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Description: As famously said – Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate!! Today is 7th July..World Chocolate Day, so how can I not be posting a chocolate based dessert recipe!  Here is the classic and easy to put together Blackforest Mousse with some seriously indulging flavours! 


Cherry compote:

  • 1, 1/2 cup cherries, pitted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1, 1/2 tbsp sugar
  •  2 tsp corn flour

Chocolate mousse:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (use dark choc chips if you like don’t like your mousse too sweet) 
  • 1, 1/4 cups chilled heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 tbsp sugar, powdered
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Whipped cream:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sugar, powdered


Cherry Compote:

  • Add pitted cherries, sugar, corn flour and water in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil and simmer for about 7-8 mins. until cherries have softened and formed a thick sauce form. Let it cool and keep it aside. 

Chocolate Mousse:

  • Melt chocolate chips and ½ cup cream over some hot water (or in the microwave in 20 sec. increments) until you get a smooth chocolate mixture. Set aside to cool. 
  • Beat remaining 3/4 cups chilled cream with powdered sugar & vanilla with an electric whisker until stiff peaks form. 
  • Fold the whipped cream into the melted chocolate in two additions. Once fully combined, chill for a couple hours to be firm.

Whipped Cream:

  • Beat together the heavy cream, sugar and vanilla with an electric whisker until medium peaks form.

Mousse Assembly:

  • Layer the cherry compote, chocolate mousse and whipped cream as desired. This mousse can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Servings 4

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