These individual dessert cups have chocolate cake, chocolate mousse and vanilla mousse nicely packaged into a single serving. I made them for my son’s Dashing Deer Party. Even though they have 3 components, they are a semi-homemade dessert so they won’t take the whole week to make!
I like using the Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Decadent cake mix. It is the best chocolate cake mix in my opinion. I get it at Walmart along with the Jello brand chocolate mousse. The mousse can be found by the pudding mixes. My Walmart doesn’t have the vanilla mousse but our local grocery store Maceys does. They used to have a white chocolate mousse which I have used before also but they didn’t have that this time so I went with the french vanilla mousse. I like going the boxed mousse route so that I don’t have to worry about raw eggs.
The tall plastic cups are from Walmart. I cut off the top of one of them and used the remaining bottom piece as the cutter to get a round correctly sized piece of cake for the bottom of the cup. Then I piped in a layer of chocolate mousse followed by a layer of french vanilla mousse.
Individual Chocolate Mousse & Cake Cups
1 Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Decadent Cake Mix (plus ingredients to make it)
4 Packages (4 servings each) of French Vanilla Mousse (plus ingredients to make it)
4 Packages (4 servings each) of Jello Brand Chocolate Mousse (plus ingredients to make it)
- Start by making the chocolate cake according to package instructions. Bake it in an 9 x 13 pan. You can do this the day before if you would like and then keep it in the fridge. I like doing this. Seems like my cake is extra moist after an overnight stay in the fridge. If you make it the day of, make sure it is completely cooled before putting it in the cups. Cut the cake into 24 circle pieces and place each piece at the bottom of a cup.
- Make the chocolate and vanilla mousse according to package instructions.
- Put the chocolate mousse into a piping bag (or ziplock bag with the tip cut off) and pipe in an even layer on top of each cake.
- Put the vanilla mousse into a piping bag (or ziplock bag with the tip cut off) and pipe in an even layer on top of the chocolate mousse layer.
- Makes 24 individual dessert cups
I tied a plastic spoon onto each cup with some twine so that they were all ready for the party goers. I found that if I placed the spoon with the convex portion of the top facing inward, it rested nicely against the cup.
Since the mousse doesn’t have eggs in it, you can feel just fine about your birthday boy licking the beater! If you want to see the Dashing Deer party where these individual chocolate mousse & cake cups were featured, you can check it out HERE!