Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart

Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart

A rich and creamy chocolate orange vegan mousse filling in a nutty and gluten-free sticky base. This raw tart is a perfect showstopping dessert for pleasing crowds and you’ll only need 10 ingredients to make it.

I first made a raw chocolate mousse tart a couple of years ago as Christmas day dessert for my brother and me – who don’t like Christmas pudding. It was absolutely delicious and while I did jot down a rough recipe, I wasn’t able to take any photos to share with you.  I am quite surprised it has taken me so long to make a similar recipe to share but it is worth the wait, in my eyes.

Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart

Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart

The base of this Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart is a raw date and pecan mixture blended together with some cacao powder, vanilla and a pinch of salt for a chocolatey treat. Press the mixture firms to make the base and sides of the tart and then prepare the filling – which is even easier! You may want to keep tofu-sceptics in the dark about the ingredients as the filling is simply silken tofu, melted chocolate and some plant-based milk. It forms such a silky-smooth chocolatey mixture that tastes great straight from the blender bowl and when set in the fridge it forms a smooth and delicious tart filling. it is light and airy like a mousse while secretly adding in some plant-protein at the same time.  The silken tofu holds its form perfectly meaning the Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart slices really easily and cleanly.

Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart

Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart

Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart

Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart

I like to use a dark orange and ginger chocolate for the mousse mixture (I originally used the one from Divine Chocolate which is amazing) and to compliment the orange slices on top, but play around with the flavours of the chocolate bar and keep the rest of the recipe the same. I just love how versatile this is.

This Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart is such a crowd-pleasing dessert and makes such an impressive centrepiece. Allow the tart to set in the fridge and enjoy at room temperature or straight from the fridge with cream, ice cream or on its own. It makes a deliciously rich yet light and airy dessert with friends and family or enjoy a slice with a cup of tea in the afternoon.

Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart

Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart

I hope you’ll love this easy dessert recipe and if you are hungry for more, how about my Pear Cardamom and Almond Crumble, Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse or Vegan Cinnamon and Cardamom Bread and Butter Pudding.

Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart

  • Servings: Makes 1 x 20cm tart (serves 10-12)
  • Difficulty: easy
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A rich and creamy chocolate orange vegan mousse filling in a nutty and gluten-free sticky base. This raw tart is a perfect showstopping dessert for pleasing crowds and you’ll only need 10 ingredients to make it.

Ingredients

  • Base:
  • 200g (1 heaped cup) pitted dates
  • 150g (1 ¼ cup) pecans
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • Filling:
  • 340g silken tofu
  • 180g Dark Orange and Ginger Chocolate, or other dark chocolate
  • 60ml (¼ cup) plant-based milk
  • To decorate:
  • 50g Dark Orange and Ginger Chocolate, melted, or other dark chocolate
  • 1 orange, sliced

Directions


1. Soak the dates in boiling water for 10 minutes and then drain. Line a loose-bottomed tin with parchment paper or grease it thoroughly with coconut oil.
2. Add the dates to the food processor and blend until sticky. Now add the pecans and blend until a thick paste is formed. Add the cacao and salt and whizz to combine. The mix will stick together when squeezed between your fingers.
3. Pour the base into the tin and press down firmly to cover the base and sides of the tin evenly. Press firmly and then place in the fridge while you prepare the mousse filling.
4. To make the filling, melt the chocolate in a bain-marie until smooth. Add to a food processor with the tofu and the milk and whizz until the mix is totally smooth. You will need to scrape down the sides and keep going until it is super creamy.
5. Remove the crust from the fridge and pour over the filling to evenly fill the tart and smooth over the top. Place back in the fridge to set for 2-4 hours (minimum).
6. When set, decorate with melted chocolate and orange slices. Allow the chocolate to cool and then slice to serve.
Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart

Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this recipe for Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart so please leave them below and tag me in your creations. I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

This post is not sponsored although it was originally made for Divine Chocolate, who I love!

16 thoughts on “Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart

  1. Sophiedlol says:

    Wow looks stunning your chocolates orange mouse tart- I haven’t really had tofu before and definitely not in cake before. Looks so cute and amazing 😉 especially with the fact, I never used to like chocolate orange since reading your recipes. I have began to enjoy choc orange flavour so much and I can have vegan one but I can’t have like a normal chocolate orange! Thanks so much for your awesome recipe and I am not a Xmas pud fan as well and so is my parents xxxx I wish I could bake this and be as good as you. 🤗🌱💖☝️xxxx Splendid photography as always

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  2. kagucuisine says:

    A beautiful tart! Dark chocolate and oranges are just meant to be in my world so this dessert is unavoidable in a very near future. Plus the raw part and the ingredients used make it quite intriguing to try since I haven’t made anything like it yet. Thank you for the inspiration 💖

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