Tuxedo Cake

Step into the world of decadence with this Tuxedo Cake, an elegant dessert that combines the sophisticated flavors of dark and white chocolate mousses with a rich chocolate cake. Topped with a glossy ganache, this cake is perfect for any special occasion that demands a touch of class.


Chocolate Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 cup hot water

Chocolate Mousses:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate
  • 3.5 oz white chocolate

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 4.3 oz milk chocolate
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  1. Prepare the Cake:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
    • Line two 8-inch cake pans with parchment paper and grease them.
    • Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    • In a separate bowl, combine milk, vegetable oil, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract.
    • Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Dissolve espresso powder in hot water and incorporate.
    • Divide the batter evenly between the pans and bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  2. Make the Mousses:
    • Whisk the egg yolks. Heat half of the cream with vanilla extract and slowly temper into the yolks. Return to heat until the mixture thickens.
    • Divide the custard into two parts. Melt the dark and white chocolates separately and mix each with half of the custard.
    • Whip the remaining cream and fold into each chocolate mixture separately.
  3. Assemble the Cake:
    • In a dessert ring or adjustable cake ring, place one layer of chocolate cake. Top with dark chocolate mousse, followed by white chocolate mousse. Chill for 30 minutes.
    • Add the second layer of cake and refrigerate for 4 hours to set.
  4. Prepare the Ganache:
    • Heat the cream and pour over the chopped milk chocolate. Stir until smooth.
    • Let the ganache cool slightly before spreading over the chilled cake.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: Approximately 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings: Calories: 584 kcal per serving

Baking Tips:

  • Ensure all ingredients, especially eggs and dairy, are at room temperature to achieve smoother, more uniform textures.
  • A dessert ring or adjustable cake ring helps in achieving clean, professional layers.
  • For an extra touch of luxury, garnish with chocolate shavings or gold leaf.


This Tuxedo Cake is not just a dessert; it’s a statement piece—luxurious, visually stunning, and irresistibly delicious. Perfect for a formal event, a celebratory gathering, or when you want to impress your dinner guests. Enjoy the balance of textures and depths of chocolate flavor that each bite of this exquisite cake offers!

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