Grand Marnier and chocolate mousse

Grand Marnier and chocolate mousse




  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup light olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier


Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a heatproof bowl over simmering water. Don’t let the water touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir until the chocolate is smooth and set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs whites with an electric mixer until they form stiff peaks. Add the egg yolks one at a time beating well.

Beat in the chocolate and gradually add the oil in a thin stream and then the Grand Marnier, making sure it is all well combined.

Pour into small dishes or martini glasses and refrigerate until firm.


  • This is a super-rich decadent dessert and a little goes a long way.
  • The oil gives this chocolate mousse a silky feel on the tongue but adds no flavour at all.
  • This is really nice served with a dollop of double cream and some orange slices cooked in orange juice and brown sugar on the side.
  • You can make this recipe a day ahead and it works well for a midweek dinner party or special occasion.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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