Who is this girl, my daughter, who doesn’t like cake?
I continually expect her taste to change, to adapt as every mom hopes their child’s palate eventually will. But instead of willing her to accept broccoli or whole-wheat bread into her life, instead I’m wishing she’d just like cake.
For her birthday for the past three years, Smudge has eschewed cake in favor of pie for her celebratory dessert. I still don’t get how or why she has such a definite preference for pie over cake, but I am nothing but accommodating to my girl’s wishes on her big day.
But I am still a mom, and I do have an ulterior motive. Yep, I’m sneaky that way. To try and sway her in the slightest way possible, I posed we create a combo cake pie, where cake and pie meet in the middle. With chocolate mousse. And whip cream. In decadent, lush layers.
This is a cheater-style cake. I rarely make cakes from the box but with 8 girls to prepare 3 meals for over the course of 24 hours, now was not the time to prove what an awesome cake maker I was. Or more likely, wasn’t.
I must admit I was impressed with the Betty Crocker Super Moist cake mix since it calls for butter rather than vegetable oil. A nod to the mix on that one.
This cake is so easy and so quick to pull together, I figured it could move out of its birthday comfort zone and would also be a terrific addition to a 4th of July celebration with tasty red and blue berries to ring in the festive feeling. Or of course top with shaved chocolate or sugar sprinkles for another year’s birthday version.
Yes, odds are it will be back on the birthday list again next year. And why not? It is that good.
Yellow Cake Pie with Chocolate Mousse and Berries
- 1 9- inch store bought chocolate pie crust
- 1 Betty Crocker Super Moist Butter Recipe Yellow Cake mix
- ⅓ cup butter softened
- 3 eggs
- 1 3.2 ounce package Jell-O Chocolate Mousse mix
- 1 cup milk
- 1 pint whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- mixed berries or chocolate shavings
- Follow package directions and mix cake with butter, eggs and water. Pour half of the batter into the chocolate pie crust filling crust just half way. Bake according to package directions, about 20-25 minutes. Cool completely. Use the rest of the batter for cupcakes.
- While cake is baking mix chocolate mousse with milk and refrigerate for one hour.
- In a large bowl add cream and vanilla and whip until stiff peaks form.
- To assemble cake layer chocolate mousse, then whip cream and top with berries or chocolate shavings.
- Refrigerate until ready to eat or serve immediately.
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No words. You make all dishes perfectly.
So glad that you shared the recipe with us. Thanks for the recipe.
Great combination of chocolate mousse and berries. thanks for sharing receipe of chocolate mousse and berries cakes
Thanks, Cake Pie With Chocolate Mousse And Berries, Great combination of chocolate mousse and berries
Great combination of chocolate mousse and berries. Just loved this cake and want to bake it as soon as possible.
Remember that you don’t need a special occasion for cake ;)
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Yellow Cake Pie with Chocolate Mousse and Berries is my favorite cake. Last month i have celebrated my dad’s birthday. He is still love sweets. So i have ordered the Cake Pie with Chocolate Mousse and Berries. They told the yellow one is the best for birthday celebration. He liked it very much and i am happy about it.
What do you do with the other half of the batter? If you only need a 1 layer cake why not just use a Jiffy mix – no waste.
We make cupcakes with it, or make another pie.
Saw this recipe a couple of years ago as a July 4th recipe. Saved it and made it for my husbands birthday and it was so wonderful. It felt like such a special cake, not only for the occasion, but because of the cake itself. It still remains my favorite sweet treat to make and I only make it for him although I do make sure we share with everyone! Thank you so much for such a special recipe.
I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.
The cake looks amazing and your daughter is beautiful!
Oh my! That makes me drool.=D
Brian @ A Thought For Food
SO INCREDIBLY FESTIVE! I love it! I just want to stick my hand out and grab a piece!
This looks easy to make and the best part is eating it.
Oh Heidi ~ this post is precious. That pie cake thingy looks like it could swoon any non cake person. Your daughter is ADORABLE!!! Happy b’day to her :)
Sneh | Cook Republic
Maybe your daughter has been conspiring with my son and together they have formed Cake Haters Anonymous?? (see my birthday cake woes here http://www.cookrepublic.com/recipe-archive/confetti-layer-cake/). He first had a birthday cake on his own 7th birthday last year!! Never before that .. EVER! I am so crushing on your cake pie .. what a brilliant idea! Happy birthday to your princess, hope she enjoyed the gorgeous sweet creation her mum made :-)
Hi Sneh! What are we going to do with these kids that don’t like cake for birthdays? My nephew is the same way too, his birthday request each year is pumpkin pie!
A cake pie? With chocolate mousse? Sounds like the perfect dessert for indecisive people like me. :) thanks!
Cake pie… what a great idea. Can I still eat it with ice cream!
I am not a cake girl either. I always celebrate with cookies:) Love this dessert! And what cutie pie you have! Love her!