Sunny equatorial coupe


For 4 persons
20 minutes + a few hours for setting

125 g dark chocolate
2 egg whites
2 egg yolks
150 g whipping cream
4 chocolate cups
ready-for-use sponge cake
pineapple slices
4 tablespoons of rum

Melt the chocolate gently until it is nice and runny. Then mix the egg yolks into the chocolate one at a time. In the meantime, beat the egg whites until stiff and do the same with the cream (not too stiff). First fold the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture a bit at a time and finally fold in the cream. Then place a piece of sponge cake in the bottom of each chocolate cup and spoon a dash of rum over the sponge cake. Place a thin slice of pineapple on top and fill each cup to the top with the chocolate mousse: use a spoon or a piping bag for this purpose. Immediately leave the mousse to set for a couple of hours in the fridge. Decorate with a swirl of whipped cream, a few chocolate shavings or some chocolate decorations.

For an extra exotic touch you can use macaroons (coconut biscuits) or almond biscuits instead of the sponge cake. All you have to do is to crush the biscuits and flavor them by sprinkling them with rum