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Cappuccino Mousse Cups

These Cappuccino Mousse Cups are perfect little bites for a bridal shower or any other special event. Light and delicious.


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 virtual 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.

A few notes about making these cappuccino mousse cups:

  • Make sure your cream cheese is nice and soft, otherwise you’ll have a hard time mixing it with the Cool Whip.
  • You can prepare the filling in advance and store it in the fridge. Let it soften slightly before filling the phyllo cups.
  • Use a piping bag or a zip-top bag to get the filling into the cups. If you use a zip-top bag, just snip off the corner and squeeze. You could spoon the filling in too, but with a bag, you’ll get a much prettier and more uniform look. Plus it will be way easier.
  • I wouldn’t recommend making these in their entirety in advance. The phyllo has a tendency to get soggy which you definitely do not want. Prep the filling in advance and then they’ll come together really quickly before your event.


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.



Cappuccino Mousse Cups

Yield: 12 mini cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

These Cappuccino Mousse Cups are perfect little bites for a bridal shower or any other special event. Light and delicious.


  • 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)


  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.

Verdict: We loved these little bites. Addicting and delicious.

Husband’s take: He loved these too!

Changes I would make: None are necessary.

Difficulty: Easy.

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36 Responses to “Cappuccino Mousse Cups”

  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! 🙂

  2. dessertfortwo — April 1, 2013 at 8:11 am

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

  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?!)

    • Rachel Gurk — April 8th, 2013 @ 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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 😉

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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!

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

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

  9. carrian — April 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

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

  10. katie — April 1, 2013 at 10:59 am

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

  11. 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!

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

    what a fun idea! happy bridal shower 🙂

  13. 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!

  14. Katrina @ WVS — April 1, 2013 at 5:09 pm


  15. Cassie | Bake Your Day — April 1, 2013 at 7:19 pm

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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…!

  18. 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!

  19. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — April 2, 2013 at 3:00 am

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

  20. Carolyn — April 2, 2013 at 8:45 am

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

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

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

  22. 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 🙂

  23. addie | culicurious — April 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm

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

  24. Nutmeg Nanny — April 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    These look so delicious! Such a fun event 🙂

  25. Kathryn — April 5, 2013 at 6:32 am

    These are really perfect Rachel! Such fun little bites.

  26. Yush — March 6, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Can I buy prepared mini filo shells? Or should I buy filo dough and bake the shells beforehand?

    • Rachel Gurk — March 7th, 2016 @ 7:14 am

      I use the prepared ones!


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