Easy Chocolate Mousse Anyone Can Make!

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Afraid of a mousse? Exterminate your fear with this easy chocolate mousse recipe.  Made with lots of antioxidant-rich cocoa powder!

Easy chocolate mousse in a piece of stemware.

Just takes a few simple but fattening ingredients to make.

The calorie count may scare you. But the taste will ensnare you.

Gather your cocoa, butter, eggs, whipping cream and sugar.

Then cook up a simple, homemade, light and airy treat.

It's a fabulous French custard dessert that you can make at home. Make it ahead and turn heads.

Your chocolate cloud will impress your crowd!

There's a short how-to-video just in case.

You will need a candy thermometer for this recipe. Nothing fancy. Just a basic one.

It'll come in handy for other recipes.

Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe

1 1/3 cups (145g) of your favorite natural cocoa powder

2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon (139g) of sugar, divided usage

4 egg yolks

5 egg whites

1 cup (230g) butter

4 ounces (118ml) of whipping cream

Place butter in a large bowl. Melt the butter in the microwave.

Add 2/3 cup (127g) of sugar and cocoa, stir. Bring whipping cream to a boil then add to chocolate mixture.

Add egg yolks, stir briskly till mixed well.

Whip egg whites and 1 tablespoon (12g) of sugar, in a medium bowl, till stiff peaks form.

Use thermometer to make sure chocolate mixture is around 110°F (44°C). Then add about half of the egg whites to the chocolate.

Mix gently. Then add the rest of the egg whites and fold in gently.

Pour into serving dishes and refrigerate for several hours. Can be made the day before.

For an elegant touch use stemware as a serving dish.

Top your easy chocolate mousse with shaved chocolate, cocoa nibs or whatever you desire.

Or leave it plain, it's rich enough for most chocoholics as is.

Short  How To Video: Easy Chocolate Mousse

Here's a quick video to help guide you through this recipe. Sometimes pictures are more helpful than words!

You probably won't need it. But just in case...

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Don't fear this dessert because it's French. It really is an easy chocolate recipe. You don't need a lot of skill, just a little time. Try this decadent homemade dessert brimming with cocoa. Prepare to be delighted with your results!

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