Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a delicious variation a classic Italian dessert, that I learned from a friend of mine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Half fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to the simmering point.
  2. Place the egg yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl and whisk until the mixture is pale and all the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add the cocoa and Marsala, then place the bowl over the simmering water. Whisk until the consistency of the mixture is smooth, thick and frothy.
  4. Pour quickly into tall heatproof glasses, dust lightly with cocoa or confectioner's sugar, serve immediately with almond cookies.
Most Helpful

Had this same recipe from a friend and was hoping it would turn out more custard-like. Instead, it was more like chocolate egg-nog. I had to use a hand whisk because the mixture kept splattering all over the place. It fills that chocolate craving (for women at least--the hubby didn't care for it).

dawn2701 April 06, 2010