Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse


How to Prepare

   Unsalted butter (8 tbsp.)

   Eggs (6) (6 whites, 6 yolks)

   Pure vanilla (1 tsp.)

   Mascarpone cheese (¼ cup)

   Brown sugar (2 tbsp.)

   Semi-sweet chocolate (8 oz.)

   Espresso (2 tbsp.)

   Lemon (1)



   White granulated sugar (2 tbsp.)












  1. Combine the brown sugar and white sugar in a small bowl. 
    1. Divide that mixture in half (approximately 1/8 cup) and place in 2 small, separate bowls. 
  2. In a double boiler over low heat, slowly melt the chocolate.
    1. Set aside one small piece of chocolate to garnish with later. 
  3. After the chocolate has melted, add the butter in and stir until it is melted. 
  4. Add in the mascarpone cheese. Stir. 
  5. Add one of sugar mixtures in the small bowl (1/8 cup) into the chocolate mixture. 
  6. Once the chocolate mixture is melted and the sugar is dissolved, remove the chocolate from the heat and set aside to cool.
  7. Cream the egg yolks with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
    1. Beat at a slow sped for 5 – 8 minutes.
    2. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  8.  In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites for 1- 2 minutes. 
  9. Add about a teaspoon of lemon juice and a tablespoon of sugar to the egg white mixture. 
  10. Fold the egg yolks into the chocolate with a wire whisk.
  11. Slowly fold in about 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate. 
  12. Refrigerate and serve with Cooking Italian with Joe’s Homemade Whipped Cream.
  13. Garnish with chocolate shavings. Enjoy!