An easy recipe for a delicious chocolate mousse topped with cherries

This is an easy chocolate mousse recipe which produces a tastily light mousse with a velvety texture, I like to serve it with both maraschino cherries or mandarin orange segments, However, the choice is yours.

It is understood that chocolate mousse first appeared in France during the early 18th century, according to historian and food writer, Alan Davidson.

Mousse is the French word for foam and in culinary terms, the 1700s was known as the foam century when court chefs, particularly in France, went mad creating savoury and sweet foams from all types of ingredients including meat, fish and vegetables.

I hope you enjoy this easy chocolate mousse recipe. Give it a try, I know you won’t be disappointed and let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe topped with cherries

Deliciously Easy Chocolate Mousse

A luscious, velvety and easy chocolate mousse recipe, topped with whipped cream, maraschino cherries and I like to add mandarin orange slices as well. Enjoy!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 6 people
Calories 615 kcal



  • 2 1/2 cups double/heavy cream divided
  • 225 grams high-quality semi-sweet chocolate chips or baking chocolate
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs

Optional, to serve:

  • Whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and/or mandarin orange slices


  • In a medium saucepan heat 1 cup of double/heavy cream with chocolate chips over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until chips have melted and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and sugar with a hand-held mixer at medium speed for 3-minutes.
  • While whisking on the same setting as above, slowly add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture. Stir in the orange zest, if using. Once combined, pour back into the pan used to melt the chocolate. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat and cool slightly before transferring to the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
  • Once chilled, whip the remaining double/heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the chilled chocolate into the whipped cream until thoroughly combined. The mixture should have a fluffy consistency.
  • To serve, spoon the chocolate mousse into a piping bag and pipe into small dessert dishes. Top with whipped cream and maraschino cherries or mandarin oranges or whatever you prefer. Enjoy!


The mandarin orange zest adds a really nice pop of flavour to this recipe so try to use organic and unwaxed ones.


Calories: 615kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 6gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 32gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 200mgSodium: 65mgPotassium: 310mgFiber: 3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 1567IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe
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