Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a great finale to any dinner party or weekend treat that the whole family will enjoy. Decedently naughty but whose worrying! Another one on the top of my list of favourites!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 100 g sweet chocolate or 100 g semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 14 cup strong coffee
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 egg whites
  • 14 cup finely ground sugar
  • whipped cream (optional)


  1. Beat the soft butter into the smoothly melted chocolate.
  2. One by one, beat in the egg yolks.
  3. Beat the cream over ice until it leaves slight peaks on the surface.
  4. Beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  5. While beating, sprinkle in the sugar a little at a time and continue beating until stiff shining peaks are formed.
  6. Fold in the chocolate mixture carefully and then fold in the whipped cream.
  7. Put the mousse into individual dishes.
  8. Cover and chill for several hours.
  9. Decorate the mousse with swirls of whipped cream or serve separately, if desired.
  10. Make the mousse extra special by adding to the topping few handmade chocolate leaves and a quarter segment of orange dipped in sugar.


Most Helpful

I was glad to see a classic recipe for mousse here. This one seemed the most simple and true to form. I increased the chocolate because I was unsure of the conversion to cups, but 8 oz was pretty darn chocolaty and I might try backing off it just a bit. I also was not sure where to add the coffee so hopefully that will get amended. I tried a tad at the end, but got scared. This is so rich and delectable, the additional whipped cream seems to balance it well. It got rave reviews in my home!

runswithfork January 04, 2009

A very good chocolate mousse recipe. I used espresso and about 3.5oz of Irish Cream as flavouring, and was pleased with the results.

Anna Merhalski August 18, 2007

I have never made chocolate mousse before so this may not have been the best recipe for me to use, it was difficult to follow! The chocolate is listed in metric while the rest of the recipe is in standard measurements so I had to guess on it. Where does the coffee get added in? At one point I figured out that I needed to have my ingredients in 3 different bowls but only because I "read between the lines". My mousse turned out ok considering but I will definitely be more picky about my recipe next time.

mikesgyrl93 November 03, 2011

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