Cappuccino Mousse Cups

by Rachel Gurk on April 1, 2013 · 33 comments

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Julie is getting married! Happy surprise virtual bridal shower, Julie! I’m so happy to be getting together with some of your best blogging buddies to throw you this surprise shower. I hope you were really surprised.

I made these Mini Cappuccino Mousse Cups because I think they are the perfect bites for a bridal shower. Finger food, but not too messy. Cute and delicate, not too filling and won’t make that pretty white dress too tight. A little chocolate, but not too rich and heavy.

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Enjoy your virtual shower, Julie, but most of all enjoy your wedding and your marriage! It won’t always be easy, but it is so worth it.

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Surprise Bridal Shower for Julie BADGE

Cappuccino Mousse Cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 mini mousse cups

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Cool Whip
  • 12 prepared mini fillo shells
  • chocolate covered espresso beans (optional)
  • chocolate for shaving/garnishing (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, milk, cocoa powder, espresso powder, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat until combined and smooth, scraping down sides as needed.
  2. Fold in Cool Whip until just combined.
  3. Using a pastry bag or zip-top plastic bag with the corner cut off, pipe this mixture into the fillo shells. Top with shaved chocolate or chocolate covered espresso beans as desired.
  4. Best served immediately, but may be refrigerated 1-2 hours before serving if necessary.
http://www.rachelcooks.com/2013/04/01/cappuccino-mouse-cups/

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Audra|The Baker Chick April 1, 2013 at 7:27 am

Aw! Yay- Julie!!! And these mousse cups are adorable and the perfect bridal shower treat if I do say so myself! :)

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2 dessertfortwo April 1, 2013 at 8:11 am

These are so cute! Can I eat them for breakfast, since they have coffee? ;)

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3 Julie @ Table for Two April 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

Oh Rachel, I know how busy you are now with two little ones – it means the world to me that you took time out to whip up something for my shower. You know me well – I do love mini things and love my coffee!! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!! xoxoxoxo love you!! (when are we meeting in real life?!)

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4 Rachel Gurk April 8, 2013 at 12:54 pm

When ARE we meeting in real life?! Very good question. Maybe when I finally don’t have a child attached to my b00b. ;) xoxo

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5 Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray April 1, 2013 at 8:55 am

See, finger foods always seem good to me in theory…and then I eat 12 of them. Which is exactly what would happen to me with these!! Adorable. :) This was such a fun event to be a part of!

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6 Antonia @ Health Inspirations April 1, 2013 at 9:27 am

This is such a great idea. I wish this would have been posted before the weekend because my family would have gone crazy for these. But there’s alway a next time ;)

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7 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel April 1, 2013 at 9:33 am

The phyllo shells are such a great idea to hold mousse! Lovely dessert, Rachel :)

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8 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts April 1, 2013 at 9:36 am

I love phyllo cups – they are always so cute, and yummy! Love these mini mousse cups!

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9 claire @ the realistic nutritionist April 1, 2013 at 9:43 am

Love this recipe!!! So easy and so tasty!

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10 carrian April 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

These look delicious!! So sweet of all of you to throw a shower!

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11 katie April 1, 2013 at 10:59 am

oh wow–these look amazing! Congrats Julie!!!

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12 Carla @ Carlas Confections April 1, 2013 at 11:24 am

Yeah these little mousse cups would be gone in five minutes in my presence :) But Ill make that sacrifice so Julie can fit in her dress ;) They look amazing!

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13 sarah k @ the pajama chef April 1, 2013 at 12:23 pm

what a fun idea! happy bridal shower :)

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14 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Love that Julie is being “showered” with love by all her blogging friends today! These mousse cups look so simple and scrumptious, I’ve got to make ‘em!

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15 Katrina @ WVS April 1, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Yum!!

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16 Cassie | Bake Your Day April 1, 2013 at 7:19 pm

These are simply stunning, my friend! I love all-things coffee-inspired!

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17 Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain April 1, 2013 at 8:12 pm

My friend just had a baby and I think these would be the perfect treat to bring her! Love the flavor combo to!

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18 ashley - baker by nature April 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm

These are perfect, Rachel! I know I wouldn’t be able to stop at one…!

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19 Megan {CountryCleaver} April 1, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Rachel, these are just fantastic! I’ve been thinking about them all day! Phyllo, cocoa and espresso, bliss!

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20 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef April 2, 2013 at 3:00 am

These are so cute and perfect for a bridal shower, virtual or not.

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21 Carolyn April 2, 2013 at 8:45 am

These are adorable and perfect for a bridal shower, virtual or otherwise!

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22 Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) April 2, 2013 at 9:55 am

Perfect little dessert bites! However, I’d eat about ten…

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23 Tracey April 2, 2013 at 10:13 am

So fun that you guys threw a shower for Julie!! I just love your little cups of mousse – coffee-flavored desserts are one of my faves :)

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24 addie | culicurious April 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Yum, these look tasty! Great idea to use the phyllo cups, too :)

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25 Nutmeg Nanny April 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm

These look so delicious! Such a fun event :)

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26 Kathryn April 5, 2013 at 6:32 am

These are really perfect Rachel! Such fun little bites.

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