Chocolate Cardamom Mousse – Easy but Sophisticated Pudding

This Honey & Co. dessert is a must try. It is so simple and only calls for five ingredients: chocolate, butter, sugar, eggs and cardamom, which brings a warmth and sophistication to an otherwise standard mousse.

If you need convincing here are 10 reasons why you must make this. (If I had you at chocolate, shoot straight to the recipe below):

  1. It is sophisticated enough for a dinner party
  2. You can make it a day in advance
  3. It only requires 5 ingredients
  4. It’s no-bake
  5. It’s gluten-free
  6. Easy to make
  7. The recipe doubles well
  8. A little goes a long way
  9. Between weighing ingredients and doing the wash up it takes under 30 minutes
  10. It is totally delicious and a real crowd pleaser!


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 150g best quality dark chocolate (I use callebaut and a combo of 70% & 30%)
  • 75g butter (I use Kerrygold, of course)
  • 100g soft dark brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom

Method (See below for a couple of pics & vids below as I shot some instagram stories along the way. )

  1. First melt the chocolate, butter & cardamom in a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. (Tip – don’t let the bottom of the bowl touch the boiling water)
  2. In a food mixer, whisk eggs & sugar together until thick and foamy and pale yellow in colour. This part takes a few minutes so be patient. The mixture should  triple in size. During this time get your washing done, set the table, read an article or make a cup of tea while the machine does the hard work.
  3. Fold the melted chocolate into the egg mixture. (The recipe in the book doesn’t say this but I get a bit paranoid about the eggs scrambling when eggs and warm chocolate coming together – to avoid this add a couple of tablespoons of egg mixture into the chocolate first to temper it and then slowly add back all of the chocolate mixture in and fold.)
  4. Pour into a serving dish & cover. Refrigerate for 2 hours to set.

Tip – This works even better served in individual teacups or ramekins as it holds really well. To finish you could add a couple of flakes of sea salt or a quenelle of creme fraiche & a mint leaf to finish.

Instagram Stories: Glossy melted chocolate, butter & cardamom

Eggs and sugar whisked up until pale, thick and foamy.IMG_3701

Carefully fold through the chocolate (don’t give in to whimpering dog who wants to lick the spoon!)

Let it set for 2 hours and enjoy!


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