Get yourself ready for one of the most incredible chocolate cakes – the tuxedo cake! It’s incredibly chocolatey and incredibly delicious! This cake is made with rich chocolate cake layers sandwiched between creamy and rich no-bake cheesecake mousse layers. One bite and you’ll be hooked for life! I don’t know where it’s been all my life, but I feel like I was seriously missing out until now!
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How to Make Tuxedo Cake
The chocolate tuxedo cake is a cake like no other! It’s made with rich chocolate cake layers, no-bake cheesecake filling between the layers and more chocolate on top! For this recipe, I used my ‘Best Chocolate Cake’ recipe from my ‘Back to Cake Basics’ series. First, bake the cake and then let it cool completely; do not use warm cake for this recipe because it will melt the cheesecake filling! The cake layers are generously soaked with chocolate sauce and caramel sauce. This makes the cake layers uber rich and moist! Check out my ‘Homemade Caramel Sauce’ recipe for the best caramel!
No-Bake Cheesecake Filling
Next, the layers are filled with two types of no-bake chocolate cheesecake! I make a simple cheesecake base, then divide it in half. Into one half, I add melted semi-sweet chocolate and into the other, melted white chocolate. The cheesecake filling is so light and fluffy and delicate! And for even more chocolate, I also added some chocolate chips between the layers! Every bite of the mousse is heavenly and just melts in your mouth! The combination of cheesecake and chocolate is irresistible!
Assembling the Cake
To assemble this incredible tuxedo cake, I used a springform pan. You can also line the inside of the pan with an acetate cake collar (affiliate link) – it will keep the sides of the cake extra smooth! Drop the first chocolate cake layer into the pan, top with the semi-sweet chocolate cheesecake filling, add the next cake layer and then top with the white chocolate cheesecake. Allow the cake to set in the refrigerator overnight for best results. And to garnish this cake, I just melted some chocolate chips and drizzled the chocolate over the top. BAM – gorgeous cake all done and ready to be devoured!
Enjoyed this decadent chocolate tuxedo cake recipe? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
- Strawberry Tuxedo Cake – a berry version of this amazing cake, with fresh strawberries!
- Triple Chocolate Cheesecake – three layers with three different types of chocolate, with a chocolate crust!
- Chocolate Cherry Mousse Cake – delicate chocolate mousse with cherries and chocolate sponge cake!
- Triple Coffee Cheesecake – coffee cheesecake with coffee mousse and coffee whipped cream!
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I love this tall spring form pan for cakes and cheesecakes.
These handy off-set spatulas are great for spreading cake batter and frosting.
And my classic KitchenAid stand mixer is a must for every kitchen.
This set of nesting glass mixing bowls is great for food prep.