Rachel in the Kitchen: Chocolate Orange Mousse

I announced to my family that I would supply the dessert to round of our Sunday evening barbecue. After much deliberation I decided to go for a chocolate orange mousse and after scouring through various recipes I decided to branch out on my and create my own and I must say, they turned out damn good!

To make this scrumptiously simple but deliciously decadent summer pud (enough for 8 portions) all you will need is:

– The juice and zest of 1 large orange

– 6 large eggs

– 200g of good quality dark chocolate

– 200g of good quality milk chocolate



Start by breaking the chocolate into small pieces and melting it over a saucepan of boiling water. This method will melt your chocolate gradually and stop it from burning.



DSC_3511Such chocolatey goodness, mmm!


Keep going until its completely smooth like this…

DSC_3515Next, separate your eggs into whites and yokes, I use the old pass the yoke from one half of the shell to the other over a bowl to catch the whites.

DSC_3497Ta darrr!

DSC_3498Then in a large bowl, whisk your egg whites until they are light and fluffy. They will start like this…

DSC_3505Keep going, if your arm aches, you’re doing it right! Nearly there…

DSC_3509When done they should be able to create soft peaks like this…


Then, after beating the eggs yokes separately, beat them into the melted chocolate.



DSC_3518 DSC_3519Into two separate small dishes, grate the zest off of the orange, cut in halves and squeeze out the juice.


DSC_3502Add the juice of the orange into the chocolate and yoke mix. You can then, slowly, fold the egg whites into the chocolate mix.

DSC_3520Don’t worry if it doesn’t appear to be going well at first.

DSC_3521Keep going and eventually it will turn into smooth chocolate heaven.

DSC_3523If you have some, use small ramekins to divide into portions.





DSC_3529To finish off and make them look extra fancy, add a touch of orange zest to the top to give them a flash of colour.


Then pop them in the fridge for a few hours to chill.


Then for the final, most important step… lick the spoon!

DSC_3534Just to check its not poisonous of course!

The finished product went down a treat with everyone, as shown by the empty bowls and happy faces.IMAG0362





Do let me know if you give it a try, even better send me your pictures on Twitter or Instagram or send me your own favourite summer dessert recipes for me to try!


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  1. September 27, 2014 / 8:14 am

    This looks DELICIOUS! And can I just say that I am having total blog envy right now. You’re page and posts are so well done! I am going to be giving this recipe a go very soon (i’ll share my experience with it with you when I do ^_^). Though I will admit, the biggest challenge is going to be making sure the chocolate bars actually make it into the saucepan and not my mouth lol. Looking forward to reading more from you!

    • September 28, 2014 / 4:52 pm

      Hey! Thanks very much! I spent a lot of time fiddling with the layout so I’m glad you like it! I’m looking forward to seeing your results and although that is a very real temptation I promise it’ll be worth the end result!

  2. October 30, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    This looks like heaven. And thanks for the recipe with so much details. I shouldn’t make any mistake following your steps.
    Btw, your blog is gorgeous, the themes are great and your way to convey messages is very inviting. Thanks.

    • February 9, 2015 / 10:48 am

      Thanks very much! I try and break things down as much as possible because some recipes I’ve tried to follow just assume prior knowledge of techniques and phrases so hopefully this is fool proof! Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚

  3. October 30, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    LOVE! I’ve always been a sucker for good chocolate desserts (I used to be a professional chocolatier in another stage of life!), and this looks DIVINE! Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

    • February 9, 2015 / 10:49 am

      That must have been an amazing job! I’d love to have a go at making some fancy truffles soon, do you have any secrets you can share to make them awesome?

      • February 9, 2015 / 3:15 pm

        Haha – 3 years worth! The biggest secret is the temper of your chocolate. Everything great about a truffle stems from that πŸ™‚

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