CEimB: Chocolate Mousse

by Joanne on February 18, 2010

You won’t believe the silky, chocolaty taste of this mousse. It’s perfect. But the total surprise will be in the ingredients.

This was a Valentine’s Day perfect pick by Laura of Edible Ventures.  Visit Laura’s site to see the recipe, tips and tricks or go online here.


The title is really Dark Chocolate Mousse and even though I used 3.1 oz


of my best quality Valrhona bittersweet dark chocolate it looked like milk chocolate mousse. 


The color doesn’t matter because once this dessert touches your lips, your eyes will close, your lips will wrap around the spoon, and as this velvety mix dissolves effortlessly on your tongue, you’ll already be dreaming of the next bite.  You need to sit down while enjoying this guiltless pleasure because your legs may even get weak.


What’s the secret ingredient?  TOFU!  You guessed it!  This is a protein rich dessert.  A perfect word to lure Ted into being my taste tester.  After he went through all the above mentioned motions, I asked….”Do you feel the urge to put on something…uh…Pink?   He knew immediately what I meant and let out  “WHAT?!!! OH NO!!! NOT  T   O  F  U  !!!!!  I made the mistake of passing along a rumor that tofu may slightly increases estrogen levels. Ted has never forgotten and wants nothing to do with increased estrogen.  It’s TESTOSTERONE for him!


Even after that outburst, he ended up eating the dessert. You know it’s got to be good.


The only changes to the ingredients that I made were:
1.  I used 1 lb of Silken Tofu – that’s what the package contained so I used it all.

2.  I used 2 TBS of water instead of 1/4 cup.

3.  I used 2 TBS of Peach Brandy instead of 1 TBS   DSC_3551

The only change I made to the directions was to cook it directly on a burner instead of over a pot with 1 inch of water.  I watched it closely and it didn’t burn or get lumpy. 


Laura, did I make myself clear?  We LOVED this dessert. Great, super, fantastic choice!

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  • At 2010.02.18 09:07, Dawn Hutchins said:

    As soon as I saw this one I knew it would be delicious AND healthy. And I guessed it! Tofu! I have tried to make a few things with it that came out ok but this looks amazing. (Although I’m not only open to recipes like this but actually, to hubby’s dismay, seek them out).
    .-= Dawn Hutchins´s last blog ..Caramelized Onion Lasagna for Valentines Day =-.

    • At 2010.02.18 10:39, Lauryn said:

      OMG I can sooo picture Ted’s outburst! My boyfriend Evan would freak out if I told him there was tofu in the dessert after he tried it…though he would probably do what Ted did and continue to eat the whole thing!! LOL! Your mousse looks amazing!!
      .-= Lauryn´s last blog ..CEiMB – You put WHAT in that Chocolate Mousse? =-.

      • At 2010.02.18 11:02, laura said:

        i’m so glad you liked it, and that ted liked it too! i was really pleased with how it turned out.
        .-= laura´s last blog ..Dark Chocolate Mousse (CEiMB) =-.

        • At 2010.02.18 15:28, Joanne said:

          Dawn: Thanks. It is really good.
          Lauryn: Thanks.
          Laura: It was a great pick.

          • At 2010.02.19 10:33, Margaret said:

            That looks sooooo decadent and luscious.

            Like your hubby, NOT a tofu fan, but so many good reviews will have to try.
            .-= Margaret´s last blog ..In Honor of my New Granddaughter – A Give-away. =-.

            • At 2010.02.19 16:50, Leslie said:

              Yours looks fantastic!!! “We” loved it too. Well, I guess it’s not “we” since I’ve hidden it in the back of the fridge and haven’t shared. I used Valrhona 70% bittersweet and got deeper color.
              .-= Leslie´s last blog ..CEiMB – Dark Chocolate Mousse =-.

              • At 2010.02.19 22:08, Liz said:

                Poor Ted LOL I was sure Ryan wouldn’t want to get near it once he knew about the tofu, but the chocolate won him over too.
                .-= Liz´s last blog ..CEiMB: Dark Chocolate Mousse =-.

                • At 2010.02.23 13:14, Apple Cranberry Cake said:

                  omg that looks soooo good..can’t wait to make this!! yummm

                  • At 2010.02.25 19:30, Kayte said:

                    Fun post. I skipped this one as I don’t like chocolate, at all, and my guys saw the recipe on the counter and saw the word “tofu” and nixed the whole idea of making this, so I didn’t. However, after reading your post, maybe I can sneak it in sometime when they aren’t expecting! Yep, that’s the new plan.
                    .-= Kayte´s last blog ..CEiMB: Broccoli-Cheddar Breakfast Bake =-.

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