A chocolate marquise and coffee is a no-bake dessert made from dark chocolate, soluble coffee, butter, eggs, icing sugar and powdered sugar.

The name of this cake would refer to the Marquise de Sévigné (XNUMXth century) who greatly appreciated chocolate (a very popular commodity in her time) prepared in this form. In a letter to her daughter, she also describes the “addiction” born of tasting this simple dessert with a creamy consistency and an intense flavor of dark chocolate.

Easy and quick to prepare, tender, tasty and delicate, close to a mousse cake, it can be served sprinkled with bitter cocoa and custard.

Level of difficulty: easy
Preparation time : 15 min
Rest time : 3 hours
Cooking time : -
Total time : 15 min
Ingredients: 6 people
200 g dark chocolate
200 g de beurre mou
4 eggs
90 g powdered sugar
20 g icing sugar
8 g soluble coffee


  • Dissolve the coffee in 60 ml of boiling water.
  • Chop the chocolate into pieces, then gently melt in a double boiler.
  • Off the heat, add the soft butter cut into pieces, powdered sugar and coffee.
  • Mix well and let cool.
  • Separate the whites from the yolks.
  • Whip the egg whites until stiff.
  • Add the icing sugar at the end while whisking.
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the cooled chocolate mixture, making slow movements up and down with a spatula.
  • Pour the mixture into a cake tin with parchment paper.
  • Refrigerate for about 3 h.
  • Serve with custard.
  • To taste!

Quote about cooking:

“Happiness is in the kitchen. "

Paul Bocuse