in milk until silky, smooth and shiny. Add more milk as needed to make a thinner ganache. Allow to cool, but not harden for 20 - 30 minutes before pouring over mousse.
  5. Melt chocolate chips and spread across a cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 5 minutes to harden, then warm up for 5 minutes before scraping off to create the curls. Refer to video above for help.
  6. Slice and serve.
Allow enough time for the mousse and chocolate to firm up in the fridge before serving.

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies - top them with frosting or turn them into a crust. from #dietersdownfall.comFind the Chocolate Shortbread Recipe HERE.









Creamy Cookie Butter and Chocolate Mousse fillings. from

Find the Cookie Mousse Recipes HERE.



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  1. Love It! The chocolate curls tuned out beautifully! And I’m with ya on the weight gain … I always say: My Food Blog Is Making Me Fat!!! … and my total lack of self control 😛

  2. That cake looks absolutely yummy!!! Love the video… make it look so easy!!!

  3. I think I gained 40 looking at this gorgeous dessert! And those curls! WOW!!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      That was kinda the point! I kinda impressed myself with the curls. I wasn’t sure how they would turn out.

  4. Karyn…sigh….just visiting this page ALONE is packing the weight on me! This cake is absolutely beyond divine! Those chocolate curls are perfect! Wow, I have to keep this recipe and try this over the holidays; my family will flip for this! Gorgeous photos, as always! Pinning and thanks for sharing – have an awesome weekend!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Thanks, Cindy. I loved the Mousse and it would also be great in a bowl with some curls on it for fun!

  5. this is a lovely dessert on my hormonal days if ya know what i mean…heck, any day really!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Any old Tuesday would be a fine day to enjoy this! My neighbors didn’t need any special reason to eat it.

  6. This looks amazing!! You make the most wow worthy desserts!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Well then my goal is complete. I just hope that I continue to live up to the wow factor… but I really think you’ll like next week’s post as well

  7. Oh my goodness! This looks so decadent. A chocolate lovers dream. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  8. Wow that looks so amazing and so pretty!

  9. Wow, that looks really good and really decadent. I will have to keep this recipe in mind.

  10. Heavenly cake, no doubt!!

  11. This looks amazing! I just found you over at Tuesday Talent Show and would love for you to come share at my From the Farm Blog Hop! It’s a fun party that’s just getting started for this week.
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  12. I think I seriously want to marry this cake! Wait. I am married.
    So, I would consider cheating on my husband with this cake… 😉
    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!!

  13. This cake looks oh-so decadent! I love the chunky chocolate curls on the top. I’d be thrilled if you’d come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays:

  14. This is GORGEOUS. I’m part of a family full of chocolate lovers, so this would make an impressive birthday cake for one of them.

  15. Everything about this is calling out to me! I especially love the chocolate curls and cookie butter mousse. Stopping by from Whimsy Wednesday to say hi

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Thanks so much. I knew it needed something special for the top. I’m glad it worked out so well!

  16. Oh my gosh, girl… you KILL me with these recipes! LOVE this cake!

  17. wow that looks delicious!!!!!

  18. This looks so beautiful and like the perfect thing to satisfy my chocolate addiction! (For a few minutes at least)

  19. This may be one of the most amazing deserts I have ever seen! Thank you so much for sharing at Monday Funday!

  20. looks delicious. can this cake be frozen? (I’d have thought it could just be left in the freezer, but the instructions say that it can only be refrigerated for three days…do you know if the mousse would separate if left frozen? Or would the glaze turn dull? It seems such a wonderful cake to make and freeze to keep on hand but the recipe doesn’t seem to agree?

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      That’s a good question. I honestly don’t know. This isn’t thick like a cheesecake that freezes well. It’s all whipped cream with the peanut butter and chocolate folded into it. I don’t see why freezing it wouldn’t work. I freeze milk and whipped cream, so I’d think this would freeze. I’d just be worried about ice crystals in air pockets. For the chocolate glaze, I’d hold off an adding that until it’s defrosted and you are going to serve it. I hope this helps.


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