Chocolate Coffee Mousse Dessert on a napkin on the table

Chocolate Coffee Mousse Dessert

Chocolate Coffee Mousse Dessert has a nice balance of cake and chocolate mousse. The chocolate mousse is airy, fluffy and moist, just the way it should be, with a nice kick of coffee and liquor.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 25 Units


  • 1 Sponge Cake (see link for the recipe)
  • 3 tbsp Bailey Liquor bottom layer
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream bottom layer
  • 3 oz Strong Coffee
  • 2 tbsp Bailey Liquor
  • 12 oz Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Gelatine
  • 1 3/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream


  • Prepare a Sponge Cake on a 13x18 sheet, cake pan. Using your dessert cups or a cookie cutter, cut out the sponge cake. The size of this pan makes about 30 tiny dessert cups.
    Sponge cake cut into small circles and placed into small cups and a container filled with them
  • In a bowl, combine whipping cream with bailey liquor. Pour a spoonful over each sponge cake.
    Whipping cream and baileys liquor mixture poured over sponge cake
  • To melt everything on a steam bath, preheat water in a pot. Place a bowl on top of the pot with boiling water. Make sure that the bowl does not melt. Into the bowl, place chocolate chips, coffee and bailey liquor.
    A bowl on top of a steam bath filled with chocolate chips, bailey liquor and coffee
  •  Stir the ingredients until everything is competently melted. Add butter into that mixture and stir to dissolve.
    Chocolate, baileys and coffee mixture in a bowl
  • In a separate cup, place 1/4 cup of whipping cream and one teaspoon of gelatin, allow it to soften for 5 minutes. Microwave a cup with gelatin for 5 seconds; remove and stir until the mixture turns into runny texture. If need to, you can microwave gelatin a bit more. Add gelatin mixture into the chocolate, stir to combine.
    whipping cream and gelatin added to the chocolate mixture in a bowl
  • Place 1 1/2 cups of cold, heavy whipping cream into a mixer, beat cream to medium peaks. 
    Heavy whipping being beat in a KitchenAid mixture
  • Stir in half of the cream into the chocolate, fold in remaining whipped cream, don't overwork the mousse.
    Chocolate being mixed into the whipping cream mixture in a bowl
  • Place chocolate mousse into a piping bag, fill equal amounts into each dessert cup.
    Chocolate mousse mixture being placed on top of the sponge cake in small cups
  •  Top with some shredded chocolate or cacao powder. You can also double up the layers for taller cups.
    Chocolate Coffee Mousse Dessert on a napkin on the table