Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Decadent Chocolate MousseRecipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Robyn Valarik
Deep, rich, and luxurious, this mousse, inspired by a recipe from Isabel Allende, is a grand finale to a great meal. Use good-quality chocolate for the best flavor.
Serves 10 to 12


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18 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup strong coffee
1/3 cup sugar
6 large eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier


Total: 30 Minutes

1. Put chocolate, coffee, and sugar in a large metal mixing bowl. Set bowl over a large pot filled with 1 in. simmering water. Melt chocolate, stirring often, until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. Whisk egg whites in a medium bowl with a mixer until they hold stiff peaks. Whisk cream in another bowl until soft ribbons form.

3. Stir yolks into warm chocolate mixture. Mix in liqueur. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in whites until almost blended, then gently fold in whipped cream until no streaks remain.

4. Pour chocolate mixture into a large (8-cup) glass serving bowl. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. Serve with sweetened whipped cream.

Make ahead: Up to 3 days, covered and chilled.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Created date

November 2010

Nutritional Information

Calories 387
Caloriesfromfat 74 %
Protein 6.8 g
Fat 31 g
Satfat 17 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Fiber 3 g
Sodium 47 mg
Cholesterol 147 mg