Royal Chocolate

Royal chocolate - Lilie Bakery

A dessert to share for all occasions: the Royal Chocolate ! With its melting chocolate mousse, its crunchy praline and its soft dacquoise, every bite is a pleasure... For the decoration, I suggest you sprinkle it with a little bitter cocoa and make these chocolate elements. I promise, it's not that complicated!

What you will like with this royal chocolate

  • flavors : the royal chocolate is aptly named since it highlights all the aroma of chocolate, with a touch of praline and almonds.
  • texture : at the same time melting thanks to the mousse, crispy thanks to the praline and soft with the dacquoise!
  • difficulty level : AVERAGE. There are 3 stages in the construction of this royal chocolate dessert, they are not complicated, but require a thermometer and a pastry ring adjustable to 20cm.
Royal chocolate recipe - Lilie Bakery

Ingredient details

  • dark chocolate pastry : chocolate is the star ingredient of this cake, I opted for a full-bodied dark pastry chocolate with 64% cocoa so that its flavor comes out well. You can use classic dark pastry chocolate with 52% cocoa, but the result will be less tasty and a little sweeter.
  • almond meal : to make the dacquoise I use almond powder but know that it can be replaced by hazelnut powder if you prefer.
  • eggs : for this royal chocolate, you will need large eggs (think about it when choosing them in store).

How to make a royal chocolate?

  1. We prepare the dacquoise
  2. Bake it on a baking sheet in the oven
  3. Let it cool and place it in the pastry ring
  4. Make the crunchy praline
  5. We spread it on the dacquoise
  6. We refrigerate
  7. Prepare the chocolate mousse
  8. Pour it over the crispy praline
  9. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours
  10. We decorate with bitter cocoa and chocolate decorations (or other)
  11. We remove the circle and we taste the royal chocolate!

NB: the exact quantities and the complete recipe are given to you at the bottom of the page.

My advice for a successful chocolate royal

  • to succeed in the dacquoise, the whipped egg whites are stiff. They are the ones who will ensure the softness of the biscuit during baking.
  • for the chocolate mousse, when heating the egg yolks in a saucepan, it is important to never stop mixing otherwise the yolks form lumps or you want to obtain a smooth cream.
  • to properly incorporate the whipped cream with the chocolate to create the chocolate mousse, the chocolate must not be below 40°, otherwise it will harden on contact with the whipped cream.

How to store royal chocolate?

Once made, it is necessary to keep the royal chocolate in the fridge. Given its ingredients, it keeps up to 2-3 days max.

Royal chocolate easy recipe - Lilie Bakery

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If you make this royal chocolate, feel free to rate the recipe below and tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your pretty desserts!

Royal chocolate recipe - Lilie Bakery
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Royal Chocolate, The Easy Recipe

A "royal" chocolate dessert composed of an almond dacquoise, a crunchy praline and a creamy chocolate mousse...
Prep time45 minutes
Cook time30 minutes
Total1 time 15 minutes
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Bavarian, Desserts
Yield: 8 people

Ingredients:

dacquoise

  • 70 g almond meal or hazelnut powder
  • 80 g icing sugar
  • 2 egg whites (large)
  • 30 g granulated sugar

Crunchy praline

  • 80 g praline yellow shelf in the supermarket
  • 40 g pastry milk chocolate
  • 70 g lace pancakes

Chocolate mousse

  • 150 g whole milk
  • 2 egg yolks (large)
  • 30 g granulated sugar
  • 200 g dark pastry chocolate 60-64% cocoa
  • 300 g heavy whipping cream 30% very cold

Décor

  • 2 cs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 50 g dark chocolate pastry for the decorations
  • Shards of lace pancakes, hazelnuts etc…

Instructions:

dacquoise

  • Preheat the oven to 180 ° traditional heat.
  • Sift together the ground almonds and icing sugar.
  • Whip the egg whites, and as soon as they begin to set add the powdered sugar. Whisk until stiff.
  • Incorporate the dry ingredients into the whipped egg whites with a spatula so as not to break the egg whites. Line a piping bag and draw a 20cm circle on baking paper placed on a plate. Smooth the top.
  • Bake 18/20 minutes: it must be golden and not sticky. Leave to cool then cut a neat circle of 20 cm in the dacquoise.
  • Place the pastry ring set at 20cm on your serving dish then garnish with a strip of rhodoid film (optional but allows easy unmolding). Place the dacquoise in the bottom of the mold.

Crunchy praline

  • Melt together the pralinoise and the milk chocolate in pieces in the microwave.
  • Crumble the lace crepes in a container then pour the melted chocolate. Mix well.
  • Spread this mixture on the dacquoise placed in the circle. Press lightly with the back of a tablespoon. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Chocolate mousse

  • In a saucepan, heat the milk, sugar and egg yolks while whisking. Heat over low heat until it reaches 83°. The mixture should thicken slightly.
  • Immediately pour into a large container containing the previously chopped chocolate. Mix with a spatula until smooth.
  • Whip the cold liquid cream until stiff. When the chocolate mixture has cooled down to 40° (not less), incorporate the whipped cream in 2 batches, still with a spatula so as not to break the mousse.
  • Pour this mousse into the circle, over the crisp, and smooth with a small spatula. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours (overnight is fine).

