Need a Halloween dessert recipe that’s just a little bit spooky, however majorly scrumptious? Then you might want to attempt these Ghostly Pumpkin Spice Mousse Cups! To construct these fairly lovely ghost mousse cups, we spooned our pumpkin spice mousse (recipe under), over a premade chocolate cake, then topped them off with our whipped cream ghosts. The combination of flavors and textures on this recipe work completely!
And with the assistance of a premade or boxed chocolate cake, these yummy ghosts are tremendous straightforward to place collectively. They’ll simply be made gluten-free, sugar-free, low-carb, and/or keto-friendly. They’re the proper dessert to make for Halloween!
How you can Make the Ghostly Pumpkin Spice Mousse Cups
Make the Pumpkin Spice Mousse
To make the pumpkin spice mousse, begin by whipping cream cheese, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, vanilla extract, and the sweetener of your alternative. Ready whipped cream is then folded in to loosen up the feel.
Ideas for a Tremendous Easy Mousse: Be sure that your cream cheese is softened earlier than whipping with the pumpkin puree for a silky clean mousse. If it’s not softened sufficient and you end up with little white specs of cream cheese, pop the bowl within the microwave for about 10-15 seconds to melt after which whip till clean.
This pumpkin mousse can be tremendous scrumptious as a standalone dessert, even dare we are saying with out the ghosts.
Assembling the Dessert Cups
Chocolate Cake (backside layer)
Add your favourite premade chocolate cake to the underside of your jar or dessert dish. You should use your dessert dish to punch out the proper sizes after which slice horizontally by the center to make the cake about 1/2 thick. You too can simply lay the underside with cake crumbles. Your favourite chocolate cookies will work right here too.
Pumpkin spice mousse + garnish (center layer)
Spoon your mousse excessive of the cake. We like a 2:1 ratio of mousse to the cake. Then garnish with cake crumbs and chopped pecans, which add one other layer of taste and a stunning crunchy component to this dessert.
The whipped cream ghosts! (high layer)
Place your whipped cream in a piping bag fitted with a big spherical piping tip ( We used Wilton 1A Massive Spherical Piping Tip). For those who don’t have one, merely place the whipped cream in a plastic bag and make a few ½” extensive cut-off throughout 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 substitute the eyes and mouth with mini chocolate chips as a substitute.
Tip: Apply piping your ghosts a few occasions on a bit of waxed paper to get them excellent.
GET THE RECIPE!
Ghostly Pumpkin Spice Mousse Cups
For a brilliant straightforward, scrumptious, and adorably spooky dessert this fall, attempt these Ghostly Pumpkin Spice Mousse Cups. Wish to make them low-carb and sugar-free? Simply use a sugar different like erythritol or stevia, and use a low-carb chocolate cake as a substitute.
- 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
- 8 oz. 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 alternative, 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: Place your beaters and bowl within the freezer for five minutes to relax. Then add heavy cream to the bowl, with 1 tsp vanilla and powdered sweetener of alternative. Beat on excessive till thick. Chill till prepared 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 fridge for two hours to relax and set.
Assemble: Add cake or cookie crumbles of option to the underside of a small parfait dish or jar. Then add pumpkin mousse and high with cake crumbs and pecan items. Put whipped cream in a piping bag with a large spherical tip and pipe on high within the form of a ghost. Add googly eyes and for the mouth, roll moistened leftover cake crumbs right into a small oval form and flatten. Get pleasure from!
Ideas: 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.