A moist and delectable chocolate layer cake elegant enough for your holiday meals.
Combine all ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to cake mix.
Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes (or until fully baked) in two nine-inch round pans.
Melt chocolate with coffee in microwave at 20-second intervals.
Once chocolate-coffee mixture is fully melted, add the whipped topping half a cup at a time.
Heat whipped topping in microwave and combine with chocolate until it forms a ganache.
Refrigerate to thicken.
Place one cake onto a cake round and surround with a strip of acetate. Tape to secure.
Halve strawberries and line around the perimeter of the cake, cut size forward. Add the imperfect diced strawberries to the center of the cake.
Pipe or spoon mousse on top of the berries, getting in between the crevices of the berries.
Smooth out the top of the mousse, and lastly, pour over the thickened ganache to top of the mousse, garnishing with berries and mint.