Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

High Octane chocolate fix, which hasn't any sugar. (as such) can be frozen. I find it a little too rich as written, and usually fold through 1 cup of whipped cream. I serve these in small cups (very rich) with their saucer and a cream wafer biscuit.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 ounce butter
  • 6 ounces chocolate
  • 1 12 tablespoons rum
  • 3 tablespoons coffee extract (or 2 teaspoons instant coffee dissolved in a little water)
  • whipped cream (to garnish)


  1. Put the egg yolks, butter and chocolate in a heat-proof bowl, set over a pan of hot water.
  2. Cook gently, whisking occasionally, until chocolate has melted.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in the rum and coffee.
  4. Beat the egg whites until stiff, and fold into the coffee mixture until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Pour into 8 small ramekins or pots or cups, and refrigerate to set.
  6. Decorate with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
  7. If TRULY showing off, decorate with fresh strawberries and cream.
Most Helpful

This got rave reviews from everyone. I did follow your suggestion and folded in heavy cream. The addition of the heavy cream really lightened it up. It was more like a chocolate mousse. It was served the fresh whipped cream and strawberries. I will remember this one for later. Made for the Aussie Swap.

PaulaG March 11, 2012

I made this today for Little Miss (DD) and Hubby who are both huge chocolate fans and they really enjoyed it. I changed the serving to four and added the whipped cream as you suggested in your description and they both loved it. I thought they would eat one serving each tonight and the other serving tomorrow but I was wrong. Thanks Mumma for posting your recipe.

Chef floWer July 11, 2010

I made this for 4 serves and it was so easy to put together and so delicious. Requests are already in to have again. Thank you mummamills. Made for Who Am I.

I'mPat June 03, 2008