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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7 Responses to “Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes”

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    Cupcake Activist — June 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Although the mousse didn’t hold up nicely on top of the cupcake, the taste is really what matters most. Since everyone loved them, then they are a success!

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    Memória — June 21, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    How convenient to have the frosting and cupcake be one in the same. I think the cupcake looks great.

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    We Are Not Martha — June 22, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Oooh! My sister and I are forever in search of the best chocolate cupcake recipe and this looks like a must-try! I love that the batter and frosting are the same… And they’re so pretty too :)

    Sues

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    Carly — June 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    these look good. I kinda want to make extra and pipe some inside the cupcake too….

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    nutmegnanny — June 23, 2010 at 3:14 am

    That sounds awesome! Chocolate mousse and cupcake….I’m in!

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    yumventures — June 24, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I am making these as soon as humanly possible =)

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    Madeleine — January 1, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    These are absolutely delicious, I made them for a party on thursday and they were a hit! thanks for the recipe!!!!!

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