Cakery Friday: Lemon Mousse Cups

I love lemon… anything! Especially lemon curd. And when you add some whipped cream to that curd, do you know what you end up with? Lemon Mousse. Also know as: dessert perfection. It’s light and airy and so, so tasty. This mousse has the perfect amount of lemon, not too overpowering, nor too weak. It’s justtttttt right. The best part about the mousse is that it can be made in advance and served straight from the refrigerator.







Gather all of the ingredients.







To make the lemon curd:

Combine 3 egg yolks, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of lemon juice and the zest of one lemon in a sauce pan. Cook over medium/low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. {This is actually a lot more obvious than you would think, the consistency clearly changes}













Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup of butter that has been diced into small pieces. Adding a few pieces at a time.







Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and cover with plastic wrap directly over the curd and allow to chill completely.













To make the whipped cream:

Place 1 cup of whipping cream into the bowl of your electric mixer {or you can use a handheld mixer…. or you could actually just use a whisk, but this requires lots of muscles} add in 2 tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Whisk to stiff peaks. Gently fold in the lemon curd.













Finally, I made these adorable white chocolate bowls to present the lemon mousse. They are so simple! I took a few cupcake wrappers and gently spread in melted candy melts {you could use melted white chocolate chips too, but the melts do not need to be tempered and hold up very well}. Allowed them to harden. And easily cut away the cupcake wrapper leaving just the chocolate bowl. Genius!

























Pipe {or spoon} the lemon mousse into the cups and garnish with some lemon zest. Voila! Cutest little mousse cups around!







For a printer-friendly version of this recipe click here: Lemon Mousse Cups

Happy Baking!

xoxo,

Ali



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1 Comment on Cakery Friday: Lemon Mousse Cups

  1. Paula
    April 13, 2012 at 4:30 am (3 years ago)

    what a fantastic idea….use the white chocolate cups for a crushed peppermint candy chantilly cream….unreal!

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