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Gluten Free Triple Layer Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake

Updated: Jan 3

Considering its simple ingredients, this vegan chocolate mousse cake may sound easy to make - it's because it is. It only involves whipping the cream and folding it with the melted chocolates. It is that simple.

Unlike any other chocolate mousse cake, this vegan triple mousse cake recipe has no added sugar, has a gluten free sponge cake trimmings base, and no gelatin or eggs added.

The chocolates and cream used in this triple chocolate mousse cake are dairy free, vegan, and free from gluten.

vegan chocolate mousse cake decoration.

Serving the mousse cake with cocoa powder on top

Easy 3-Layer Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake

This triple chocolate mousse recipe is the dream of every chocolate lover. The eggless chocolate mousse cake only requires three types of dairy free chocolates(dark, milk, and white) and plant-based cream, that's it!

No baking and no difficult techniques, just three layers of silky and creamy mousse; dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate.

In the video, I made a triple chocolate mousse in a glass. It is a perfect dessert for parties and if you don't have the mini cake rings available. They both have the same luxurious, creamy taste.

vegan chocolate mousse cake in the glass

Assembling the mousse using a glass.


Ingredients You'll Need

Dark Chocolate Mousse

  • 110g (4oz) Dark chocolate

  • 75 g Heavy cream

  • 75 g Heavy cream, whipped

Milk Chocolate Mousse

  • 140g (5oz) Vegan Milk chocolate

  • 75 g Heavy cream

  • 75 g Heavy cream, whipped

White Chocolate Mousse

  • 160g (5.6 oz) Vegan White chocolate

  • 75 g Heavy cream

  • 75 g Heavy cream, whipped

Total dairy free heavy cream: 450 g


For the base of the cake, you may use crushed vegan, gluten free biscuits like graham and digestive or left-over sponge cake trimmings. Mix them with melted dairy free butter, then press at the bottom of the cake before adding the mousses on top.

Decorate the cake with cacao powder and edible flower on top. Top the glass dessert version with crushed graham, cacao nibs or fresh berries.


  1. To speed up the process, whip half of the vegan heavy cream (225 g) at once to soft-medium peaks, then divide it into three equal parts. Divide the remaining heavy cream into three (75 g) to be added to the chocolate later.

  2. Chop and place each chocolate into small pieces in separate bowls. To each bowl, add heavy cream.

  3. Melt each chocolate (one at a time) over a double boiler. Then set aside covered with cling film.

  4. Start with the dark chocolate mousse: Mix the whipped cream into the melted chocolate while still warm. Fold instead of stirring not to deflate the foam. The mousse must be well combined, and no streaks remain.

  5. Transfer the mousse to a piping bag. Pipe the first mousse into the prepared mini cake ring molds lined with acetate cake strips. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes. Follow the same steps using a glass instead of a cake ring mold.

  6. Then pipe the second mousse - milk chocolate layer on top of the dark chocolate mousse, and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.

  7. Repeat the process with the third mousse - white chocolate and refrigerate for at least an hour. For the mousse cake in the rings, you may freeze it for an hour or two to avoid damaging the mousse cake when removing the metal cake rings.


Assembling vegan chocolate mousse cake

Assembling the layers of mousses

The Three Divine Chocolate Mousse Layers

  1. White Chocolate Mousse: The velvety-sweet smoothness of dairy free white chocolate creates a luscious base for the first layer.

  2. Milk Chocolate Mousse: the heavenly richness of vegan milk chocolate in the middle adds a flavor contrast to the white chocolate mousse on top.

  3. Dark Chocolate Mousse: Finally, the pièce de résistance—the dark chocolate mousse. The last layer combines the robust and intense flavor of dark chocolate that balances the sweetness of the white and milk chocolate mousse.

vegan chocolate mousse cake divine layers

Same chocolate mousses, different presentations

Plant-based and gluten-free baking is a testament to the culinary ingenuity that has emerged from the ever-growing demand for alternative dietary options. This amazing vegan gluten free chocolate cake is a perfect example of that.

With high-quality dark chocolate combined with carefully selected substitute ingredients, this cake rivals the traditional chocolate cake version. The absence of eggs and dairy allows the authentic flavors of the chocolate to shine, resulting in a dessert that highlights the chocolate instead of the sweetness from sugar that most cakes have.

vegan chocolate mousse cake layers and texture

A spoonful of chocolate goodness

You don't have to sacrifice enjoying delicious desserts because you follow a vegan and gluten-free lifestyle.

This gluten-free and vegan triple chocolate mousse cake proves that you can have it all— enjoying delicious dessert without compromising your diet restrictions.

Using high-quality vegan and gluten-free ingredients, you can prepare a dessert that will amaze your taste buds and leave a lasting impression on anyone who tries it.

Unleash your inner baker and enjoy the delightful journey of creating a vegan and gluten-free chocolate mousse cake. This exquisite dessert will satisfy both your heart and your taste buds. Enjoy!

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