Snow Cake Tradition Continues

Chocolate Mousse CakeThe first snow is always an exciting time – but even more so when there is chocolate involved!

It’s a tradition in our house to celebrate the first measurable stick-to-the-ground snow with a snow cake – usually a brownie with powdered sugar sprinkled on the top.

But this year we got a little fancy! Angel girl helped me bake the yummy Chocolate Mousse Cake with a few variations.

We used a small pudding mix and only  put  the filling between the two layers. Then Angel girl cut a cute little snowflake out of paper. She laid it on top and sprinkled it with powdered sugar.

Voila! Snow cake that was enjoyed and devoured by several siblings.

But more importantly, a memory was made and a tradition continued.

Happy first snow!

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

This  rich chocolate mousse cake is a delightful chocolate treat that is sure to impress the Valentine’s in your life.

It looks and tastes like it took hours to make, but actually is quite fast to assemble. If you are short for time, just use a boxed chocolate cake mix.

Chocolate Mousse Cake


Stir together in a medium bowl and set aside:

1 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Beat together in a second bowl:

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3 cup sugar


1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat on high speed for 1 minute.

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the mixture alternately with 1 cup milk.

Pour the batter into 2 greased 8 inch round cake pans and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Let the cakes cool on wire racks for 10 minutes, then take them out of the pans and cool completely.


In medium bowl combine:

1 1/2 cup of milk
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract

Beat in for 2 minutes:

1 large package instant chocolate pudding mix ( 6 servings size)

Fold in:

2 cups of Cool Whip


Place one of the cakes on a platter. Spread with 1/4 cup of seedless strawberry jam. Spread with a large spoonful of the mouse.

Spread the other cake with 1/4 cup of seedless strawberry jam and invert on the first layer.

Put the cake and the remaining mousse in the refrigerator for about an hour for the mousse to set.

Spread the remaining mousse on the top and sides of the cake.

Refrigerate until served.