This easy chocolate mousse cake recipe is a treat that you will not want to resist.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare three 9-inch cake pans by lining with parchment paper, greasing and lightly flouring.
Put 2 cups of water into a saucepan, mix in the cocoa and boil. Stir until combined and smooth, then turn off and set aside to cool.
In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla together.
Beat in the the dry ingredients alternating with the chocolate mixture.
Beat just until blended, do not over mix.
Divide the batter into the three prepared pans and bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Remove cakes from oven, place on cooling racks and leave them in the pans for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, remove from pans, remove the parchment paper and cool completely on wire racks before frosting.
Let the cakes cool completely before frosting between the layers.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler, or a pot filled with water and bowl. Set aside to cool.
Whip the cream and sugar, to stiff peaks. When chocolate is cool, whisk into cream. Whisk in vanilla and Kahlua. Set aside
Melt chocolate and cream in a double boiler, or a pot filled with water and bowl. Set aside to cool.
Put chocolate mousse in between layers. Then pour chocolate ganache over top of cake. Serve.