Chocolate Mousse Cake in a Jar

Get the inspiration from here, I tried to make it at home.  This chocolate mousse cake in jar is simple to make, look impressive and taste heavenly good  :)


Chocolate Sponge - Ingredients:
80 gr Boiling water
20 gr Cocoa Powder
20 gr Sugar

4 Egg yolks
15 gr Sugar
40 gr Oil
55 gr Cake four

3 Egg whites
40 gr Sugar

- Shift cocoa powder and sugar in bowl, then pour in the boiling water and stir well incorporated.
- Preheat oven 200 degree.
- Hand whisk egg yolks and sugar until pale. Add in oil & the cocoa mixture, mix well.
- Fold in cake flour until combined.
- In separated bowl, whisk egg white until foamy, add in 40gr sugar, whisk until stiff (soft peak).
- Pour 1/3 egg white mixture into egg yolk-flour mixture and mixed well, then pour this into the rest of the egg white and mixed well.
- Pour into tray (12"x12"x1") and bake for 10-15 mins.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack

Mousse - Ingredients:
150 gr Chocolate
50 gr Whipping Cream

45 gr Boiling Water
10 gr Gelatin
15 gr Sugar

200 gr Whipping Cream

- Chocolate Cream: Using double boil method, heat the whipping cream until hot (no need boil), add in Chocolate, stir until well incorporated. Leave aside or until cool.
- Mix gelatin, sugar in the boiling water, stir well until gelatin dissolved. Leave aside to cool.
- Whisk fresh cream at high speed until stiff.
- Mix chocolate cream with gelatin mixture, stir well before pour into the fresh cream, stir until incorporated.

- Cut the chocolate cake using round cutter (dia 5cm), then wrap in with plastic to make a circle.
- Pour the chocolate mousse by piping it onto the cake, then add another layer of cake, continue with another layer of mousse.
- Decorate the top with melted chocolate.
- Chill in refrigerator till set.


  1. DG,

    where can buy the Jar?
    very nice o !

  2. Ya, that day my colleague was telling me about cake in a jar that she bought. Very presentable for giveaways. Did you buy the jars?

  3. Tracy & Chris,
    Thank you. Hehehee .... I did't buy the jars, they are the recycle jars that I bought from Grin Affair. However, I saw Sunlik sell variety sizes of jars.

  4. These are so pretty and I also want to receive one of those gifts. :)

  5. This is so exciting! Can I ask, you cut the cake then put in the jar and layer, correct? I have seen this type of cake before and I thought that it was baked in the jar.

  6. Very pretty! I love to have this now including the jar :)

  7. Hanushi & Ann,
    Hahahaa thanks for the compliments, those two jars just nice for both of you :)

    Phong Hong,
    Thanks for dropping by. Yes, you are right. I just did the same method to the other mini cakes. I ever read too, they baked in the jar, some people do that, but I don't dare to do it :)

  8. Gosh!
    You should get arrested for making us hungry, LOL
    The Chocolate Mousse Cake in a Jar look so fresh on the pancake.

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      Thank you.

  9. DG, this is an excellent idea!!! The choc mousse cake in the jar looks fantastic...

  10. Hi DG,
    Chocolate mousse cake in a Jar looks really specially.
    Love to have a jar of yours now..: )
    Have a nice weekend!

  11. Hi, I bought d cheesecake fm Grin Affair last wk n was tinking of duplicating. So happy to chance upon ur choco mousse cake in a jar recipe. May I noe how many jars can tis recipe yield? The whipping cream is dairy whipping cream, which brand did u use? The assembly part, wat do u mean by wrap with plastic to make a circle? Sorri for asking so many qns...I'm eager to try ur recipe:)


    1. Hi Jer,
      Sorry for the late reply, for this receipe, I yield 2 jars + 9 mini cakes. Or ... it could make approx. 6 jars. Here, I was using Non-dairy Whipping Cream "Toppin Pride", if you would like to use Dairy Whipping Cream, you may have to add more sugar, another 1 tbsp (15 gr) mix to gelatin. You may get Emborg from NTUC.

      If you use jar, then it will be easier, you just add cake+cream layer by layer. However, if you make mini cake version, and I don't have cake ring, then I have to use the cake as a base, then use the plastic wraping to be the cake ring, therefore it will be easier to pipe the cream :) Hope this may help .... Hope you like the recipe :)

  12. Hi DG,
    Cant recall if I've asked u on what type of chocolate u use....the brand too. Thx.


    1. The best use converture chocolate, around 50%-70% cocoa, it depend how sweet or bitter you like in your chocolate. For convinience, you can try Cadburry Old Gold 70% cocoa and NTUC sell it.

  13. Hi.want to make these as return gift for my daughters question is can I make it a day before.and when we refrigerate them do I need to put lid on....

    1. Yes, you may make it a day before. Best consume within 3 days. The best you put all your deserts in the container before you refrigerate it, so it will last longer.