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Tiramisu Chocolate Mousse

Tiramisu Chocolate Mousse

Chef John

"Tiramisu translates to pick-me-up. Considering that this popular Italian dessert is spiked with proven mood-elevators such as coffee, cocoa, sugar, and alcohol, the name seems to fit perfectly."
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2 h 45 m servings 381 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 381 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 31.3 g
  • 48%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 180 mg
  • 60%
  • Sodium:
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine espresso and butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water.
  2. Place dark chocolate pieces in the espresso mixture; cook without stirring until chocolate starts to melt, about 3 minutes. Whisk chocolate and espresso mixture until well combined. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Combine Marsala, egg yolks, and sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking constantly until frothy and thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir mascarpone cheese into marsala mixture.
  5. Combine chocolate mixture with mascarpone mixture. Cool to room temperature.
  6. Whip heavy cream in a bowl until soft peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Fold half of whipped cream into cooled chocolate mixture.
  8. Fold second half of whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.


  • Cook's Note
  • Pipe this mousse into a martini glass and dust with confectioner's sugar for an elegant presentation.

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  1. 21 Ratings

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Oh Wow! Really a divine confection! If you are intimidated by this recipe, watch the accompanying video. Made a pourable version to top Marty Fries' Tiramisu Cheesecake on this site. SUGGESTION...

Most helpful critical review

I may have taken a wrong turn on this recipe but it did not turn out like a mousse. It was more like a pudding. I wonder it I used the wrong type of chocolate. I will try it again.

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Oh Wow! Really a divine confection! If you are intimidated by this recipe, watch the accompanying video. Made a pourable version to top Marty Fries' Tiramisu Cheesecake on this site. SUGGESTION...

This is really good. I might've made the coffee a bit too strong, so I won't make it as strong next time. Also replaced the marsala with brandy. Used the mousse as frosting for chocolate cupc...

I made this 2 nights ago and it was such a hit i was demanded to make it again :p so guess what im doing right now? This Mousse is Fantastic and should be enjoyed by everyone. Chef John does it ...

I have made this alot I made it today for me and my Mom who is alcoholic so I had to make it with out the wine or rum so I used imitation rum it was asgood as the real thing and she loved it so ...

Amazing! I followed the directions & did not deviate. What a wonderful dessert! Everyone was impressed!

I made this for an italian themed dinner party and everyone loved it! I didn't have any masala or rum so I used frangelico instead. I also served the dessert with a glass of frangelico & freshly...

This was good, but to me, even though I love Tiramisu, not as good as other non-tiramisu chocolate mousse recipes I've tried. Turned out to be neither quite Tiramisu nor quite chocolate mousse i...

This is an "AWSOME" treat!!! YUMMY.. The down side to this is .... it is WAY too good.

I piped this into some chocolate dipped strawberries and called it tiramisu strawberries. Delish!

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