Chocolate Orange Bavarois

This is such a great recipe to make ahead of time and you can even make it the day before and leave to set in the fridge overnight. The chocolate and orange flavour reminds me of Christmas and every time I make it one of the girls will sit with me in the kitchen and squeeze out the juice of the oranges, we have tried it with all different types and the recipe works especially well with clementines when they are in season. I think now that I see chocolate oranges in the shops that it would be the perfect addition to this recipe, I will have to try it with them instead of using milk and dark chocolate for an added kick. 

Vintage prestige saucepan and a chocolate orange bavarois recipe

chocolate orange bavarois being simmered in a Prestige saucepan

A vintage inspired retro saucepan from Prestige

A retro vintage Prestige saucepan

A recipe for chocolate orange bavarois using a prestige saucepan


  • 1 Litre double cream
  • 200g milk chocolate, chopped
  • 65g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 65g caster sugar
  • 7-8 leaves of gelatine
  • 3-4 tablespoons of fresh orange juice 
  • Zest of two oranges


  • Add the gelatine leaves to a large bowl of water and let them soak for about 6-7 minutes.
  • Heat the double cream until it is just boiling and then remove from the heat and add the chocolate and stir until smooth and glossy.
  • Add the sugar and stir until fully dissolved.
  • Add the zest and juice of the oranges and stir together before adding the gelatine the mixture will be smooth and to get a perfectly smooth and creamy finish sieve the mixture before adding to bowls to set in the fridge for at least two hours.
Chocolate orange bavarois recipe using the vintage Prestige saucepan

Chocolate orange bavarois recipe made with a vintage retro Prestige saucepan

*The Prestige Saucepan was sent to me for the purpose of this review, however all opinions and thoughts remain my own*

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  1. October 18, 2015 / 12:58 pm

    Sounds delicious – i love chocolate and orange together!


  2. kim styles
    October 19, 2015 / 6:15 pm

    I think its a great christmas pud as an option if you dont wan to go down the traditional christmas pud route

  3. October 19, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    This absolutely gorgeous.

  4. October 20, 2015 / 7:57 am

    Looks wonderful! Reminds me of a dish from my home country in central america, called flan 🙂

  5. October 20, 2015 / 9:24 am

    Oh my goodness I'm drooling!!

  6. October 20, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    How very yummy!

  7. dawn pratt
    October 21, 2015 / 9:51 am

    this looks yuuuuumy

  8. October 25, 2015 / 10:24 pm

    they look gorgeous!! think i would need a bigger one though 🙂

  9. October 26, 2015 / 9:51 am

    chocolate orange is my fave desert…. especially terrys chocolate orange. i like to melt it over strawberries

  10. October 28, 2015 / 9:31 pm

    This looks scrummy, chocolate and orange is my favourite combination.

  11. October 29, 2015 / 8:13 am

    looks so good and love the pan…i need one in my kitchen xxx

  12. November 2, 2015 / 7:43 am

    Another chocolate recipe to try out 🙂

  13. November 9, 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Yum, sounds lovely! Will be trying this recipe out in the future.

  14. November 9, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    Yummy, never seen anything like this before but it looks interesting.

  15. Pam Francis Gregory
    November 9, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    Yum, yum. yum!

  16. November 14, 2015 / 10:43 am

    Veggie so maybe not so good for me because of the gelantine.

  17. November 14, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    Looks wonderful, my kind of treat.

  18. November 16, 2015 / 9:37 am

    Chocolate orange is always a good combination..looks Lush xx

  19. November 17, 2015 / 11:20 pm

    It sounds delicious but it looks kinda pale to me like its not really chocolatey – I like my choccy puds to look chocolatey

  20. November 18, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    Would love to make this for a special occasion

  21. January 3, 2016 / 11:01 am

    Looks lush, chocolate and orange are so good together.

  22. January 27, 2016 / 9:48 am

    I love pannacotta and this sounds amazing! Must try!

  23. lynn r
    February 21, 2016 / 11:21 am

    Going to give this a try. Love a pudding you can prepare the day before.

  24. April 6, 2016 / 5:43 am

    It's good you can prepare them the day before a dinner party. Look great.

  25. Kim Styles
    June 28, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    This is such a great recipe -perfect when you want to impress