Chocolate mousse melting moments

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By: Jo Wheatley

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.23 / 5 (132 votes)

Prep time:
20 min, plus chilling time
Cook time:
20 min
15 melting moments

Chocolate melting moments are sandwiched together with chocolate mousse for an indulgent treat


1. For the chocolate mousse filling: Finely chop the dark and milk chocolate and tip into a bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan until it is just below boiling point and then pour over the chopped chocolate and stir gently until the chocolate has melted. Add the egg yolk and icing sugar and stir until smooth and glossy.
Chill until set.

2. For the melting moments: Combine the butter, icing sugar and vanilla in the bowl of a free-standing mixer or food processor and blend until light and fluffy. Sift the flour, cornflour and cocoa into the bowl and beat until smooth.

3. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with
a large, open star nozzle and pipe 30 swirls onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.

4. Chill the melting moments in the fridge for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

5. Bake the melting moments on the middle shelf
of the preheated oven for 12–15 minutes until firm then leave to cool on the baking tray.

6. Spoon the chocolate mousse into a clean piping bag; pipe onto 15 of the cookies and then sandwich with the remaining cookies and serve.

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For the melting moments

  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 60 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 50 g cornflour
  • 60 g cocoa powder

For the chocolate mousse filling

  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 50 g milk chocolate
  • 100 ml double cream
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten
  • 30 g icing sugar

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This recipe contains raw egg, so be careful who you feed it to.

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Latest Comment


Make sure you sieve the icing sugar before making the mousse otherwise you get lumps in the mousse

dettybo dettybo  Posted 05 Apr 2014 12:52 PM

Could you please recheck this recipe - I've made it this morning and the dough was far too dense to pipe even with my largest nozzle.



RachelH47047 RachelH47047  Posted 19 May 2013 1:59 PM

icing sugar 600 gr ????? Or 60 gr ??

davidJ76149 davidJ76149  Posted 04 Aug 2012 11:23 AM

Hi Charlie,

Thanks for pointing this out. We had a saving issue with the recipe but, fingers crossed, all the info is there now. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Tom_Good_Food Tom_Good_Food Posted 26 Jul 2012 2:36 PM

The ingredients for the chocolate mousse is missing

CharlieV67215 CharlieV67215 Posted 20 Jul 2012 4:48 PM