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Chocolate and olive oil mousse recipe

Chocolate and olive oil mousse recipe

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With rich dark chocolate and a little sparkle, this decadent mousse recipe is the perfect treat for a loved one. Adding olive oil gives a creamy, light texture, and whilst this delicious dessert looks (and tastes!) impressive, it's actually really quick and easy to prepare. The ideal recipe for a special night in for two. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 15 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook, plus setting
  • 462 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 100g bar 70% dark chocolate
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 20g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt
  • gold edible glitter, to decorate

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    33g 47%
  • Saturates

    15g 74%
  • Sugars

    26g 28%
  • Salt

    1.2g 20%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 29g Protein 11.2g Fibre 4.9g


  1. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, making sure the water doesn't touch the bowl. Remove the bowl from the pan; set aside for a few mins to cool.
  2. Put the egg whites in a mixing bowl with a pinch of sea salt and whisk to soft peaks.
  3. Tip the sugar into a separate mixing bowl and add the egg yolks. Whisk until pale and fluffy. Pour in the olive oil, mix well, then stir in the melted chocolate.
  4. Add a large spoonful of the egg white to the chocolate mixture and gently fold together, being careful not to overwork the mixture. Add the remaining egg white and gently fold until completely mixed. Divide between 2 glasses and chill for 1hr to set.
  5. Take the mousses out of the fridge 10 mins before serving. Garnish with a pinch of sea salt and the edible gold glitter.

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