This delicious black forest chocolate mousse recipe is well worth a try!

It is full of flavour and a really indulgent treat. If you love to have a tasty dessert for the whole family, then this is a dessert that might just fit the bill!

The flavour combination of cherries and chocolate has always been a winner and a mousse is a quick and easy dessert that most families enjoy. Put the flavour combination with the easy dessert and you surely have a winner for all of the family.

Chocolate desserts are rich, decadent and often associated with romance. This black forest chocolate mousse recipe pairs the sweetness of chocolate with the tart, fruitiness of cherries. While many chocolate mousses rely on raw eggs, this recipe calls for heating the egg yolks over a double-boiler. Pasteurized eggs can also be used for individuals who should not consume raw eggs.

Morello cherries are a sour cherry traditionally used in black forest cake recipes. Jars or cans of morello cherries can often be found near pie-fillings in supermarkets. If morello cherries are unavailable, substitute fresh or canned tart cherries instead. This black forest chocolate mousse recipe is very versatile and can easily be adapted with substitutions if some options are unavailable.

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Black Forest Chocolate Mousse Recipe


    1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
    3 Tbsp butter
    8 oz bittersweet dark chocolate chips or chunks
    3 egg yolks
    ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    2 Tbsp Kirshwasser or cherry brandy
    1 Tbsp water
    1 cup jarred morello cherries, pitted and drained
    2/3 cup cherry juice, reserved from jarred cherries


    Whisk one cup of whipping cream until soft peaks form. Do not over-whip. Set aside or refrigerate.
    Separately whisk the remaining 3/4 cup of whipping cream until soft peaks form. Slowly add 2 Tbsp granulated sugar and reserved cherry liquid, whisking continuously until incorporated. Set aside or refrigerate.
    Add 1 ½ - 2 inches of water in the bottom half of a double boiler. Bring to a simmer. In the top half, melt butter and chocolate. If no double boiler is available, select a medium size saucepan large enough to support a metal mixing bowl. Remove chocolate from heat once melted.
    In a medium sized metal bowl, whisk together egg yolks, granulated sugar, kirshwasser and water. Place bowl over simmering water in double boiler and continue to whisk for 3 minutes until pale yellow. Remove from heat and continue whisking for another 2-3 minutes until cool and thickened ribbons form when whisk is lifted.
    Combine chocolate and egg mixture, adding one spoonful at a time to temper. Fold in plain whipped cream until thoroughly incorporated.
    To serve, layer chocolate mousse, cherry mousse and morello cherries in serving glasses. Top with cherry whipped cream and garnish with chocolate shavings if desired.

For an elegant presentation, serve this black forest mousse recipe in a martini or wine glass. This recipe makes enough to fill four large martini glasses or can be used to serve eight guests in smaller bowls or wine glasses. This blackforest chocolate mousse recipe can be prepared a day in advanced and should be refrigerated until served.

I must admit that it doesn’t last very long in my house and everyone always wants a second serving if there is enough left! You might find the same – so maybe make a bigger batch if this is the case? I probably should too!

blackforest chocolate mousse recipe

I have made this recipe time and time again and it comes out great every single time. It is easy to make – with many of the ingredients being items we always have in our fridges and cupboards. I really hope you get to try this delicious dessert and get to enjoy it as much as myself and my family do. It is SO good.