Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse Cake

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"There is a Chocolate Cafe in Lisbon where they only sell one cake: an elegant chocolate mousse. 

In our version, we add some espresso to the sponge and whip up a light chocolate  mousse using aquafaba.

12 people 25 minutes 15 minutes


  • 0.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 35 g Cacao powder
  • 150 ml Coffee or oat milk
  • 150 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 125 g Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 50 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 50 g Yogurt coconut or soy

Chocolate Mousse:

  • 160 ml Aquafaba (chickpea water)
  • 20 g Caster Sugar
  • 250 g Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 75 ml Vegetable Oil


1. Preheat oven to 180oC (fan on). Line an 8-inch springform tin with parchment.
2. Sift flour, sugar, cacao powder, and baking powder in a bowl.
Combine coffee, oil, vanilla, and yoghurt in another bowl. Mix wet into dry ingredients, pour into the tin, and bake 20-25
mins (try the toothpick test- if it comes out clean you’re good to go). Cool completely.
3. Melt chocolate with oil (bain-marie or microwave). Whip aquafaba with lemon juice/ vinegar to stiff peaks, gradually
add sugar, then whip for 5-8 mins. Slowly fold in melted chocolate.
4. Spread mousse over cooled cake and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set

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