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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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • 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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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * 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. 17 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!

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...

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 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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