Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

Hey, let’s bake something!

Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes
makes 24


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 175 C/350 F. Place cupcake papers in tins
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together cocoa, flour and baking soda
  • Cream butter and sugar with mixer on medium-high, until pale. Add brown sugar and beat until fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping bowl. Mix in sour cream.
  • On low, add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with buttermilk, and beginning and ending with flour, until just combined.
  • Divide batter among papers, filling 3/4 full.
  • Bake until firm to the touch and a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool.

Chocolate Mousse Icing


  • 1 1/2 cups cream, cold
  • 225 g chocolate, melted, warm


  • Whisk cream in a medium bowl until soft peaks form and then pour in warm chocolate and mix quickly to incorporate
  • Refrigerate until cool and place in a piping bag and pipe on cupcakes immediately. If it chills too much it will get too stiff so only chill about 5-10 minutes

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  • in the, lets face it, unlikely event that I did actually bake these cakes I am afraid I would eat all 24 of them! ( I am coming up to my 200th too!)

  • Let's! Yummy x

  • Yum!!!

  • OMG these are incredible!!!

  • I'm with Cathy on this one !

  • Wow, they look gorgeous!

  • YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUM! Beautiful work Cathie!! xxx

  • Ohh lala Cathie, it almost feel like the "supreme supplice" to look at these picture and not being able to catch one!!!!Thanks for being so kind and share the recipe with us.xx

  • I think their look so yummy, but making them is rather hard for me now…but I'm going to bake it, when I was free later >.<
    Thanks for sharing them,
    heart and hugs,


  • Like everything you make, these look like pure heaven! I was already in such a chocolate mood tonight, but these have just sent me over the edge!

    xo Gigi

  • Cathie, you always get the icing so perfect – that's usually my downfall.

    Have a fun day

  • Vic


    I think I tell you this a little too often, but it's absoloutely true – You are an evil temptress!

    It HAS been so damn hot, I know! I had to ride down the street & back earlier and when we got home I felt so sick & hot… ugh!

    Gorgeous cupcakes as usual my dear, and lovely of you to share. 🙂

  • hmmm…delicious

  • Wow these look great. Perfect pick me up for 4pm chocolate craving.

    Jetsetting Joyce

  • Are you serious? Two of my all time favourite things mixed together. Oh how I wished I lived around the corner from you!

  • mmm, yumminess!

  • i love chocolate mousse 🙂 i love your cupcakes! yummy and looks sweet :))

  • one word .. YUM

  • Oh my gosh…those are the yummiest looking cupcakes! How perfect looking ~ I wish I could bite into one right now!

    sigh…guess I will get to the kitchen and pop my dry piece of mult-grain bread into the toaster for breakfast. 🙁

  • that sinfully looking chocolate mousse simply makes those cup cakes more awesome!

  • so scrumptious.
    i baked banana bread today as the snow continues to fall outside. comfort food warms my heart during the winter.

    hope you are enjoying your day.

    one love.

  • Oh yum…they look so delicious. I put on weight just looking at the scrummy baking on your blog. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • FA

    I will be trying this FOR SURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • OK you have talked me into it!

  • I have such a weakness for chocolate mousse. It remind sme of my granma Lucy. These look and sound delicious. XX

  • I am totally making these naughty looking cupcakes this weekend. They look divine, I showed my husband and he drooled. On my to-do list. Thank you for the inspiration. Y to the UM!

  • oh gosh!! how wicked!! hehehe XO

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Cathie! I made these last night for my husband's birthday. I didn't get the mousse icing quite right – it was still too runny to pipe onto the cakes even after 30mins in the fridge. Any tips on what I did wrong?
    thanks, Karen B