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Mini Chocolate Mousse Cups

Elevate your dessert game with these decadent mini chocolate mousse cups that are sure to impress at any gathering or special occasion. With a texture that melts in your mouth with every bite, spoon the luscuious mousse into miniture cups or tart shells that provide the perfect vessel for indulgence!

Mini Chocolate Mousse Cups

Garnish these mini chocolate mousse cups with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or chocolate curls or fresh berries for an elegant finishing touch that adds visual appeal and a burse of flavor.

These bite size delights are not only delicious but also convenient for serving and enjoying without the need for utensils.

Whether serving for a dinner party, bridal shower, holiday celebration or other festive occasion, these mini chocolate mousse cups are sure to leave a lasting impression and satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth.

You might have tried some of our other chocolate desserts like The Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Pie or Chocolate Blossom Cookies!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Chocolate
  • Butter
  • Espresso
  • Eggs

Here’s How You Do It

  1. Melt the Chocolate
  2. Beat the Egg Whites into Peaks
  3. Fold together and spoon into the containers!
  4. Refrigerate. (That’s it! Really!)
chocolate bar in white paper on a counter top

Step 1

chocolate being melted in a pot of the stove
whipped egg whites in a bowl

Step 2

melted chocolate in a clear bowl with a wooden spoon

Step 3

Tips and Tricks

  • Choose the best quality chocolate you can find because this is 100% where the flavor comes from. I recommend the Ghiradelli brand chocolate.
  • Whip the egg whites until they stand up in the mixer, this gives your mousse all of the fluff.
  • The espresso adds a richness to the chocolate that you will not exactly taste, but the depth of flavor is unmistakable!
  • More information on using eggs in recipes.

PRO TIP: Use instant espresso which you can find at most grocery stores, on Amazon on at Williams Sonoma.

Storage and Keeping

Keep these mousse cups covered in the refrigerater for up to 3 days.

These do not freeze well.

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mini mousse cups.

Mini Chocolate Mousse Cups

This deliciously rich Mini Chocolate Mousse cup is just the right amount to tickle your sweet tooth without over indulging your belly.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate mousse, mini mousse
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 243kcal


  • 10 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate – plus finely chopped pieces for garnish
  • 1 ½ tsp unsalted butter
  • 1/8 tsp instant espresso
  • 4 eggs seperated


  • Place chocolate in a double boiler with water simmering in pan below. Add the butter and melt with the chocolate. Add the instant espresso as well. Stir gently while melting but DO NOT get water into your chocolate or the chocolate will seize. When melted, remove from the heat and set the top of your double boiler aside to cool for a moment. As cooling, add the egg yolks and beat until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  • Spoon chocolate into small serving bowls or ramekins. Refridgerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
  • Serve with garnish of chopped chocolate pieces.


  • Choose the best quality chocolate you can find because this is 100% where the flavor comes from. I recommend the Ghiradelli brand chocolate.
  • Whip the egg whites until they stand up in the mixer, this gives your mousse all of the fluff.
  • The espresso adds a richness to the chocolate that you will not exactly taste, but the depth of flavor is unmistakable!


Nutrition Facts
Mini Chocolate Mousse Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 35mg1%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This post originally appeared on the pages of Loaves and Dishes on January 27, 2015 and has been completely updated with new information including recipe card. It’s so helpful now!

A Verse to Share

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. ~ Psalms 34:8

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

Recipe Rating


Wednesday 27th of April 2022

Firstly love the scripture! I want to use this recipe in mini size in tiny cupcake cups (bite size) to feed 42ppl but unsure how much to expand this recipe to help in this way? :)

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

I'm going to suggest that you x 7 this recipe to make sure that you have enough.


Friday 2nd of February 2018

I made these! Great!

Rita Moore

Friday 7th of April 2017

I've made this mousse 3 times. It is insanely dense which is fantastic, but....... the only way I have luck with it is to beat the egg yolks separately until they get pale, then add to the chocolate. Otherwise I end up with a substance that has bits and pieces of chocolate in it. I've tried beating for a half hour, with my electric beater, I still get hard lumps. That's ok. I'll make it my way and reap the rewards! Thanks for the recipe.

Wendi Spraker

Friday 7th of April 2017

Hi Rita! Thanks for the comment! You are right - it IS dense. I am not sure why the issue with hard links though. Anyway- thanks for sharing your solution.

Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog

Thursday 2nd of April 2015

You can never go wrong with a classic like chocolate mousse :)


Wednesday 4th of February 2015

I made the mousse and it was delicious, but thicker than expected. Was yours light and fluffy or thick and creamy? I wasn't sure if I messed something up.

Great recipe and you're right about small portions - I split the recipe in half, had half of THAT recipe (about half a cup) and was really feelin it. I also love that this recipe has few ingredients and is so simple to make. It'll be my go-to for chocolate mousse now! Thanks!

Wednesday 4th of February 2015

Hi Katie! I'm so excited that you made the Mini Chocolate Mousse Cups. You are right - this recipe is a little thicker and heavier than what you would expect a common mousse to be. We think it is just perfect around here! Wonderful for such a small amount to be so satisfying. :) Thanks for coming back and commenting! Visit me again soon! :)


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