Dear New Year’s Resolutions,

December 31, 2012

Decadent Chocolate Mousse

See you tomorrow!  xo, AB


  • 18 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier


  1. Put chocolate, coffee, and sugar in a large metal mixing bowl. Set bowl over a large pot filled with 1 in. simmering water. Melt chocolate, stirring often, until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Whisk egg whites in a medium bowl with a mixer until they hold stiff peaks. Whisk cream in another bowl until soft ribbons form.
  3. Stir yolks into warm chocolate mixture. Mix in liqueur. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in whites until almost blended, then gently fold in whipped cream until no streaks remain.
  4. Pour chocolate mixture into a large (8-cup) glass serving bowl. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. Serve with sweetened whipped cream.
  5. Make ahead: Up to 3 days, covered and chilled.

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