Cake, Recipes

Dark chocolate mocha mousse

By Danielle Hoe

If you need to whip up a speedy dessert for a looming dinner party or a meal with your family then this might be your lifesaver.

It’s quick, indulgent and incredibly easy to make and will be sure to please any crowd.

Serves 4

Preparation time- 20 minutes

Chilling time- 1 hour


  • 150g dark chocolate plus extra for decoration
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 45g caster sugar
  • 150ml double cream
  • 150ml crème fraiche
  • 1 tsp instant coffee


1. Start by breaking up your chocolate into pieces and placing it in a heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water making sure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Melt the chocolate gently and once all of the chocolate has melted leave aside to cool.

2. Similarly put your egg yolks and sugar into a heat proof bowl and use the method above.

The egg mixture once whisked

However, this time make sure to whisk your eggs until they are light in colour and have become thicker before removing from the heat and allowing to cool.


3. Stir your egg and sugar mixture occasionally so that it doesn’t stiffen. If it does, fold in two tablespoons of crème fraiche to loosen.

4. Now for the cream. Whip up your double cream so that it forms soft peaks, you can use a hand whisk or electric, whichever you prefer. Once you have whisked enough sprinkle over your coffee and fold in your crème fraiche.

5. Fold your cream mixture into the cooled chocolate until completely combined. Then add in your egg mixture until everything is fully incorporated. Spoon the mixture into ramekins and place into the fridge to cool for an hour.

6. Finish your mousse with a dollop of whipped cream on top and shavings of dark chocolate.

The finished mousse


All different types of mousse can be found on the BBC Good Food website if you want to try something different.


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