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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.36 / 5 (329 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
15 min

Mark Sargeant’s decadent dessert showcases milk, dark and white chocolate and comes topped with a pretty grating of orange


1. Put the dark chocolate into a large heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water and heat until just melted – take care not to get the chocolate too hot. Add a splash of milk and mix well. Remove the bowl from the heat, leave to cool slightly and beat in 1 egg yolk. Leave on one side to cool.

2. Do the same thing with the milk chocolate in a separate bowl, adding the milk and remaining egg yolk when melted. Grate the rind from half an orange and stir into the mixture.

3. Whip the egg whites until they resemble soft peaks and then gradually whisk in the sugar.

4. Fold a quarter of the egg whites into each of the chocolates, and then whisk briefly to combine everything. Divide the remaining whipped egg white between both bowls of chocolate and fold in.

5. For the white chocolate mousse, melt the chocolate as above, stirring gently with a spatula - leave to cool a little. Lightly whisk the cream, and in a separate bowl, whisk the egg white until it resembles soft peaks. Fold the cream and then the egg whites into the chocolate

6. In 8 small glass tumblers or goblets, layer-up the chocolate mousse mixtures starting with the white chocolate mousse, followed by the milk chocolate and then the dark chocolate mousse. Transfer the glasses to the fridge for an hour or so to firm up.

7. Decorate with grated chocolate and orange rind before serving.


For the dark and milk chocolate mousse

  • 175 g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 175 g milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1 orange
  • splash milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 8 egg whites
  • 50 g caster sugar

For the white chocolate mousse

  • 175 g white chocolate, chopped
  • 175 ml double cream
  • 1 egg white

To decorate

  • grated chocolate, grated
  • orange rind, finely grated

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What a disaster, I managed to make the chocolate all lumpy and grainy. I used expensive chocolate and was really upset. It all went wrong when I added the milk. My guess is that the milk was too cold and should have been at room temperature. I did manage to regain control and the dessert was saved, just. I will be careful next time I make it.

KatW60645 KatW60645  Posted 03 Nov 2013 6:36 PM

Hi Rachel, you could try it - I think there's more chance it won't look as neat but it won't affect the flavour. Enjoy!

Anna -Good Food Anna -Good Food  Posted 30 Oct 2013 2:36 PM

Would this work in one big dish do you think? Or would the layers start sinking into each other?

RachelRobertson RachelRobertson  Posted 29 Oct 2013 7:10 PM

This looks very much like l have done myself. Using dark and milk chocolate, l will try using white chocolate next time and hope l get great results. Winner every time.

brendaT47303 brendaT47303 Posted 31 May 2013 6:44 PM

Is this afternoon tea type food

JackS95446 JackS95446 Posted 18 Mar 2012 4:48 PM