Indulge in Richness with Our Mocha Mousse Torte Recipe

Greetings, dear coffee and chocolate lovers! As a barista extraordinaire, I am pleased to share with you a recipe that will tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your cravings for that perfect combination of caffeine and cocoa. Brace yourselves for the explosion of flavors that is the Mocha Mousse Torte (Flourless)!

This recipe is not for the faint-hearted or the calorie-conscious, but for those who want to indulge in a super moist and decadent dessert that will be the talk of any party or gathering. The combination of flourless chocolate cake, coffee mousse, and ganache makes this dessert rich, creamy, and irresistibly delicious.

As a coffee connoisseur, I can assure you that this recipe will elevate your love for coffee and chocolate to another level. It uses brewed coffee to enhance the flavors and to balance the sweetness of the ingredients. Trust me; this recipe will exceed all your expectations.

Do not be intimidated by the number of ingredients or steps required in this recipe. With some patience, practice, and a dash of creativity, you too can create this masterpiece in your very own kitchen. Besides, who wouldn’t want to impress their friends and family with a tantalizing dessert like this?

So, without further ado, let us dive into the world of Mocha Mousse Torte (Flourless). Whether you are gluten-free or just looking for a fantastic dessert to add to your repertoire, this recipe is bound to become one of your favorites. Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Mousse Torte (Flourless)
Mocha Mousse Torte (Flourless)

Listen up, coffee and chocolate lovers! This recipe is going to blow your mind.

Why will you love this Mocha Mousse Torte? Let me tell you. First of all, it’s flourless, which is a great option for those with gluten sensitivities. But don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s anything less than decadent. This cake is loaded with chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate.

The bittersweet chocolate in the ganache is balanced perfectly with the sweetness of the powdered sugar and espresso powder in the mousse, making every bite an explosion of flavor. The coffee flavor is strong but not overpowering, and it adds a nice depth that melds perfectly with the richness of the dark chocolate.

If you’re a fan of mousse cakes, this one takes the cake (excuse my pun). The texture is light and airy, yet still incredibly moist and fudgy. It’s like biting into a cloud made of chocolatey goodness.

And if that’s not enough to convince you, how about the fact that it’s super easy to make? Only a handful of ingredients are needed to create this masterpiece, and trust me when I say it’s worth every effort put into it.

So go ahead and indulge in this sinfully delicious dessert – your taste buds (and your inner chocoholic) will thank you for it.

Ingredient List

 Dive into the indulgent world of chocolate with this Mocha Mousse Torte
Dive into the indulgent world of chocolate with this Mocha Mousse Torte

Ingredient List

Before we get down to the recipe for Mocha Mousse Torte, let’s first go through the list of ingredients that you’re going to need. Here’s everything you’ll need to make this incredible dessert:

  • Flourless chocolate cake: You will need a 9-inch pan for this recipe.
  • Mocha mousse filling: The mousse is made from eggs, brewed coffee, granulated sugar, bittersweet chocolate, butter and powdered sugar.
  • Chocolate ganache: This ganache is made from semisweet chocolate, unsalted butter, whipping cream, and instant coffee.
  • Whipped cream: You’ll need whipping cream, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar.

Make sure that you have all of these ingredients ready before you start making the torte. With all the components in place, it will be easier to put together and enjoy this heavenly dessert.

The Recipe How-To

 A decadent, flourless dessert that is sure to impress
A decadent, flourless dessert that is sure to impress

Now that we’ve got our ingredients ready, it’s time to create some flourless goodness. Don’t worry, this recipe is easy to follow and doesn’t need a lot of fuss.


  1. In a saucepan, melt 6 ounces of chopped bittersweet chocolate and 1 cup of unsalted butter over medium heat.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat.
  3. In a smaller saucepan, dissolve 2 teaspoons of instant coffee powder in 2/3 cup boiling water.
  4. Add the dissolved coffee into the melted chocolate-butter mixture, along with 1 ½ cups granulated sugar, stirring constantly until well combined.
  5. Wait for the mixture to cool a bit before adding in six eggs, one at a time along with 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.
  6. Beat until mixture turns light and creamy.
  7. Pour the mixture onto an 8-inch cake pan lined with parchment paper, then bake for 50 – 60 minutes in a preheated oven at 350°F/175°C .
  8. Let the cake cool while preparing the mocha mousse.