Décor

  • For small chocolate decorations, melt the chocolate in the microwave. Using a kitchen brush draw lines on baking paper. Refrigerate then peel off once hardened.
  • Before unmolding the royal chocolate, sift some bitter cocoa on top. Plant the chocolate decorations, and possibly add slivers of lace crepes, pieces of hazelnut, etc.

Notes:

This royal chocolate can be kept in the refrigerator for around 2/3 days.
Did you make this recipe?Tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see the result :)
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44 comments

  1. Reply

    Johnathane

    March 31, 2023

    Hello,
    For the chocolate mousse, I only buy semi-skimmed milk, will it still be ok?
    Thank you in advance
    John

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      March 31, 2023

      Hello John, you really need whole milk because it has to contain enough fat to allow the foam to hold together. Take a small bottle is enough for this recipe! See you soon ;)

  2. Reply

    Sylvie

    April 3th

    Hello, I have a circle of 20 cm x 4,5 cm.
    Is the height correct?
    Are you talking about the 8 cm rhodoid?
    thank you in advance
    Sylvie

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      April 4th

      Hello Sylvie, no 4,5cm is too low to make desserts, including this royal chocolate. I advise you to take a circle 8 or 9cm high, you can make all the recipes with it. See you soon :)

  3. Reply

    amandine

    April 6th

    Hello,
    I want to make it in advance can I freeze it as a dessert?!
    thanks in advance =)

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      April 11th

      Hello Amandine, yes you can freeze it. You must plan several hours of defrosting in the refrigerator before serving it (at least 4 hours). See you soon :)

  4. Reply

    Emeline

    April 6th

    5 stars
    Hello,
    Can the entremet be frozen?
    Thank you
    Beautiful evening

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      April 11th

      Hello Emeline, yes you can freeze it. You must plan several hours of defrosting in the refrigerator before serving it (at least 4 hours). See you soon :)

  5. Reply

    Amélie

    April 7th

    Hello,

    Can the royal chocolate be prepared in advance?

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      April 11th

      Hello Amélie, you can prepare it 1 or 2 days in advance so that its flavor is always optimal. See you soon :)

  6. Reply

    Ana

    April 14th

    5 stars
    I followed everything to the letter for the chocolate mousse and yet when I added the disaster whipping cream… it thickened, it foamed too much. My chocolate was at 31 degrees when I finished melting it with the first preparation, which was definitely 83 degrees, so I don't understand… yet it's not cold where I live. I took Valrhona Caraibe… I don't think it's the fact that it's 66% cocoa. It is still cool, I hope it will be edible. In general, I do not miss one of your recipes that I appreciate enormously! See you soon ☺️

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      8th May 2023

      Hello Ana, thank you for your loyalty on this blog! As specified in this recipe, your chocolate should not be less than 40 degrees, otherwise it crystallizes on contact with cold whipped cream, which must have happened to you at 31 degrees. Perhaps it should have been warmed up a little to raise the temperature and facilitate the mixing? (for me, it's Nestlé chocolate, a simple dessert from the supermarket). See you soon :)

  7. Reply

    Elyna

    April 19th

    Good morning ! I wanted to know if it was possible to make a mirror glaze instead of cocoa on top?

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      April 20th

      Hello Elyna, yes it is absolutely possible: you have to freeze your entremets so that it is very cold when you pour your mirror glaze. See you soon :)

  8. Reply

    Marie

    April 30th

    5 stars
    Hello
    I made your recipe (easy with your step-by-step instructions, thank you!), the taste is delicious, on the other hand the foam does not hold together very well and when I removed the circle, the film remained stuck to the foam… do you have a technique/advice for me?
    Thank you very much and congratulations for your blog and recipes
    Marie

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      8th May 2023

      Hello Marie, I think your dessert was not cold enough, because of that the foam stuck to the film. Next time, you can spend 30 minutes in the freezer before removing the film, it will help you I'm sure. See you soon :)

  9. Reply

    Pauline

    17th May 2023

    5 stars
    Good morning ! Thank you for the recipe, I plan to test it today for noon tomorrow, however, can I transport it by car for 1 hour?
    Thank you for your reply :)

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      26th May 2023

      Hello Pauline, well wedged in a transport box, and in a not too hot place in the car, it will be fine :)

  10. Reply

    Perrine

    July 1, 2023

    5 stars
    Easy recipe to make and great results!
    The taste is really incredible, identical to that which one buys in bakery.
    Thanks for the recipe

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      July 4, 2023

      Thank you very much Perrine for your feedback! See you soon :)

