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Chocolate Puppy Mousse Cake


I’m excited to share with you my Chocolate Mousse Puppy Cake recipe that I often bake for my daughters. It’s incredibly lifelike and, believe it or not, I’ve never actually tasted it myself, despite having made it several times. My daughters absolutely adore this cake, and it’s surprisingly easy to make.

mousse puppy dog

Equipment

Ingredients

Step 1. Melt the Chocolate

To start, you’ll need a cup with some hot water in it. Then, take a pastry bag and cover the cup with it. Add chocolate chips to the bag and let them melt in the hot water.

melt chocolate chips

Optional. Place Chocolates on Nose, Eyes, and Nails

Once the chocolate chips are completely melted, snip a small hole in the bag. Next, prepare a mousse cake mold and place chocolates on the nose, eyes, and nails. You can skip this step if it seems too complicated; the cake will still turn out great and look uniform in color.

place chocolates on nose, eyes, nails

Step 2. Prepare the Chocolate Mousse Mixture

Now, set that aside and let’s prepare the chocolate mousse mixture. Pour milk into a bowl, then add gelatin powder. Mix them thoroughly. Microwave the bowl for 30 seconds, then stir until the gelatin fully melts into the milk.

mousse mixture

Incorporate the melted chocolate and mix well.

mousse mixture finished

Step 3. Prepare the Heavy Whipping Cream

Once the chocolate paste is ready, let’s move on to the heavy whipping cream. You’ll need heavy whipping cream and sugar (a bit more sugar is needed due to the dark chocolate). Whip the cream with an electric whisk until it forms lines, then blend in the chocolate paste. Once mixed, your mousse paste is complete.

heavy shipping cream

Step 4. Pour Mousse Paste into Puppy Mold

First, transfer the mousse paste into a container with a pointed spout. Then, carefully pour the mousse paste into the puppy mold. This recipe should be just the right amount for one puppy mousse cake. Make sure to fill the four legs.

pour mousse paste into puppy mold

Step 5. Freeze and Enjoy!

Now, place it in the freezer for at least 8 hours.

After freezing, remove the cake from the mold. Start demolding from the middle and gently break it away all around. Avoid starting from the legs as they are fragile and can break easily. Slowly work your way from the head. When you’re about halfway through, flip it onto a plate and gently peel away the mold. The last part to unmold will be the legs, and they should come out perfectly.

remove mousse from mold

And there you have it, a delightful and lifelike mousse puppy cake! It’s incredibly cute, and I can hardly wait to dig in. This is a fun bake that your kids will surely love.

chocolate puppy mousse recipe
Chocolate Puppy Mousse

Chocolate Puppy Mousse

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 25 minutes

Instructions

Equipment

Ingredients

Steps

Step 1: Melt ChocolateHeat water in a cup, cover with a pastry bag, and melt chocolate chips inside.

Optional: Add Decorative Chocolates. Once melted, snip a hole in the bag and apply chocolates to the mousse cake mold for the nose, eyes, and nails.

Step 2: Chocolate Mousse Mixture. Mix milk and gelatin powder, microwave for 30 seconds, and stir until dissolved. Add melted chocolate.

Step 3: Whip Cream. Whip heavy cream and sugar, blend into the chocolate mix to create mousse.

Step 4: Fill Mold. Transfer mousse into a container with a pointed spout and pour into the puppy mold.

Step 5: Freeze and Demold. Freeze for 8 hours, start demolding from the middle, and gently remove the mold.

Notes

Tips to Remove Cake from Mold:

  • Start demolding from the middle and gently break it away all around.
  • Avoid starting from the legs as they are fragile and can break easily.
  • Slowly work your way from the head. When you're about halfway through, flip it onto a plate and gently peel away the mold.
  • The last part to unmold will be the legs, and they should come out perfectly.

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I’m Jennifer Schlette, a Registered Dietitian and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I love cooking, reading, and my kids! Here you’ll find the healthiest recipes & substitutions for your cooking. Enjoy, and be well, friends!

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