A chocolate mousse cake like you’ve never had before! My Pomegranate Chocolate Mousse Cake is a real stunner, with layers of delicate sponge cake soaked with pomegranate liqueur with a center of pomegranate gelee. The chocolate mousse is simply heavenly and literally melts in your mouth! For the chocolate mousse recipe, I use my Russian Bird’s Milk recipe – more about that later! Every bite of this chocolate mousse cake is packed with incredible flavors that balance each other out: sweet, tangy and chocolatey!
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Great for the Holidays!
I came up with this chocolate mousse cake creation for the holiday season. I wanted to share something with my readers that would be the centerpiece for every holiday gathering and use in-season pomegranate. The layers in this pomegranate cake are simply stunning and look magical! I’ll definitely be making this many, many times this holiday season!
A Unique Chocolate Mousse Recipe
The mousse component of this cake is called ‘Bird’s Milk’ – a unique name for an incredibly delicious type of Russian cake. If you’ve never tried Russian ‘Bird’s Milk Torte’, you’re in for a real treat. It’s the smoothest, silkiest, most incredible type of mousse – it melts in your mouth and tastes like a bit of heaven!
The classic Russian cake version is made with vanilla mousse and a simple chocolate glaze. My chocolate mousse cake version with pomegranate flavor takes the traditional version to a whole new level! This chocolate mousse recipe calls for agar gelatin – it’s a plant based gelatin that sets at room temperature. I buy mine on Amazon – linked below! Regular gelatin would work, too but you would need to at least double the amount to ensure the cake sets properly.
All Those Layers!
The chocolate mousse is hiding a secret inside! Inside, there is delicate sponge cake soaked with pomegranate liqueur and a pomegranate gelee center and a shiny chocolate glaze to finish the cake! For the sponge cake, I prepared a small batch of my classic sponge cake recipe. It’s super easy to make and perfect for this type of cake. The pomegranate liqueur soaks right into the cake layers and adds incredible fruity flavor, along with the pomegranate gelee center.
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- Chocolate Pomegranate Macarons – these chocolate cookies are filled with pomegranate buttercream!
- Chocolate Cherry Mousse Cake – the best chocolate mousse cake with juicy cherries!
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Need some supplies to make this recipe? You can get them here (Amazon affiliate links):
Here’s a 6-inch cake pan for the center layers. And a large spring form pan for the main cake.
I get my acetate cake collar in a bulk roll then cut it down to size for each cake.
I love both my handheld KitchenAid and my classic stand mixer.
I also get my agar gelatin on Amazon – this package lasts forever!