Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

I’ve had my eye on this chocolate mousse cupcake recipe for quite some time. The cupcakes finally made their way to the top of my must-bake list recently when I needed to bring a dessert to a cookout. The host requested something chocolate and these definitely fit that bill.

The great thing about this recipe is that the batter and the frosting are basically the same thing, so you don’t have to worry about making frosting in addition to the cupcake batter. Everyone really enjoyed the chocolateness of these guys. My favorite part was the mousse frosting. It was ridiculous. Even Hubby agreed that it was awesome, and he’s quite the chocolate mousse fan.

In the end, the mousse didn’t hold it’s shape very well after being piped onto the cupcake. Next time (and I’m positive there will be a next time), I think I’ll just spread the mousse on the top of the cupcakes with a spatula.

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Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

Ingredients:

4 heaping Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt, plus good pinch for the egg whites
10 ounces dark chocolate
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
6 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler or microwave. Don't cook -- the chocolate and butter should be just melted. Stir and set aside.

Beat egg yolks and sugar until light yellow and foamy. Beat in the melted chocolate until totally blended.

Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff but not dry. Gently fold into chocolate mixture. Divide mixture into two parts and put one of them in the refrigerator to be used later to frost cupcakes. Gently whisk flour mixture into other half until it is completely absorbed.

Fill cupcake papers about 2/3 full with batter and bake for 15-20 minutes. Don't overcook. Cupcakes should be just cooked and moist in the center. Remove from oven and cool.

When cupcakes are cool, frost with remaining chocolate mousse.

Recipe as seen on How to Eat a Cupcake, originally from Cupcakes Galore by Gail Wagman

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9 Responses to “Watermelon cupcakes”

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    Joelen — August 3, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    How adorable!! So creative and I’m sure delicious too!

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    Carrie — August 4, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Those are SOOO cute!

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    Sarah — August 4, 2008 at 1:50 am

    Those may be the cutest cupcakes I’ve ever seen!

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    Katie — August 4, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Oh my goodness! HOW CUTE! I seriously LOVe this idea! I’m so starring these to make! Thanks!

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    ~Amber~ — August 5, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    These are so adorable!!

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    sterling — August 7, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Fabulous idea. I think your idea of the two shades of green was great too!

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    Ivy — August 18, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Cool! I love watermelon. These look like so much fun, kids would go crazy for these. 🙂

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    Nate — August 21, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Beyond being probably the best looking summer cupcakes invented. I have to give props to the chef on the taste front as well. These were highly popular at said cookout and were demolished by all.

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    Marija — September 24, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    I love them! So creative!

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