Monday, December 31, 2012

Mini Easy Dark Chocolate Mousse Cups

It's been a busy weekend as I attended two parties one after another after the long day we had at the bridal studio yesterday to do my bridal gown fitting! I'm totally thrilled to have selected my wedding gowns and photoshoot gowns even though the big day's only in 2014! It sure is fun planning for the wedding even though there has been many setbacks to date. Nevertheless, I know that God will provide for us in abundance! 

Anway, Yang's throwing a New Year/House-warming party later in the afternoon and I had no idea what I wanted to cook/bake/bring to her potluck party till' 2am last night (or technically this morning) before I fell asleep after the really long day! So I woke up this morning and googled to find this really easy recipe for Mini Easy Dark Chocolate Mousse Cups that I could use with the little ingredients I had at home. 

This recipe is adapted from Michael Chiarello's recipe on Food Network

This recipe is just so easy to do and I whipped it up easily in 15 minutes! Great for parties and it barely needs any chilling or anything of that sort while waiting for it to set! Just the perfect recipe for someone lazy and in a rush for time like me! So, enjoy this really simple and easy recipe!

Mini Easy Dark Chocolate Mousse Cups
This recipe yields 25-27 mini cups of base diameter 2cm

195g dark coverture chocolate
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 egg yolk (I used a 55g egg)
180g non-dairy whipping cream (I used Red Man's whipping cream)
1 tsp vanilla extract

20g dark compound chocolate (Optional) for chocolate shavings


Weigh the dark coverture chocolate in a microwavable bowl.

Warm up on medium heat for 1.5 - 2 minutes or till' you get a nice shine on your chocolate like this!

Add the egg yolk and the butter.

Stir well! The mixture may seem real thick and hard at this point but fret not, all will work out real well!

Whisk the chilled whipping cream till soft peaks and add the vanilla extract. I ran out of extract (BOO HOO!) so I substituted with vanilla essence.

Whisk the whipping cream combo till' stiff peaks are achieved. 

Add in the chocolate mixture.

Whisk! It may seem tough to mix it as it's a lil' hard but fret not, keep calm and mix on! (: By the way, I used a spatula to mix the mixture!

Whisk it till you get a soft mixture like this!

Place a star tip into the piping bag and place the cream in it. I love to use a tall glass to contain my piping bag for easier insertion of cream. I used a Wilton 1M tip for these mini cups. 

Pipe the chocolate mousse into the cups!

I wanted to use some white compound chocolate for the chocolate shavings for some contrast but I ran out of it! I should stock up my stash of chocolate. Nevertheless, dark compound chocolate works just as well! If you have bigger block of chocolate, better still. I didn't have any so I was really cautious as I was grating the mini chocolate buttons with my microplane grater.

Grate the chocolate onto the chocolate mousse! Serve immediately or chill till' you're ready to serve! It's just that simple!

So, this recipe for Mini Easy Dark Chocolate Mousse Cups is really simple and it tastes divine. So, have yourself a merry lil' cup today! 

I'd love to see the bakes or stuff you've cooked using the blog's recipe! Do share photos of stuff you've baked or cooked using the blog's recipe with me either via FB message to OR OR via email at! I look forward to hearing from you! (: 


  1. Hey Cynthia , can I ask , will these melt easily in room temperature ? :)

    1. Hello,

      no they won't but i wouldnt suggest keeping them away from the refrigerator for too long.

  2. Hi Cynthia, it's an awesome recipe! Just want to check if the redman whipping cream u used is the redman whip topping or the millac?

    If I wanna do a mango mousse instead, can I add mango purée instead of the melted dark choc + butter using this rcp?

    1. It's the whip one.. nope, please don't do such a modification.. you can try the mango mousse from the recent mango mousse cake I did.. it's very tasty!


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