Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. SOFT MOUSSE: Melt chocolate over simmering water of a water bath.
  2. Whip egg yolks with 1/3 cup powdered sugar until pale and airy, place whipped yolks in medium sized bowl. Add warm melted chocolate and fold until just mixed. Wash bowl and wipe thoroughly.
  3. Dissolve 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup water in small pot, bring to a boil, cook to 230 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  4. While sugar is boiling slowly whip whites to soft peak. When sugar is ready, slowly pour into whites while beating at a medium speed in a steady stream. Continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spoon whites on top of yolks but do not fold.
  5. Whip cream and 1/3 cup powdered sugar until medium stiff peak, now fold in whites until just mixed. Add cream and fold until incorporated. Do not over fold. Store in refrigerator until ready to use (should be used as soon as possible).
  6. SOLID CHOCOLATE MOUSSE: Melt chocolate hot, over double broiler (do not burn chocolate), heat until it is warm to the touch. Whip cream until very soft peaks form (lines show in slightly whipped cream).
  7. Very, very quickly add chocolate to cream and fold in, mixture may look broken but keep folding until everything is smooth, but do not overmix. Place in bowl, cover and refrigerate until set.
  8. TO SERVE: Place the two mousses in composition to contrast each other. Garnish with chocolate cool whip.


Most Helpful

Time consuming but worth it! It was very chocolaty!! I could not find choco cool whip so used regular with some grated chocolate mixed in. It didn't turn out pretty since I did individual cups so the layers were not even in all the bowls. Will make again, but will get a larger trifle bowl to layer it all in one. Made for PRMR.

AZPARZYCH September 10, 2011

This ended up being Double Layer Chocolate Mousse, because I could not find Chocolate Cool Whip anywhere! However, it was still quite chocolatey. I also had a very firm chocolate/yolk mixture, and am probably too slow. Still in all, it was a lovely dessert. Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag Game.

JackieOhNo! December 22, 2008

This is VERY rich, and oh so yummy! I may have over beat the "soft mousse" as it wasn't soft. I also didn't get two shades of chocolate but again than may have been due to over beating. By the time I got to folding in the first mousse the chocolate/yolk mixture was pretty firm. I think you need to work much quicker than I did on this. I'm sure it would turn out fantastic with an experienced "Mousse Chef". It was very tasty non-the-less and my kids didn't care that it didn't look perfect! lol

Cuistot April 14, 2008

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