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Chocolate Mousse Brownies or Best Brownies EVER!

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Creamy, indulgent and rich, these chocolate mousse brownies are addictive and you will want to make them over and over again.

chocolate mousse brownies

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chocolate mousse browniesThese Chocolate Mousse Brownies are one of the BEST brownies I have ever made. The brownie layer is amazing, its soft, its chocolatey, perfectly baked, with the right level of chewiness, its rich and just perfect. The brownies are topped with a light, airy and creamy milk chocolate mousse, that balances the chocolatey brownies, and just melts in your mouth, its so much better than buttercream! The chocolate flavor is very subtle, almost like an introduction, so you are ready for the chocolate overload that will happen with your next bite. This is such an elegant dessert, it takes regular brownies to a whole new level, this will look beautiful on you dessert table and your guests will lick their fingers!chocolate mousse browniesTools/Ingredients I used to make these Chocolate Mousse Brownies Recipe:

  • Non Stick Baking Pan – I use it for many recipes, brownies, fudge and blondies, the quality is great and it will last you a long time
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – delicious flavor, it will make any chocolate dessert amazing
  • Parchment Paper – a kitchen staple, it just makes life so much easier with it’s non-stick magical powers

chocolate mousse brownies

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Chocolate Mousse Brownies or Best Brownies EVER!
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Creamy, indulgent and rich, these chocolate mousse brownies are addictive and you will want to make them over and over again.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9
  • For the Brownie Layer:
  • Soft butter, for greasing the pan
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 8 ounces / 2 sticks melted butter
  • 1¼ cups cocoa, sifted
  • 2 vanilla beans, seeds only
  • ⅓ cup flour, sifted
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • For Chocolate Mousse:
  • 10 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2½ cups whipping cream, chilled
  • 7 grams gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  1. For the Brownie Layer:
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. Place parchment paper in an 11x7 inches pan so it covers the bottom and 2 sides (to facilitate the brownie removal). Butter the pan and set aside.
  4. In a mixer fitted with the wire attachment, beat the eggs at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow, add the sugar and beat until combined. Add remaining ingredients, and mix to combine.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the pan, it should come out with just a few crumbles attached. I find that 35 minutes in my oven for this recipe is perfect timing.
  6. When done, remove from oven and place the pan on a cooling rack, do not remove the brownie from the pan.
  7. For Chocolate Mousse:
  8. Bring a pot of water to boil, place chocolate in a heatproof bowl and melt over the pot of simmering water. When melted, remove from heat and set aside.
  9. In a small bowl, place gelatin and water, allow the gelatin to bloom, let it sit for 10 minutes.
  10. In the meantime, in a sauce pan, bring ½ cup of cream to a boil. Add the gelatin mixture to the cream, stir to fully incorporate the gelatin. Remove from heat.
  11. Pour about half of the cream mixture into the chocolate and whisk quickly, add the rest of the chocolate and whisk until well combined. The mixture will be very smooth and shiny.
  12. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the wire attachment, place the remaining 2 cups of cream and whisk until soft peaks form.
  13. When the chocolate mixture has cooled to room temperature, fold in the whipped cream manually using a spatula.
  14. Pour on top of the completely cooled brownie pan and level the top layer. Place in the fridge overnight, or for at least 6 hours.
  15. Before serving, remove from the fridge, lift the mousse brownies from the pan using the parchment paper edges, sprinkle with cocoa powder, run a knife thru cold water and cut into square bars.
  16. Enjoy!

chocolate mousse browniesOMG, I don’t think I can say no to another one!

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75 comments on “Chocolate Mousse Brownies or Best Brownies EVER!”

  1. looks amazing, and should taste even better!!!

  2. Oh I would love one of these! Pinned.

  3. Oh my goodness. How dense and rich these look. Can I have one.. or two.. or maybe three? 😀 Pinned it!
    Mult succes, blogul tau e super 🙂

  4. It’s so nice to have great people in your life who can give you recipe feedback 🙂 These brownies look amazing and I love chocolate mousse, but with the unsweetened cocoa it sounds like everything complements each other really well!

  5. The topping looks SO GOOD. These could be dangerous 🙂

  6. I love brownies. These ones look wonderful and the topping… Well, we might just have to have some of these here. Yum!

  7. Okay, these really do look like the best brownies ever!

  8. I concur! Everything tastes better with chocolate – ye ha! Sharing!

  9. That’s the best looking brownie I’ve seen in a long time and I’m a lover of brownies. Well done!

  10. Mousse and brownie..wow..double delicious and decadent!

  11. These brownies look so decadent and amazing! I can see why your husband declared them the best 🙂 Love the chocolate mousse layer!

  12. These look delicious! I love the brownie combined with chocolate mousse – cannot wait to make them!

  13. These brownies look so totally dense and fudgy — the only way to eat brownies! Perfection!

  14. Whenever I try to make desserts fancier, my boyfriend thinks they are too sweet (boo).
    But these brownies look amazing! I have still never tried mousse before, but I would love to try it.

  15. I could definitely believe these are the best brownies ever, they look amazing! My dream dessert, so decadent and chocolatey, Pinned!!! 🙂

  16. This brownie looks divine! I love the idea of topping it with the chocolate mousse. The brownie does sound nicely balanced—rich but not too rich; sweet but not too sweet. Nice!

  17. Oh wow!
    That looks absolutely amazing!
    I know if I made this I would never stop eating it!
    Gourmet Getaways.

  18. Everything is better with mousse on top! These look fantastic!

  19. These are a brownie I couldn’t say NO to!!

  20. These certainly do look like some amazingly fudgy brownies! The mousse looks so light and fluffy.
    These, my friend, are what ALL brownies should look like 😉 Thanks for sharing, Katalina! 😀

  21. These look absolutely to die for. I’ve never thought about putting a mousse layer over brownies, but it’s brilliant!

  22. What a great idea to top with mousse! I’m a brownie addict, too and so is my brother. I have GOT to try these.

  23. Oh my, these sound (and look), totally decadent and delicious! Cant have enough chocolate 🙂

  24. Wow, brownies PLUS mousse?! Can’t say no to that! I agree with you about brownies with frosting – too rich. These look perfect, though!

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  28. When you say for the sugar to be sifted, is that regular sugar or powered sugar? Many thanks!!

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  33. Hi..your brownies looks amazing and I can’t wait to try making them.

    But just wondering, since vanilla beans are really hard to find here and and very expensive, can I substitute it with vanilla essence instead? If yes, how much do you reckon I should use?

    Thank you for sharing these!

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  44. I haven’t had brownies in forever (shame on me!) and these are calling my name!! These look amazing!

  45. Totally my kind of brownies! That mousse topping looks fabulous!

  46. I love them both individually…but together they’re TO DIE FOR!!!

  47. That chocolate mousse topping looks incredible! So decadent! 🙂

  48. Now, these are my kinda brownies and that mousse layer is to die for!

  49. Oh my, I need a big piece of this right now!

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