Mocha Mousse:

  1. Whisk together 2 tablespoons of espresso powder with 2 tablespoons hot water, stirring constantly until dissolved.
  2. In another bowl add 2 ½ cups whipping cream, then beat until soft peaks form.
  3. Gradually whisk in the dissolved coffee mixture, followed by adding in 1/4 cup powdered sugar and continue whipping until you reach stiff peaks.
  4. Fold in half of the whipped cream mixture into the cooled chocolate cake mixture to create a smooth consistency.
  5. Reserve approximately 1 cup of mousse for later use (i.e topping).
  6. Spread half of the mocha mousse onto your cooled cake layer and freeze for at least one hour or until the mousse has set.
  7. Pour the remaining half of the mousse on top of the previously created mousse layer and then chill the whole cake in the fridge for another hour or until set.

There you have it — your own decadent and delish flourless chocolate mocha mousse torte! It’s so silky smooth and oozes with rich chocolate, making it perfect for any occasion from a birthday party or even a dinner party. I hope that this recipe has been helpful and enjoyable to you. Enjoy baking!

Substitutions and Variations

 Ditch the flour and elevate your baking game with this torte
Ditch the flour and elevate your baking game with this torte

Good day, coffee lovers! Are you ready to step up your mocha mousse game? Here are some substitutions and variations to make your flourless chocolate torte even more delicious.

Firstly, for those who are gluten-free or want to cut back on flour, you can use gluten-free all-purpose flour instead of regular all-purpose flour. You can also substitute almond flour or coconut flour for a nutty or tropical twist.

If you’re looking for an even more intense chocolate flavor, switch out the bittersweet chocolate for dark chocolate or semisweet chocolate. The higher the percentage of cocoa, the richer and more complex your dessert will taste.

For a coffee-forward mousse, use a stronger brewed coffee or espresso powder. You can also add a dash of cinnamon or vanilla extract for extra depth.

Looking to add some fruity flair? Try swapping out the whipped cream for raspberry mousse or filling. You can also layer your torte with dark chocolate raspberry cake – a decadently delicious combination.

Feeling adventurous? Go beyond traditional mocha flavors and experiment with a triple chocolate mocha by adding unsweetened cocoa powder to the mix. Or try an espresso chocolate flavor by incorporating instant coffee into your recipe.

Don’t be afraid to get creative and tailor this recipe to your own unique taste preferences. With so many possibilities, there’s no limit to what you can create. Happy baking!

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for chocolate lovers and coffee addicts alike
Perfect for chocolate lovers and coffee addicts alike

As a barista with a passion for coffee and a taste for sweets, let me tell you that this recipe will be your new go-to dessert. The flourless chocolate mocha mousse torte is a decadent and rich dessert that pairs perfectly with a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

To serve this scrumptious delight, slice it into small servings and drizzle some ganache on top to add an extra layer of indulgence. Trust me, when the fork cuts through the dense layers of chocolate mousse, buttery ganache and moist cake, you won’t be able to resist.

But why stop at just coffee? For those who want to elevate their dessert game, this mousse torte pairs exquisitely with a glass of full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon or a refreshing scoop of raspberry sorbet.

For those hosting parties or special events, I recommend pairing this chocolate mocha mousse torte with a dark chocolate raspberry cake or layer cake with raspberry filling for an unforgettable dessert spread.

But no matter how you choose to serve it, be prepared for it to disappear in mere minutes. This torte is absolutely addictive and once your guests take a bite, they won’t be able to stop themselves from coming back for seconds (or thirds). So go ahead and indulge – you deserve it!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A heavenly combination of rich chocolate and bold espresso
A heavenly combination of rich chocolate and bold espresso

When it comes to making this decadent mocha mousse torte, it’s important to plan ahead. Thankfully, this cake can be prepared in advance and stored until you’re ready to indulge.

For the best results, I recommend making this torte at least one day before you plan on serving it. This will give the flavors time to deepen and develop. Once the cake has cooled, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge.

This cake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, allowing for multiple indulgences, of course. When you’re ready to serve your guests, let the cake sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before slicing into it.

