Chocolate and raspberry Eton Mess

Chocolate and raspberry Eton Mess

An indulgent sweet dish

Chocolate and raspberry Eton mess is a decadent dessert that is easy to make.

Chunks of homemade chocolate meringue, creamy crème fraîche, raspberry jam and roasted macadamias.

The chocolate meringues contain a large quantity of cocoa. This gives the cooked meringues a brownie-like flavour and texture.

The sweetness of the meringues and the raspberry jam is balanced by the slightly sour crème fraîche.

The addition of roasted, chopped macadamias adds a delicious crunch to this tasty dessert.

A British-inspired dessert

Eton mess is a British dessert that normally consists of layers of broken meringue, whipped cream and strawberries.

Eton mess is thought to have originated from Eton College in the UK and variations of this sweet dish include using different types of fruit and using ice cream instead of cream.

My version of this British classic swaps regular meringues for rich, chocolate meringues and I use store-cupboard raspberry jam instead of fresh fruit.

The main reason why I used raspberry jam in this recipe is because there seems to be a shortage of frozen berries in some supermarkets now and fresh raspberries weren’t available either.

Chocolate and raspberry Eton mess
A luxurious dessert

You should make chocolate and raspberry Eton mess because it is:

  • A flavourful alternative to the classic strawberry and white meringue flavour combination.
  • Budget-friendly – made from inexpensive store-cupboard ingredients.
  • Easy to prepare – make homemade meringues or use store-bought ones instead, then layer with crème fraîche, jam and nuts.

Chocolate and raspberry Eton mess’ main ingredients:

  • Egg whites
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Crème fraîche
  • Raspberry jam
  • Macadamias

Tips for busy cooks

Chocolate meringues – if you don’t have time to make homemade meringues, you can use shop-bought meringues instead.

Crème fraîche– you can use whipped cream, cold vanilla custard or ice cream instead if you prefer.

Raspberry jam – use whichever type of jam you prefer – strawberry, cherry or apricot jam would also work well in this recipe.

Macadamias – if you can’t get macadamias, you can use hazelnuts, pecans or any other type of nut that you like.

Chocolate and raspberry Eton mess
Chocolate meringue pieces, fruit jam, cream and crunchy nuts

Serving suggestions:

  1. Dessert in a glass dish – layer meringue, crème fraîche, jam & nuts in an elegant dessert dish.
  2. Dessert in a bowl – put all the Eton mess ingredients in a shallow bowl.

Chocolate and raspberry flavours

Chocolate and raspberry Eton mess is a rich dessert that is easy to prepare.

Make or buy meringues and break them into pieces. Layer chocolate meringue, crème fraîche, raspberry jam and roasted macadamias for a delicious dessert.

Did you make your own meringues or did you use store-bought ones?

Let me know by leaving a comment and a recipe rating below – I’d love to hear from you.

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Chocolate and raspberry Eton mess

Chocolate and raspberry Eton mess is a decadent dessert that is easy to make. Homemade meringues, cream, raspberry jam and nuts.

Meal Type Dessert
Cuisine British-Inspired
Keyword Chocolate and raspberry Eton Mess, Vegetarian
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Veg Coast Cook

Ingredients

Chocolate meringues

  • 2 large free range egg whites, at room temperature
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 40 g cocoa powder sifted

To make the Eton mess

  • 60 g crème fraîche
  • 40 g raspberry jam
  • 40 g roasted macadamias

Instructions

Chocolate meringues

  1. Preheat the oven to 140°C fan. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Add the egg whites to a clean mixing bowl and use an electric hand mixer to beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  3. Gradually add the sugar in small amounts and continue to whisk with the hand mixer until the sugar has been incorporated.
  4. Use a large metal spoon to fold in the cocoa.
  5. Place spoonfuls of meringue (approx. 4cm in diameter) onto the lined baking tray spaced apart. Bake them in the oven for 35 minutes. Turn off the oven and prop the door open slightly and leave the meringues in the oven to dry out and cool.

To make the Eton mess

  1. Break the chocolate meringues into smaller pieces (you may not need to use all of the meringues that you have made).

  2. Put some of the broken meringues into the bottom of two glass dessert dishes. Add layers of crème fraîche, followed by some raspberry jam and some macadamias to both dishes. Repeat the layers of meringue, crème fraîche, jam and macadamias until the glasses are full. Serve straightaway.

Recipe Notes

Chocolate meringues – if you don’t have time to make homemade meringues, you can use shop-bought meringues instead.

Crème fraîche– you can use whipped cream, cold vanilla custard or ice cream instead if you prefer.

Raspberry jam – use whichever type of jam you prefer – strawberry, cherry or apricot jam would also work well in this recipe.

Macadamias – if you can’t get macadamias, you can use hazelnuts, pecans or any other type of nut that you like.

Have you made this recipe? Tag @vegcoastcook on Instagram or use the hashtag #vegcoastcook so that I can see!



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