Chocolate Marquise

Chocolate Marquise - Lilie Bakery

A recipe that will delight chocolate lovers: a chocolate marquise accompanied by its whipped cream. A fondant and rich in flavor dessert, without flour, with only 5 ingredients. It is served in slices at the time of the dessert accompanied by a beautiful whipped cream or a little custard...

The little extra of this chocolate marquise is that it can be prepared in advance and kept in the freezer for several weeks! Something to delight little chocolate cravings or satisfy the taste buds of guests who arrive unexpectedly.

Chocolate marquise recipe - Lilie Bakery

5 ingredients only for this dessert

  • chocolate dark pastry: in this recipe, you can use more or less full-bodied chocolate. It really depends on your taste. I opted for 55% cocoa. If you're taking something heavier, you may need to add sugar for balance.
  • butter : I opted for unsalted butter, but if you love semi-salted butter, you can use that here. You just have to remember to remove the pinch of salt from the egg whites.
  • eggs: we need large eggs here, they are the ones that create all the texture of the chocolate marquise.
  • Granulated sugar : I don't use much of it but it helps to soften the chocolate side of the dessert a little. To be dosed according to your personal taste.
  • salt : add it with the egg whites. It also helps to enhance the taste of the dessert.

NB: the detailed quantities are given to you in my recipe at the bottom of the page. As an option, I also suggest you make a whipped cream that is served with the chocolate marquise.

How to make a chocolate marquise?

The recipe is simple and fast : we start by melting the chocolate and the butter together in a bain-marie. Then add the egg yolks and sugar.

Separately, whip the egg whites with the salt then gently incorporate them (with a spatula) into the chocolate mixture. It remains only to pour into the mold and freeze at least 6 hours.

Overall it's a bit like a chocolate mousse, but here offered in a “cake” version to cut! With this chocolate marquise, I prepared a whipped cream that we just place on top for service.

My tips for a successful chocolate marquise

  • Gently fold in the egg whites : it is the egg whites that give the dessert its sparkling appearance, it would be a shame to break them at this stage. Take a spatula or spatula to gently incorporate them into the chocolate.
  • Respect the freezing time : to have a melt-in-the-mouth side while having at the same time a dessert that holds together, the freezer is ideal. Don't forget to take the dessert out 1 hour before so that it regains its flavor and cuts easily.
Recipe chocolate marquise - Lilie Bakery

How to taste the chocolate marquise?

Usually, the chocolate marquise is eaten with a custard. Here, I decided to accompany it with a whipped cream little sweet. Both options are equally delicious!

Personalized seasonal fruits can also be added to the dessert as an accompaniment on the plate: with raspberries for example it is delicious.

How to store this dessert?

Once made, the chocolate marquise can be kept in the freezer. Simply place it in the refrigerator 1 hour before serving to soften it slightly, and facilitate slicing. You can also slice it straight out of the freezer, but its texture will be more like ice cream.

If you don't eat the whole chocolate marquise at once, I advise you to put it back afterwards in the fridge since you never freeze something that has been thawed. It can be kept for a maximum of 24 hours like a homemade chocolate mousse.

Marquise chocolate - Lilie Bakery

Other recipes to try

To treat yourself with other chocolate desserts, I advise you to take a look at these recipes from the blog:

If you make this recipe, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your beautiful canopies!

Chocolate marquise recipe - Lilie Bakery
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Chocolate Marquise (Gourmet and Fondant)

A rich and melting chocolate marquise to serve with a touch of whipped cream or a little custard ...
Prep time20 minutes
Cook time5 minutes
Total25 minutes
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Yield: 10 people


chocolate marquise

  • 300 g dark chocolate pastry + or – full-bodied according to your tastes
  • 200 g unsalted butter
  • 60 g granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 big pinch of salt


  • 20 cl whole cream 30% mg
  • 1 cs shaves icing sugar
  • Chocolate chips


chocolate marquise

  • Prepare a cake tin (mine is 24x9cm) by lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter until smooth.
  • Off the heat, add the egg yolks one by one, beating between each, then the powdered sugar.
  • Whip the egg whites until stiff with a large pinch of salt. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture with a spatula. The final mixture should remain frothy.
  • Pour into the mold and smooth. Cover with cling film and place in the freezer for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Place the mold in the refrigerator 1 hour before serving it to be able to slice it easily. Then unmold onto a serving platter.


  • Whip the cream and sugar together to obtain a light and creamy whipped cream.
  • Decorate the chocolate marquise with whipped cream and chocolate shavings before serving.


Instead of whipped cream, you can make a custard. 
Once thawed, the marquise will keep for 24 hours in the refrigerator (no longer because, like a chocolate mousse, it contains raw egg yolks).
Did you make this recipe?Tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see the result :)
6th January 2022



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    30th January 2022

    5 stars
    This marquise was devoured by young and old alike in 5 minutes… with whipped cream, it's absolutely delicious!
    Didn't even have time to take pictures!

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      Lilie bakery

      31th January 2022

      Thank you very much Stephanie! See you soon :)

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    8th February 2022

    4 stars
    Super good recipe. The guests were over the moon and left with a slice each.

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      Lilie bakery

      11th February 2022

      Thank you Patricia, see you soon :)

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    August 9, 2022

    5 stars
    Very good recipe, young and old loved it. I presented it with whipped cream/mascarpone, it was delicious..

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      Lilie bakery

      August 9, 2022

      Thank you Danielle! I'm glad you liked this chocolate marquise :)

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    December 22, 2023

    I would like to make this Marquise with a pear insert, in your opinion how long before should I take it out of the freezer to
    put in the fridge before tasting?
    thanks in advance

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      Lilie bakery

      December 22, 2023

      Hello Lilly, I have never tried to insert fruit into the heart of this marquise (be careful of bleeding), so I cannot advise you on that. See you soon :)

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    December 29, 2023

    5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe, perfect and delicious, suitable for those with gluten intolerance! By replacing the butter with vegetable margarine, the consistency is changed a little but it is suitable for those who are lactose intolerant.

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      Lilie bakery

      December 30, 2023

      Thank you Lydie, very good idea for those concerned indeed! See you soon :)

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    5th January 2024

    Delighted to find the Marquise’s recipe! There was a restaurant run by an English couple near my house and it was my favorite dessert! I even ordered some to take away!
    The restaurant was sold and I haven’t tasted it since!
    Looking forward to trying your recipe

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      Lilie bakery

      6th January 2024

      I hope you like this one :) See you soon


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