Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse Brownies

These brownies are for the chocolate lover in all of us. They have a bittersweet chocolate mousse filling that is just divine. The brownie itself is nice and dense, so it can hold up to the rich filling. You will want to make sure you have a good quality chocolate for this recipe, as it really makes a difference.


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate, chopped* (*Use a quality brand of chocolate like Ghirardelli or Lindt)
  • 3 tablespoons strong brewed coffee** (**Coffee should be fresh and not made from instant granules) 3 eggs ¾ cup heavy whipping cream ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line an 8 inch pan with aluminum foil. Make sure to extend the foil beyond the two opposite ends of the pan. This will help in lifting brownies out of pan. Lightly butter bottom and sides of foil-lined pan.

2. Cut butter into pieces and melt in a saucepan over low heat. Remove pan from heat, add 1 ounce of unsweetened chocolate. Let stand 1 minute, then stir until smooth. Let cool for 10 minutes

3 whisk in 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 egg (make sure egg is at room temperature), and then vanilla extractUsing a wooden spoon, stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until smooth.. Spread dough evenly into prepared pan

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4 Bake 10-12 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumb Do not overbake Cool completely on wire rack

5 To Make Mousse: Melt 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate with the coffee in top of double boiler over hot water Stir often until smooth Whisk inn 3 egg yolks one at time remove from heat

6 In chilled medium bowl beat 3/4 cup heavy cream just until soft peaks form In another medium bowl beat 3 egg whites

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 brownie
  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated fat: 7 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 3.5 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 73 mg
  • Sodium: 150 mg
  • Potassium: 107 mg
Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse Brownies

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