April 3 is Chocolate Mousse Day!

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Hello Chocoholics out there!  It’s Chocolate Mousse Day!  Indulge in the sweet sensation of Chocolate Mousse today!  Check out some of the best chocolate mousse recipes below.

1. Classic Chocolate Mousse

Classic Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:

3/4 cup chilled heavy cream, divided
4 large egg yolks
1/4 cup espresso or strong coffee, room temperature
3 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
6 ounces semisweet chocolate (60-72% cacao), chopped
2 large egg whites

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2. Decadent Chocolate Mousse Shooters

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Ingredients:

4 egg yolks
¼ cup sugar
1 cup whipping (heavy) cream
1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1 ½ cups whipping (heavy) cream
DOVE® Whole Fruit Dipped in Dark Chocolate (for garnish)

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3. Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Ingredients:

For the cake:
1/2 pound unsalted butter (2 tablespoons melted)
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into 1/2-ounce pieces
8 large egg yolks
3/4 cup granulated sugar
4 large egg whites
For the filling:
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into 1/2-ounce pieces
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
For the Dark Chocolate Ganache:
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
18 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into 1/2-ounce pieces

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4. Salted Butter Caramel-Chocolate Mousse

Salted Butter Caramel-Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
3 tablespoons (45g) unsalted butter, cubed
3/4 cup (180ml) heavy cream
6 ounces (170g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 large eggs, separated
1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt, preferably fleur de sel
optional- fresh berries for garnish

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5. Quadruple Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

QUADRUPLE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CHEESECAKE

Ingredients:

Flourless Chocolate Cake- Bottom Layer
6 tablespoons (85g) unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces
7 ounces (198g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine (I used Callebaut)
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
4 large eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
1/3 cup packed (2 1/3 ounces or 67g) dark brown sugar, with lumps removed
Cheesecake Layer- Second Layer
5 ounces (142g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
16 ounces (2 packages) cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (125g) sugar
2 tablespoons (15g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons (31g) sour cream
For the Mousse- Third Layer
2 tablespoons (15g) dutch-processed cocoa powder
5 tablespoons (75ml) hot water
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder (optional)
7 ounces (198g) bittersweet chocolate-chopped fine
1 1/2 cups (375ml) cold heavy cream
1 tablespoon (12.5g) sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Chocolate Ganache- Top Layer
4.5 ounces(128g) bittersweet chocolate- chopped
1/2 cup (125ml) heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon (14g) unsalted butter, room temperature

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Have a wonderful Chocolate Mousse day!  Make sure you treat yourself with one of those delicious recipes above.

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