Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

From Southern Living, this lavish dessert makes a beautiful presentation topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls and served in stemmed glasses. Similar to pudding, this dessert is richer with a delighful rum-laced flavor. I had forgotten about this recipe until I was going through my magazines, but it's on the top of my list to make again soon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over gently boiling water.
  2. Beat the egg yolks until thick and lemon colored; gradually stir in about one quarter of the melted chocolate.
  3. Add the yolks and chocolate to the remaining chocolate in the double boiler, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and add the rum, almond extract and nutmeg.
  5. Beat the egg white until stiff peaks form.
  6. Gently fold into the chocolate mixture.
  7. Spoon into stemmed glasses or demitasse cups and chill.
  8. When ready to serve, top with whipped cream and garnish with chocolate curls.


Most Helpful

Wow! I made this with 2 oz of 80% cocoa and 4 oz dark chocolate which may be a tad bitter with a slightly sweet aftertaste for some. My bro and his girlfried really loved it! It IS rich. I'd cut the rum to 1.5 tbs and almond extract to 1/8 but that's personal preference. Mother said she would use it as a frosting on a sponge cake. I'd use it as a filling. ;-)

V'nut-Beyond Redemption September 25, 2005

What can I say, other than Absolutely FANTASTIC. This was 1 great tasting dessert, with great taste. It really has that great rum flavor. Will defineately be making again. Made for Recipe swap#29. Thanks for the GREAT recipe.

weekend cooker June 04, 2009

Inspite of it's elegance, this recipe is extremely easy to make! At first I thought the almond flavoring was going to overwhelm the rum flavor but after it had chilled it was no problem. Next time I might be tempted to try rum extract rather than the actual rum, just to see which I prefer. I might also be tempted to try it with milk chocolate morsels as not everyone in my family likes semisweet chocolate as much as I do. Thanks Dreamgoddess for great dessert!

FlowrBx August 14, 2005

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