Baked Chocolate Peach Mousse

by Mira

This tasty chocolate dessert is easy to make. It’s done in less than an hour and requires only a few ingredients: dark chocolate, butter, eggs, sugar, peaches, and whipped cream.

I like that whipped cream mixed with some thick coconut milk, for the flavor and health benefits (more about the latter below). You can also add whiskey in the chocolate bake mix, if you want, and then forego the coconut milk in the whipped cream.
If you know how to make brownies, then lose the flour and you have mousse. Note that you don’t have to use all the butter most recipes out there recommend. I use 30 to 40% less, and also use yogurt butter, which has 20% less fat than regular butter (at least mine does). What you do then for brownies is add a few tablespoons of water to the melting chocolate and butter mix. If you make this mousse, however, you don’t need to do anything else: just reduce the amount of butter if you follow other recipes, or follow the amounts I give below.

The amounts for this recipe are calculated for a 35 x 27 cm (approx. 14 x 11 in) baking tray, but, as you can see in the pictures below, showing the tray I used, these amounts will work for a smaller (but deep) baking dish as well.

Ingredients and Instructions

Ingredients and Instructions

Prep time 30 min  -  Total time 55 min
Ingredients for 12 servings
300 grams / 10.6 oz dark chocolate (74% cocoa or thereabouts)  • 100 grams butter  • 6 eggs  • 160 / 5.6 oz grams vanilla-flavored powdered sugar (or add some vanilla extract separately)  • 700 grams / 24.7 oz canned peaches (not counting the weight of the liquid)  • whipped cream  • (thick) coconut milk


1. Break or chop the chocolate into small pieces. Slice the butter into smaller bits.
Melt the chocolate and the butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan with simmering water. When it has melted half-way, mix with a spoon. When it’s all melted, remove it and let it sit for a minute.
2. Separate the egg whites and yolks.
3. In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites till they’re frothy and add the sugar gradually. Whisk the egg whites until stiff.
4. Slice the peaches if they’re halves.
5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / 356 degrees F.
6. In the bowl with the yolks, add the chocolate and butter mix. Stir to homogenize, and then fold in the egg whites gently.
7. Pour the mix into a deep baking tray. I use a non-stick (Teflon) baking dish.
8. Once you have spread out the mixture to cover the whole surface of the tray, top that mix with the peach slices.
9. Bake for 25 minutes.
10. Whip the cream and, if preferred, add some thick coconut milk.
11. Serve the mousse with the whipped cream. Add some sprinkles of chocolate.
12. Store in the fridge -- or the peaches will get moldy.

Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (1 Votes)

Chocolate Mousse Steps in Pictures

Melt the chocolate and butter over simmering water
Melt the chocolate and butter over si...
Beat egg whites until stiff
Beat egg whites until stiff
Slice the canned peach halves
Slice the canned peach halves
Add the melted mix to the yolks
Add the melted mix to the yolks
Fold in the egg whites gently
Fold in the egg whites gently
Pour the mix into a baking tray and top with the peach slices
Pour the mix into a baking tray and t...
Bake for 25 minutes
Bake for 25 minutes
After 55 mins you'll get this
After 55 mins you'll get this


The above steps may seem like a lot, but they're super quick and easy. Hope you'll enjoy my basic chocolate mousse!

A Word on Coconut Milk

I mentioned earlier that coconut milk is good for you. Why is that? Well, for one, it contains a lot of lauric acid, which our bodies convert into monolaurins. Monolaurins are what makes mother’s milk so healthy for infants and babies, since they have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, and help their immune system in other ways as well. Monolaurins are found only in human breast milk and coconuts.

Some of My Other Easy Recipes

This is a super easy and fail-proof way to bake fish, and the result, paired with the garlic sauce I give in this recipe, is absolutely incredible. A sure-fire way to relish fish.
Say you think you can’t cook, but you want to make something special. Here’s a very tasty recipe for cooking newbies. Easy to make mistake-free. Pictures included.
This creamy soup can be made in no time, and with frozen ingredients at that. Still, I recommend using fresh carrots, celery root, and dill. You’ll get a tasty and healthy soup.

For More Dessert Ideas, Here Are Some Books

Taste of Home: Cookies: 623 Irresistible Delights
Taste of Home: Cookies: 623 Irresistible Delights
Chocolate Desserts Made Easy and Delicious: Cookies, Brownies & Squares
Chocolate Desserts Made Easy and Delicious - Cookies, Bro...
Cooking with Chocolate: Essential Recipes and Techniques (Book & DVD)
Cooking with Chocolate: Essential Recipes and Techniques ...
$49.95  $19.99
Chocolates and Confections at Home with The Culinary Institute of America
Chocolates and Confections at Home with The Culinary Inst...
$34.95  $14.99
Updated: 12/11/2012, Mira
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Mira on 10/01/2015

I think it would be good with some alcohol, but with a liqueur rather than whiskey. And I'll have to try it with white chocolate!

DerdriuMarriner on 09/30/2015

Mira, Very,very nice and long live monolaurins! What is the taste difference between including coconut milk and substituting whiskey? How do you think white chocolate would work here instead of dark?

Mira on 03/26/2014

Thank you, Violette! It's an easy recipe, and I hope sharing some photos make that more obvious, so that people get to try it :)

VioletteRose on 03/25/2014

Your step by step pictures are excellent and makes it so easy to follow, thanks for sharing the recipe!

Mira on 03/23/2014

Yes, salty chocolate can be rather good :-). And I agree, dark chocolate is always the best. I try to stay away from chocolate, but don't always succeed ;-)

Guest on 03/23/2014

Mira, I'm not a chocoholic, but when I do buy chocolate, it's always dark chocolate. I especially like bars of dark chocolate seasoned with sea salt.

Mira on 03/23/2014

Thanks, Emma! I love chocolate and fruit desserts, too! And am quite a fan of coconut milk :)

Guest on 03/23/2014

Mira, This dessert looks delicious. I especially love fruit-based desserts. Coconut milk is also a favorite for me. Brilliant, healthy recipe.

Mira on 08/27/2013

This is one of my favorite chocolate desserts. It's quick and yummy. Hope you'll like it, too! :)

kimbesa on 08/26/2013

Gotta try this one, as soon as we get our next box of peaches!

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