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Dark Chocolate Mousse Cups

Dark Chocolate Mousse Cups

One of the desserts I made for the baby shower was dark chocolate mousse cups. I don’t know why, but I felt like we needed something chocolate on the menu.

I’d never made chocolate mousse before, but the recipe did not look too difficult.

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I used a cake decorator tool (link below) to pipe the mousse into these serving cups

I also made some fresh whipped cream to serve on top along with a fresh raspberry.

dark chocolate mousse cups

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Yield: 30 mini dessert cups or 8-10 larger servings
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Such a contrast - a light, airy texture with rich, dark chocolate flavor. It's a perfect make-ahead dessert for any special occasion, just make it the day before and let it chill in the fridge until it's time.


  • 9  ounces high-quality bittersweet chocolate, like Ghiradelli 60% cacao baking chips
  • 4  tablespoons 2 ounces unsalted butter, diced
  • 4  teaspoons boiling water
  • 2  cups cold heavy cream
  • 6  large eggs, separated
  • 2  tablespoons sugar


  1. Melt chocolate and butter carefully in the microwave, or use a double boiler. Add boiling water and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Whip cold heavy cream until soft peaks form. Place in refrigerator.
  3. Whip egg whites and sugar in a separate bowl until soft peaks form.
  4. When the melted chocolate has cooled to approximately 100 degrees F, stir in the egg yolks.
  5. Fold half of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. Fold half of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Fold in the other half of the whipped cream and the other half of the egg whites.
  7. Spoon or pipe into serving dishes.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Serve with freshly whipped cream and a raspberry on top.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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