Chocolate Souffle


Bake up a showstopping dessert that will wow your family or dinner party guests. The secret to a souffle's light-as-air texture? Whipped egg whites.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • Butter

  • Sugar

  • 4 ounce bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • 1 ¼ cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 6 egg whites

  • cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter the sides of a 2-quart soufflé dish. Sprinkle inside of dish with sugar; set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan cook and stir chocolate over low heat until melted; set aside.

  3. In a small bowl combine the flour and cocoa powder. In a medium saucepan melt the 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in flour mixture; gradually stir in half-and-half. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Stir melted chocolate into the hot cream mixture. In a medium bowl beat the egg yolks with a fork just until combined. Gradually stir the chocolate mixture into the egg yolks; set aside.

  4. In a large bowl beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).

  5. Gently fold about 1/4 of the the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture to lighten. Fold chocolate mixture into remaining egg whites in bowl. Pour chocolate mixture into the prepared soufflé dish.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve soufflé immediately. To serve, insert two forks back to back; gently pull soufflé apart into six to eight equal-size wedges. Use a spoon to transfer to plates.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

333 Calories
23g Fat
28g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 333
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 253mg 5%
Folate, total 27.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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