  11. Reply

    Joelle

    July 22, 2023

    5 stars
    Like every recipe from Lilie that I test...
    a delight for the taste buds and the eyes!! It caused a sensation, I was even asked if I had bought it ready-made!
    I had difficulty whipping the cream and the egg whites…the heat wave obliges! And 28 in the kitchen it wasn't easy… but with the help of a water bath of ice cubes for the whipping operations and voila! I made it 3 days in advance and kept it in the refrigerator. I made the decor on D-Day with crumbs of lace pancakes and homemade chocolate twigs.
    Thanks Lilie

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      July 24, 2023

      Thanks Joel! The best compliment you can receive is when you believe that the pastry comes from the pastry chef! :) Glad your loved ones enjoyed themselves! See you soon :)

  12. Reply

    yaelle

    August 15, 2023

    5 stars
    I followed the recipe step by step and it turned out great!
    According to my guests, I have nothing to envy to a real pastry chef!
    Aesthetics and taste: that was it.
    Thank you Lilie for all these recipes!
    This Chocolate Royal has everything of a king

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      August 17, 2023

      Thank you very much Yaelle for your feedback! Glad you like it so much, see you soon :)

  13. Reply

    Ludivine

    September 18, 2023

    5 stars
    An excellent recipe as usual and very easy to make.

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      September 20, 2023

      Thank you very much Ludivine for your loyalty! See you soon :)

  14. Reply

    Charlotte

    September 30, 2023

    5 stars
    Hello,

    Can we put the cocoa powder in advance and put it back in the fridge without it getting damp?

    Thank you

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      2th October, 2023

      Hello Charlotte, bitter cocoa is preferably sprinkled at the last moment to prevent it from melting with humidity. If this happens, you add more just before bringing it to the table. See you soon :)

  15. Reply

    Sabine

    21th October, 2023

    5 stars
    Hello,
    Great recipe made last Sunday, very good cake, I made it, everyone congratulated me I was so happy, I made one again this evening and I'm freezing it tomorrow morning to have it in 15 days
    Thank you for your very well explained recipe, you are on top.
    Bravo

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      23th October, 2023

      Thank you Sabine for your lovely comment! Congratulations to you for treating your loved ones, see you soon :)

  16. Reply

    Magali

    November 15, 2023

    5 stars
    Hello,
    And congratulations for your very precise and easy to reproduce recipes.
    Do you think I can fit it into the honored silikomart mold?
    Thank you

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      November 20, 2023

      Hello Magali, I don't use this mold, so I can't tell you. You can test it yourself if you want! See you soon :)

  17. Reply

    Pat

    December 1, 2023

    5 stars
    Recipe tested twice and approved.
    The first time I was fooled because my temperature was around 1°. The second time perfect. The chocolate decoration is simple and effective. Thanks again.

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      December 4, 2023

      Thanks Pat for your feedback! See you soon :)

  18. Reply

    Isa

    December 10, 2023

    Hello,
    Can we make this recipe with a 25*25 square pan? If yes, what would be the quantities?
    Thank you

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      December 11, 2023

      Hello Isa, if you want to change the size and shape compared to my recipe you need to do a volume calculation: you calculate the volume of my mold (radiusxradiusx3,14) and you calculate the volume of your mold. You then divide your volume by my volume and you get the number to multiply each ingredient by. See you soon :)

  19. Reply

    Lionel

    December 11, 2023

    5 stars
    Hello
    THANKS ! Thanks to you, huge success for me!
    Now my family wants the same one for Christmas. Possible in log version?

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      December 12, 2023

      Hello Lionel, delighted that you like this royal chocolate! I've never tried to turn it into a log, so it's up to you to try! Happy holidays :)

  20. Reply

    stephy

    December 17, 2023

    Hello,
    I am going to make this cake for a birthday and I am very afraid that the mousse will not hold (my big problem in baking) is it possible to add a sheet of gelatin? If so, does putting it in the freezer change anything?
    Thank you so much!

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      December 18, 2023

      Hello Stephy, if you follow the recipe carefully, there is no need for gelatin here unlike other recipes. It’s the cooked yolk, and the chocolate and whipped cream that hold the mousse together. Follow the recipe carefully and it will work (you can read the comments of people who have succeeded too). See you soon :)

  21. Reply

    Caroline

    12th January 2024

    5 stars
    Really great!!!

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      15th January 2024

      Thanks Caroline! Goodbye :)

  22. Reply

    Novels

    21th January 2024

    Hello,
    I would like to make the recipe with milk chocolate because my guests don't like dark chocolate, is this possible?
    Thank you in advance for your return :)
    Novels

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      24th January 2024

      Hello Romane, royal chocolate is made with dark chocolate, if you make it with milk chocolate it will be too sweet. I invite you to take another one of my recipes if they don't like chocolate: https://liliebakery.fr/category/bavarois-entremets/

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