This is a recipe of my dad's; I don't remember which cookbook he got it from because he's been making it ~40 years. :) I thought it was the best thing EVER when he'd make it when I was a kid, and then I thought it looked really complicated. After I got a better mixer, though, making this became a snap. (I still think it's one of the best things EVER. LOL!)
I told gingerzing1967
I'd post this; decided to do it here in case anyone else thinks it looks interesting!
2 1-oz squares unsweetened chocolate
8 T butter, softened
1/2 C confectioner's sugar
6 T white granulated sugar
1 C heavy cream and 1/4 C white granulated sugar
Melt chocolate in top of double boiler; cool slightly.
Add chocolate to butter; beat until light and fluffy.
Add sugars; beat until smooth.
Add eggs one at a time and beat 2-3 minutes after each.
Beat mousse until not grainy.
Spoon into individual serving cups and refrigerate at least two hours.
Top with homemade whipped cream: whip cream and sugar in cold bowl until stiff peaks form.