Cheat’s Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Cheat’s Chocolate Mousse

Cheat’s Chocolate Mousse

Cheat’s Chocolate Mousse is a delicious dessert prepared with 2 ingredients- melted chocolate and cream. No added sugar, no strenuous whisking, no fancy ingredients- and ready in 5 minutes!

I call it my ‘cheat recipe’ as it takes 5 minutes to put together, and a delicious dessert is ready in no time. I love involving my children involved in this one as they really enjoy the science behind melting the chocolate and then stirring and whisking.
Chocolate Mousse may well be the ultimate chocolate fix at my home! This recipe makes the most rich, creamy, yet light and fluffy mousse that is comforting and satisfying at the same time!

Other recipes you might like are Eggless Walnut Brownie, Chocolate Strawberry Pudding, Chocolate Souffle, and Chocolate Chip Cookies


250 grams dark chocolate
1 cup cream



In a bowl, add the dark chocolate and melt it in the microwave.

For melting chocolate in microwave- Break chocolate in a microwave bowl.  Use low heat settings of the microwave. Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds (or 20 if it is at high temperature) and then take the bowl out and give it a stir. Place the bowl back again in the microwave and repeat the process for 30 seconds, stopping, stirring, and returning to the microwave until the chocolate has melted. If there are one or two lumps that still have not melted, then keep stirring it outside the microwave to melt the last few pieces in the residual heat of the bowl.


Let the chocolate cool down slightly and then stir the cream into the melted chocolate until well combined.

Spoon between 3-4 small bowls or glasses. You can sprinkle some chocolate or rainbow sprinklers (optional) and refrigerate for an hour or until set.


Tips & Variations

  1. You can either melt the chocolate in a bain-marie or microwave. In a bain-marie- Break chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Sit it over a pan of barely simmering water (a bain-marie) and allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally.
  2. While melting chocolate in a bain-marie make sure the water is only simmering and not boiling and that the water does not touch the base of the bowl in which you are melting chocolate.
  3. When melting chocolate in a microwave, make sure that the bowl is completely dry and clean. If there’s little water or oil in the bowl, then the chocolate could split and become grainy while melting.
  4. Make sure the chocolate is not too hot and has cooled down when you add cream as the cream can split.
  5. You can add sprinklers of your choice.