Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake


150g Plain Flour

2 ¾ tbsp Cocoa Powder

145g Sugar

2 Eggs

70g Butter

50ml Milk

1 ½ tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Pinch of salt

1 Packet Chivers Orange Jelly

5 ½ tsp gelatine

235g Dark Chocolate

140g Milk Chocolate

610ml Sour Cream

50ml Water


  1. Prepare Orange jelly as per pack instructions and leave aside to cool.
  2. Line an 8-inch springform tin (20 cm) with clingfilm.  Gently pour the cooled orange jelly into the tin. Place in the fridge to set for two hours. Meanwhile, prepare the cake.
  3. Sift the flour with cocoa powder into a mixing bowl. Add baking powder and a pinch of salt. Stir the ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat the butter with the rest of the sugar with an electric whisk.
  4. Add one of the eggs to the butter, continue to beat with a mixer until combined. Pour in the second egg and beat again. Once fully combined, add the vanilla extract, and continue to beat the mixture. Add the flour and cocoa mixture again mixing well. Finally, gradually add the milk and mix to evenly combine.
  5. Pour the cake batter into a 9-inch springform pan (23 cm), lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25–30 minutes, checking if ready with a toothpick.
  6. Pour gelatin into a jug with water and leave for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a bowl over a pot of simmering water, melt milk and dark chocolate, adding 140ml of sour cream. Mix thoroughly. Pour the gelatin into the chocolate and gently mix. In a separate bowl thoroughly beat the rest of the sour cream with a mixer. Pour chocolate mixture into it. Stir the mousse. When the sponge cake has cooled, remove the top from the cake.
  7. Place the sponge cake in a springform pan lined with parchment paper. Pour half of the chocolate mousse on top of it. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes. Place orange jelly in the centre.
  8. Fill the cake with the rest of the chocolate mousse. Flatten the surface. Place the dessert in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours to set. Then remove the cake from the pan, decorate with slices of orange.

Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake