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This marquise au chocolat dessert is infused with Haitian dark rum. It is quick, easy and a happy hour for your taste buds. | tchakayiti.com

Marquise au chocolat à l'Haïtienne, a chocolate dessert

Layered with butter cookies dipped in dark Haitian rum, this marquise au chocolat dessert is is quick, easy and a happy hour for your taste buds.
Prep Time 32 minutes


  • 1 block of butter 2 sticks
  • 5 Tbsp of powdered cocoa I prefer dark chocolate
  • 1 ½ cup of confectioner sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 200 ml of whipping cream
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 20-30 butter cookies depending on your pan
  • Dark rum you can also substitute a sweet coffee or almond liqueur according to your taste


  1. Cream the butter, confectioner sugar and salt
  2. Slowly incorporate the chocolate and mix until combined
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the cream and vanilla and whip until the cream thickens
  4. Incorporate the cream to the butter mixture
  5. Beat on low just enough for both mixtures to fully blend
  6. In a glass dish, alternate layers of cookies dipped in the rum or liqueur and layers of the chocolate cream, making sure your first and last layers are of cookies
  7. Put in the fridge for a few hours. Serve cool.

Recipe Notes

If you wish to decorate the marquise afterwards, put some wax paper at the bottom of the pan, it will make the removal process easier. Before serving, simply decorate it by adding layer of cookies, some cherries and whipping cream if you wish.