This chocolate mousse recipe makes a feather-light, lovely, and smooth mousse. You may experiment by adding a dash of strong coffee or some rum or whiskey to alter the flavor but as it is, it is intensely chocolaty.

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Chocolate Mousse

The best chocolate mousse recipe
5 from 3 votes
Pin Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine South African
Servings 4 servings
Calories 618 kcal


  • 3 eggs
  • 200 grams dark chocolate
  • 20 grams butter unsalted
  • 1 cup cream
  • 4 tbsp castor sugar
  • chocolate shavings for topping


  • Separate eggs and yolks while eggs are cold.
  • Place whites in a large bowl and yolks in a small bowl.
  • Leave whites while you prepare other ingredients. Whisk the egg yolks.
  • Melt Chocolate, place chocolate, and butter in a bowl melt in the microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring in between, until smooth. Set aside to cool - proceed with other steps.
  • Beat cream until stiff peaks form, add sugar. Beat whites until firm peaks form.
  • Fold egg yolks into the cream using a rubber spatula.
  • Touch the chocolate. It should still be runny but only lukewarm. If too thick, microwave 1 x 4 seconds until runny.
  • Pour chocolate into cream yolk mixture. Fold through.
  • Add ¼ of the beaten egg whites into chocolate mixture. Fold through with the spatula across the surface to blend white lumps in. 
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into egg whites. Fold through until incorporated and no more white lumps remain.
  • Divide the mixture between 4 small glasses or pots. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight.
  • To serve garnish with cream and chocolate shavings, raspberries and a tiny sprig of mint for color would also be lovely!


Calories: 618kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 9gFat: 51gSaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 217mgSodium: 115mgPotassium: 448mgFiber: 5gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 1197IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 7mg
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