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Cherry chocolate mousse

Cherry chocolate mousse

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Cherry chocolate mousse

Dark, creamy & drizzled with syrup

Dark, creamy & drizzled with syrup

Serves 6

Cooks In30 minutes

DifficultyNot too tricky

Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 406 20%

  • Fat 25.4g 36%

  • Saturates 14.8g 74%

  • Sugars 39.7g 44%

  • Salt 0.5g 8%

  • Protein 7.6g 15%

  • Carbs 40g 15%

  • Fibre 0.5g -

Of an adult's reference intake


  • 200 g quality dark chocolate , (70%)
  • 1 x 400 g tin of black pitted cherries in syrup
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • 2 tablespoons golden caster sugar

recipe adapted from

5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food

By Jamie Oliver


  1. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, then remove to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, simmer the cherries and their syrup in a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat until thick, then remove.
  3. Whip the cream to very soft peaks.
  4. Separate the eggs, add the yolks to the cream with the sugar, and whisk to combine.
  5. Add a pinch of sea salt to the whites and, with a clean whisk, beat until super-stiff.
  6. Fold the cooled chocolate into the cream, then very gently fold that through the egg whites with a spatula.
  7. Divvy up the mousse between six glasses or bowls, interspersing the cherries and syrup throughout, and finishing with a few nice cherries on top.

Watch the video: How to make a glazed CHERRY ORCHARD mousse cake without necessarily needing a mold. (December 2022).