Chocolate and Butterscotch Mousse Cake

I know you’ve hardly exhaled from holiday baking and here I am pushing a chocolate and butterscotch mousse cake on you. But think of it as me gearing you up for a Valentine’s Day dessert with this six-layer chocolate cake that’s built on alternating layers of chocolate and butterscotch mouse.

Chocolate & Butterscotch Mousse Cake

For those on detox or diet, bookmark this. For the rest of us, oh my gawd, let’s talk about this crazy good cake. The mousse is simple to make and light enough to provide a textural contrast against the cake without dissipating before it marries up with the cake crumb.

And hello butterscotch mousse! Why am I just now discovering you? Actually I never thought of butterscotch mousse. Butterscotch pudding-yes. Butterscotch mousse-I’m a new to it.

Guess what I’m obsessed with now? Uh, yeah, butterscotch. Although, I have to admit, I prefer homemade butterscotch, but to keep things simple for this recipe I used the butterscotch chips. As many of you know I’m a contributor over at Better Homes and Garden’s blog, Delish Dish, for those of you that don’t, hit the jump here to find this recipe over there.

And stay tuned for the butterscotch glut-fest. I will probably drowning a few things in it.

On another note, may I ask you guys a favor? If you would like to Pin either image, please do so from the Delish Dish blog not here, since the recipe resides over there. Thank so much!

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30 Responses to “Chocolate and Butterscotch Mousse Cake”

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — January 9, 2013 @ 12:38 am

    Keep the sweets coming, Naomi! This is gorgeous…and yes, perfect for Valentine’s day!

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    Carlee — January 9, 2013 @ 12:44 am

    This looks so great!!! I want something sweet now. Love the photography as well. Always beautiful.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 9, 2013 @ 12:57 am

    You can push cake on me anytime!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 9, 2013 @ 1:06 am

    Just stop it!!! Your posts this week have been out of this world! Every single one has blown me away. Amaaaaazing!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — January 9, 2013 @ 1:20 am

    Gorgeous cake and food styling and lighting. And I’d do all your dishes for ages and ages if I could buy that table off you – that green paint is gorgeous!

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — January 9, 2013 @ 1:51 am

    Oh my goodness, you need to start selling prints. Your photography and styling are SO incredible!!

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    Sarah — January 9, 2013 @ 2:55 am

    Ohhhh baby. Looks perfect for valentines, whether you have someone in your life or not!

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    Aikko @ Bake Happy — January 9, 2013 @ 4:47 am

    Don’t worry about pushing chocolate and butterscotch mousse cake on me, it’s fine. I take my “fine” back. It’s more than perfectly okay :) Have a nice day, Naomi!

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    Radhika — January 9, 2013 @ 5:07 am

    That looks gorgeous! Butterscotch heaven!
    R

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    Leslie — January 9, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    Ohhh my heavens! I want to slather this all over my face.

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — January 9, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    Absolutely a work of art!

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    Amanda @ The Dormestic Goddess — January 9, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    Please tell me you ate all six pieces that you cut for that photo – Lord knows I would have! Looks gorgeous and delicious! And the sprinkles around the outside are just the perfect touch for crunch.

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    Lizy b — January 9, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    Swooning over both the cake and the photos. Gorgeous!!

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    Monica — January 9, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    This chocolate cake looks scrumptious and your photos are mesmerizingly beautiful to look at!

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    sara — January 9, 2013 @ 6:10 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing! What a gorgeous cake. :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — January 9, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

    Dear gosh, this is so gorgeous. I love how perfectly sliced each cake slice is. Let me eat more cake!! Yes :)

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    Gaby — January 9, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    I can’t even handle how amazing this looks and I can only imagine how good it tastes!! I for sure want to make this for my hubby for V-Day!!

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    Maria — January 9, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    I want to eat ALL of the pieces in that photo!

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    marla — January 9, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

    Those layers hidden underneath that sprinkle frosted exterior are THRILLING!! Beautiful cake Naomi :)

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    Brooks — January 10, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    I agree, the hidden layers in this stunner was a splendid surprise. This is lovely work, Naomi and beautifully photographed too!

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    Kankana — January 11, 2013 @ 2:54 am

    oh dear lord! I am making this for my husband’s birthday. I am sure it not be even half as pretty as yours but with butterscotch in it, I bet he won’t care for the look as much.

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    tracy {pale yellow} — January 12, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    I love the idea of baking cake in a jelly roll pan and cutting out 6″ layers. Looks scrumptious.

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    Lawrence — January 13, 2013 @ 1:27 am

    Ahhh this looks absolutely delicious. Beautiful images. I’ll definitely check that recipe out. My girlfriend’s an avid baker, and chocolate and butterscotch(let alone butterscotch mousse) are some of her favorite things together! Thanks for sharing.

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — January 16, 2013 @ 12:22 am

    This looks like the cake I have always wanted to eat in my dreams. This is perfection!

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    Noora — January 19, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    Your pictures are a great inspiration for me!
    But where have you found these incredible metallic plates? They make your pictures even more amazing!

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    manjeet — January 23, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    May I ask a silly question please?
    How do you make the sprinkles stick on such a tall cake? I mean you can’t tilt the cake and stick them on , right?
    I tried to well “dust” a cake of mine with the sprinkles and well most of them fell and didn’t stick and I didn’t get the lovely “covered with sprinkles” look like yours and what I had been aiming for..any tips? “covering in sprinkles for dummies” ?

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    Crystal — January 25, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

    You pictures are beautiful!

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    Kara — March 16, 2013 @ 5:56 pm

    I tried to pin from the bhg link you gave but the bhg web’s link has an issue. You’re link seems to work just fine.

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