This rich, dark chocolate treat that's smoother than pudding will be devoured by all dessert lovers.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Finely chop chocolate; reserve. In a double boiler, whisk yolks, sugar, and salt until sugar has dissolved and mixture is warm to the touch, 2 to 3 minutes. Off heat, quickly whisk in chopped chocolate until melted and cocoa until smooth (mixture will be thick). Cool to room temperature.

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  • In a medium bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Whisk half of whipped cream into room-temperature chocolate mixture. Gently fold in remaining whipped cream with a rubber spatula. Divide mousse among four serving dishes. Chill at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.

  • Remove mousse from refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with shaved chocolate.

Cook's Notes

For a simple garnish, shave chocolate from the side of a chocolate bar with a vegetable peeler. To store mousse, place a paper towel under the plastic wrap (without touching mousse) before sealing for refrigeration. The paper towel will absorb the drops of condensation that might otherwise drip onto the surface.

Reviews (17)

93 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2014
Made this for valentine's day and it was perfect. The chocolate and egg yolk mixture is very thick, but just keep whisking the cream in and it will come together.
Rating: Unrated
02/10/2014
I always worry about dishes with raw egg. This says just cook until "warm". Is that hot enough to be safe or should this recipe require pasteurized eggs?
Rating: Unrated
02/10/2014
I always worry about dishes with raw egg. This says just cook until "warm". Is that hot enough to be safe or should this recipe require pasteurized eggs?
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Rating: Unrated
03/04/2013
I am sure this is delicious but I've made brownie batter that looked more like mouse than this does...
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11/04/2012
I didint get newsletters from Sarah Carey (or from anyother subscriptions i made for newsletters!!)for the past two weeks!! :( :( any one knows why this is happening???
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10/18/2012
Have made this recipe several times. Absolutely delicious every time and easy! Usually I will put a thin almond wafer cookie alongside it.
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Rating: Unrated
08/04/2011
I used splenda for sugar. My Dad is a diabetic. I also used zero fat cream, I was beating it for quite sometime but peaks did not form..........it's still in the ref. Hoping it turns out ok. Wish me luck!!!!!
Rating: Unrated
05/06/2011
Made this last weekend. Tremendous success! Use the eggs whites to make a chocolate meringue cake and an omelette!
Rating: Unrated
02/13/2011
I made this last night and it was phenomenal. Ihave never made mousse before, so I was nervous after reading some of the reviews. But for a first timer, it was awesome. I just added some fresh whip cream on top, and poured the contents into 2 10oz ramekins. The whip cream definitely evened out the rich chocolate.
Rating: Unrated
02/13/2011
I had my doubts since I have a previous excellent recipe that has wowed for years. Nevertheless,wanted to try new. The problem is in the lack of intensity for the chocolate. It would be better to leave out the cocoa, increase chocolate by 1 oz, melt it first, add some liquor for flavoring (I use frangelico, or cointreau) and then add egg yolk, one at a time. By whipping the eggs in the double boiler, it is a syrup consistency, which mutes the intensity of the chocolate.... sorry :(
Rating: Unrated
09/10/2009
I tried this recipe, it was indeed very rich but it didn't set : (
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02/20/2009
nice recipe..........
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11/17/2008
This won't work if you freeze it...that is unless it is part of another recipe, such as layered in a cake, but the whole cake would have to be frozen. Anyway, there are 2 other recipes in Martha Stewart's Quick Cook cookbook (i think it was from the early or mid 80's). both of the recipes in the book are easy to make and are really good. You could adjust the amount of sugar so it's not overly sweet. But whipping egg whites along with whipped cream make it so much more lighter.
Rating: Unrated
06/30/2008
Hi could fellow contributors tell me whether it is ok to freeze this? Thanks
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05/23/2008
I agree that this was quite rich. I would have preferred something a bit lighter. It also kept a slight taste of egg, but not enough to keep me from devouring it!
Rating: Unrated
04/07/2008
where is the recipe. This looks real good.
Rating: Unrated
02/25/2008
My husband made this for me for Valentine's Day and wow! This is so rich and chocolaty that it took me four sittings to eat one eight ounce serving. I recommend serving this in four ounce portions.