Orange Scented Chocolate Mousse

Recipe by Mirj2338
READY IN: 20mins


  • 12
    lb high quality semisweet chocolate
  • 6
    tablespoons water
  • 1
    pinch salt
  • 5
    eggs, separated
  • 1
    teaspoon pure orange extract
  • 1
    tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • 2
    tablespoons orange liqueur
  • chocolate curls (optional)
  • orange rind twists (optional)


  • Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place in the top of a double boiler or microwave proof bowl with the water and salt.
  • Heat until the chocolate is melted in the double boiler or microwave.
  • Let cool for 2 minutes.
  • Rapidly beat the egg yolks into the chocolate mixture one at a time.
  • Beat in the extract, zest, and liqueur.
  • In a clean bowl with clean beaters whip the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Gently but thoroughly fold in the chocolate mixture.
  • Pour into a large serving dish or individual bowls or glasses.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Garnish with the chocolate curls and orange rind twists before serving.