To reheat any leftover slices of this heavenly torte, microwave them for about 10 seconds. The heat will help bring out all of the rich and flavorful notes of the chocolate and coffee, reminding you why you fell in love with this dessert in the first place.

So go ahead, take a forkful of that luscious mocha mousse torte and savor every bite. And when you’re ready for more (and trust me, you will be), just follow these simple steps to store and reheat your dessert leftovers. You won’t regret it!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Velvety smooth texture that melts in your mouth
Velvety smooth texture that melts in your mouth

As a barista and lover of all things coffee, I’ve learned a thing or two about making the perfect mocha mousse torte. Here are some tips and tricks that will guarantee a flawless result every time.

1. Use high-quality ingredients

It’s essential to use top-notch ingredients in this recipe. From the butter to the chocolate, make sure you’re selecting quality products that will help elevate the final result. Opt for bittersweet chocolate with at least 70% cacao content for depth of flavor and richness.

2. Be precise with measurement

This recipe is all about balance, so make sure you measure your ingredients precisely. Invest in a food scale to accurately measure your ingredients and avoid any mishaps.

3. Whip the eggs properly

The key to success with this recipe is to whip the eggs properly. This can take up to 10 minutes, but don’t rush it! The eggs should be fluffy, with stiff peaks forming when you lift the whisk.

4. Don’t overmix

Once you’ve added the melted chocolate to your whipped egg mixture, be careful not to overmix it! You want to achieve a smooth consistency while preserving air beaten into your eggs so as to create a light texture in your final product.

5. Incorporate espresso powder

To enhance the coffee flavor in this recipe, add espresso powder instead of regular instant coffee granules. Espresso powder can dissolve more quickly and evenly than instant coffee brands which may expedite your cooking process as well.

6. Chill your mousse

If possible, chill your mocha mousse torte overnight before serving to allow it to firm up and intensify its flavors.To decorate the top of your torte, consider spreading some whipped cream with cocoa powder dusted lightly on top as an extra garnish.

By following these tips, you’re sure to create a decadent flourless chocolate cake with an intense coffee flavor that will impress any guest or satisfy your sweet tooth craving.

Bottom Line

Are you ready to indulge in the ultimate chocolatey, coffee flavored treat? Look no further than this decadent Mocha Mousse Torte recipe! With its flourless and gluten-free base, chocolate and coffee flavored mousse layers, and smooth ganache topping, this cake will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.

Not only is this torte a crowd pleaser for any occasion, but it is also extremely versatile with various substitutions and variations. From dark chocolate raspberry cakes to triple chocolate mocha tortes, this dessert can be easily customized to fit your preferences. Plus, as a make-ahead option or stored for later, it tastes even better the next day!

As an experienced barista, I have learned that coffee and chocolate pair perfectly together, and this Mocha Mousse Torte is the epitome of that perfect match. Whether you enjoy a slice with a hot cup of brewed coffee or pair it with whipped cream and fresh berries, this dessert is sure to impress.

So what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients, follow these step-by-step instructions, and indulge in the ultimate chocolate-coffee dream. Your taste buds will thank you for it.

Mocha Mousse Torte (Flourless)

Mocha Mousse Torte (Flourless) Recipe

I love it. Chocolate and coffee, what not to love? It's very easy too. Use the best chocolate you can get your hands on, since it's the main thing here. Cook time doesn't count 6 hours of chill time.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Calories 536.2 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 7 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • fresh fruit, to garnish
  • powdered sugar, to garnish
  • chocolate ganache, to garnish


  • Tools: 10" springform pan.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Cook first 5 ingredients in a saucepan over low heat, whisking constantly till smooth.
  • Remove from heat and let cool (about 15 minutes).
  • Whisk in beaten eggs slowly until fully incorporated.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10" springform pan and bake for 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely in pan before removing sides.
  • Cover and chill at least 6 hours.
  • Garnish with fresh fruits, powder sugar, or chocolate ganache.

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Serving: 158gCalories: 536.2kcalCarbohydrates: 41.8gProtein: 6.2gFat: 41.3gSaturated Fat: 24.6gCholesterol: 221.3mgSodium: 249.3mgFiber: 2gSugar: 38.8g
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