Desire a Halloween dessert recipe that’s a bit of bit spooky, however majorly scrumptious? Then you wish to have to take a look at those Ghostly Pumpkin Spice Mousse Cups! To construct those beautiful lovely ghost mousse cups, we spooned our pumpkin spice mousse (recipe beneath), over a premade chocolate cake, then crowned them off with our whipped cream ghosts. The combination of flavors and textures on this recipe paintings completely!
And with the assistance of a premade or boxed chocolate cake, those yummy ghosts are tremendous simple to position in combination. They are able to simply be made gluten-free, sugar-free, low-carb, and/or keto-friendly. They’re the very best dessert to make for Halloween!
Make the Ghostly Pumpkin Spice Mousse Cups
Make the Pumpkin Spice Mousse
To make the pumpkin spice mousse, get started via whipping cream cheese, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, vanilla extract, and the sweetener of your selection. Ready whipped cream is then folded in to loosen up the feel.
Guidelines for a Tremendous Clean Mousse: Make sure that your cream cheese is softened earlier than whipping with the pumpkin puree for a silky clean mousse. If it’s no longer softened sufficient and you end up with little white specifications of cream cheese, pop the bowl within the microwave for approximately 10-15 seconds to melt after which whip till clean.
This pumpkin mousse could also be tremendous scrumptious as a standalone dessert, even dare we are saying with out the ghosts.
Assembling the Dessert Cups
Chocolate Cake (backside layer)
Upload your favourite premade chocolate cake to the ground of your jar or dessert dish. You’ll be able to use your dessert dish to punch out the very best sizes after which slice horizontally in the course of the center to make the cake about 1/2 thick. You’ll be able to additionally simply lay the ground with cake crumbles. Your favourite chocolate cookies will paintings right here too.
Pumpkin spice mousse + garnish (center layer)
Spoon your mousse excessive of the cake. We adore a 2:1 ratio of mousse to the cake. Then garnish with cake crumbs and chopped pecans, which upload every other layer of taste and a ravishing crunchy part to this dessert.
The whipped cream ghosts! (best layer)
Position your whipped cream in a piping bag fitted with a big spherical piping tip ( We used Wilton 1A Massive Spherical Piping Tip). In the event you don’t have one, merely position the whipped cream in a plastic bag and make a couple of ½” extensive cut-off around the nook.
Pipe the whipped cream excessive of the pumpkin mousse in a tall swirl.
How To Make The Ghost Faces
- For the ghost eyes: We used sweet googly eyes.
- For the ghost mouths: We rolled moistened cake crumbs into oval shapes and flattened them.
- You’ll be able to exchange the eyes and mouth with mini chocolate chips as a substitute.
Tip: Follow piping your ghosts a few instances on a work of waxed paper to get them excellent.
GET THE RECIPE!
Ghostly Pumpkin Spice Mousse Cups
For a perfect simple, scrumptious, and adorably spooky dessert this autumn, take a look at those Ghostly Pumpkin Spice Mousse Cups. Need to lead them to low-carb and sugar-free? Simply use a sugar choice like erythritol or stevia, and use a low-carb chocolate cake as a substitute.
- 1 15 ounces. can pumpkin puree
- 8 ounces. cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
- 2 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup powdered sweetener of selection, for sugar-free used stevia, erythritol, monk fruit and alter to style)
- 1/2 cup 1/2 cup toasted pecan halves
- sweet Googly Eyes
- leftover or premade chocolate cake
The whipped cream: Position your beaters and bowl within the freezer for five mins to cool. Then upload heavy cream to the bowl, with 1 tsp vanilla and powdered sweetener of selection. Beat on top till thick. Kick back till in a position to make use of.
The pumpkin mousse: Whip cream cheese, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, vanilla extract, and 1/8 cup of sweetener of option to style till clean. Gently fold in 1/2 cup of the whipped cream. Set in refrigerator for two hours to cool and set.
Compile: Upload cake or cookie crumbles of option to the ground of a small parfait dish or jar. Then upload pumpkin mousse and best with cake crumbs and pecan items. Put whipped cream in a piping bag with a large spherical tip and pipe on best within the form of a ghost. Upload googly eyes and for the mouth, roll moistened leftover cake crumbs right into a small oval form and flatten. Revel in!
Guidelines: No googly eyes? Use chocolate chips as a substitute. Or roll leftover cake crumbs into small balls.
Notes: Use a sugar-free, gluten-free or grain-free cake to make this dessert low-carb and keto-friendly.