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Chocolate Mousse

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Since it’s the week of Valentine’s Day, I am going to be featuring several decadent, delicious and addictive desserts that will make your partner swoon. I started the week off with an amazing chocolate cake layered with espresso buttercream and covered with chocolate ganache. If you missed this post, definitely take a minute to check it out, because it ranks as one of the Top 5 recipes to come out of my kitchen and it’s a must bake!

Today’s post is a dreamy combination of chocolate, eggs, butter, sugar and heavy cream…5 simple ingredients that blend together to create one divine dessert. I have made mousse several times in the past and although I don’t find them to be a quick and simple dessert, they are definitely not difficult. In my opinion, anyone with a little time and patience can whip together a stunning mousse that is sure to please. Serve this luscious chocolate mousse in a pretty martini glass, garnish with fresh berries and you will have the perfect dessert for a very special day.

There are only five days until Valentine’s Day, so buy some chocolate, put on your apron and get to baking something incredible for your sweetheart! Looking for some adorable kitchen related Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetie? Check out Katy’s post for some fabulous ideas!

Stay tuned for more Valentine’s Day inspired desserts!

Chocolate Mousse


8 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup water, divided
2 tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
3 egg yolks
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 cups whipping cream; whipped with vanilla extract* until stiff peaks form
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract*


1. In a microwave or double boiler, heat chocolate, 1/4 cup water and butter until the chocolate and butter are melted. Cool for 10 minutes.

2. In a small heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining water. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 160 degrees F, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat; whisk in chocolate mixture.

3. Set saucepan in ice and stir until cooled, about 5-10 minutes. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into dessert dishes and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.


Mousse was piped into the glasses using a giant French tip from


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Saturday 2nd of May 2015

Delicious recipe, thank you so much for this delicacy! My husband and I loved it!


Monday 4th of May 2015

Natasha- I'm so glad that you and your husband enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by.


kassie g

Saturday 19th of July 2014

Correction Jamie

kassie g

Saturday 19th of July 2014

Hi mireya I had a quick question this recipe is GREAT made it for My boyfriend's family and they fell more in love with me, but i was wondering with this recipe can i use white chocolate instand and still get the delicious feed back? Or would it call for a whole other recipe. If you can get back to me soon would grealy appreciate it. :-)


Saturday 19th of July 2014

Kassie- I have never attempted to make this recipe with white chocolate, so I am uncertain as to how that specific substitution would perform. Let me know if you give it a whirl, I'd love to hear about it! Jamie

mireya soto

Tuesday 8th of April 2014

Can I use this chocolate mouse recipe for filling?

Jamie Lothridge

Monday 5th of May 2014

Hi Mireya, I think that would be delicious. Let me know if you try it! - Jamie


Monday 1st of July 2013

I have been wanting to make this for awhile now, to recreate the dessert we had at a winery for valentine's day dinner. This was probably as close as any recipe can be to what we was AMAZING! Only thing I might do next time is instead of vanilla I'll add orange essence, like we had on our valentine's day dinner!

Thank you so much for the recipe! :)


Tuesday 2nd of July 2013

Shannon- Orange sounds perfect! Thanks so much for your feedback - I love hearing from my readers! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe. Have a great day. -Jamie

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