This comforting warm dessert translates as “Moor in a shirt,” a reference to its appearance: dark chocolate steamed pudding cloaked with a white meringue cream. While you can serve Mohr im Hemd with plain sweetened whipped cream, the addition of the meringue cleverly discourages the cream from melting in contact with the warm pudding. The pudding is traditionally made in a tubed steamed pudding mold. You can substitute an 8-inch fluted tube cake pan, well covered with a lid of buttered aluminum foil. Allow about 45 minutes to cook the pudding.
Be sure the eggs are at room temperature. If the yolks or whites are chilled, they cause the butter-chocolate mixture to firm up and make the batter difficult to fold.