Chocolate Souffle

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  • Chocolate Souffle – A light and puffy chocolate souffle recipe that’s rich, decadent and absolutely to-die-for! Served with a delicious vanilla and chocolate sauce and topped with a scoop of ice cream. This souffle recipe makes the most perfect sweet treat for any special occasion!

    This individual chocolate souffle is a chocolate lover’s dream. The warm chocolate cake paired with the chocolate sauce is incredible. Some of my other favorite chocolate recipes are chocolate silk pie, triple chocolate chip cookies, chocolate lasagna and chocolate fudge brownies.

    chocolate souffle

    Chocolate Souffle Recipe

    Ever since I went on the Disney cruise, I’ve been dying to make the chocolate souffle dessert I had at Palo. All of the desserts were simply AMAZING but this souffle was hands down my favorite dessert on the Disney Dream. It’s served warm with the most amazing vanilla and hot fudge sauce along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Seriously to-die-for!

    The best way to eat this chocolate souffle (and how they do it on the cruise), is to take a spoon and make an indent in the center of the cake. Then pour the sauce inside the cake. It is literally out of this word!

    Now I have to admit, making homemade chocolate souffle does take a little bit or work (and quite a few dishes), but it’s so fun to whip up for a special occasion. And it’s even better to eat. :) We love it!

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    What is a souffle?

    Souffle is a French term that originated from the word “souffler,” which means “to puff up.” A chocolate souffle is a soft and puffy egg-based cake that essentially “puffs up” when it bakes. It’s typically served in individual, smaller sized ramekins and topped with delicious sauces, such as vanilla and chocolate sauce. Souffles can actually be both savory and sweet…however I prefer the sweet, dessert-like kind. :)

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    What are the ingredients in a souffle?

    This chocolate souffle recipe actually requires very minimal ingredients. Most of them are items you probably already have on hand, such as eggs, butter, sugar, flour and milk. See all ingredients listed below for souffle recipe.

    • Eggs
    • Butter
    • Sugar
    • Milk
    • All-purpose flour
    • Dutch-processed cocoa
    • Semisweet chocolate

    how to make a souffle

    How to make chocolate souffle

    Chocolate souffles may sound a little intimidating to make, but they are so worth it! They make the perfect individual sized dessert and are such a nice treat to have when entertaining or celebrating a special occasion. Follow the steps below to get started. Scroll down for the printable chocolate souffle recipe.

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F and butter six 4-ounce souffle ramekins and coat with sugar. Set aside.
    2. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, bring the milk to a light simmer. In a separate pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour, salt and cocoa until smooth and reduce heat to low and cook 1 minute.
    3. Slowly add hot milk, whisking until smooth and then whisk in the melted chocolate. Let cool for 5 minutes and then stir in the egg yolks.
    4. While the chocolate cools, beat the egg whites in a bowl. Slowly add the sugar, 1 Tablespoon at a time. Beat until a glossy peak forms (about 4-5 minutes). Whisk a large spoonful into the chocolate mixture and then fold into the remaining egg whites in (stir just until combined).
    5. Pour the batter into prepared cups. Place in a 9×13 dish and then add hot water until it covers half the cup. Bake for 20 minutes.
    6. Serve chocolate souffle immediately hot out of the oven with a scoop of gelato or vanilla ice cream with hot fudge and/or vanilla sauce.

    how to make a chocolate souffle

    Why does a souffle collapse?

    When making chocolate souffles, you’ll want to separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Then you’ll begin whipping your egg whites in a circular motion. When you whip the egg whites, you are essentially just mixing air into them (creating air bubbles). When the egg whites are combined with the rest of the souffle mixture and are ready to bake, the air bubbles get trapped and start to expand. This causes the chocolate souffle to rise.

    They typically fall once out of the oven for a few minutes (kind of like German pancakes), so it’s best to serve them immediately. Timing is everything. However, don’t worry if they do fall. They will still taste great.

    how to make a souffle

    chocolate souffle

    Chocolate Souffle Recipe

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: French
    Keyword: chocolate souffle
    Prep Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 50 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 238
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Chocolate Souffle - A light and puffy chocolate souffle recipe that's rich, decadent and absolutely to-die-for! Served with a delicious vanilla and chocolate sauce and topped with a scoop of ice cream. This souffle recipe makes the most perfect sweet treat for any special occasion!

    Ingredients

    • 3 Tablespoons butter (plus more for greasing cups)
    • 6 Tablespoons sugar (plus more for dusting cups)
    • 1 cup milk
    • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 3 Tablespoons dutch processed cocoa powder (unsweetened will work)
    • pinch of salt
    • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate (melted)
    • 4 eggs (separated)

    For serving: vanilla gelato or ice cream, hot fudge and/or vanilla sauce

      Instructions

      • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter six 4-ounce souffle cups and coat with sugar. Set aside. 
      • In a small sauce pan bring the milk to a light simmer over medium heat. In a separate pan melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, salt and cocoa until smooth. Reduce heat to low and cook 1 minute. 
      • Slowly add the hot milk, whisking until smooth. Then whisk in the melted chocolate. Let cool for 5 minutes and then stir in the egg yolks. 
      • While the chocolate cools, beat the egg whites in a bowl. Slowly add the sugar, 1 Tablespoon at a time. Beat until a glossy peak forms (about 4-5 minutes). Whisk a large spoonful into the chocolate mixture and then fold into the remaining egg whites in (stir just until combined). 
      • Pour the batter into prepared cups. Place in a 9x13 dish and then add hot water until it covers half the cup. Bake for 20 minutes. 
      • Serve immediately hot out of the oven with a scoop of gelato or vanilla ice cream with hot fudge and/or vanilla sauce. 

      Notes

      Recipe from Disney Cruise Line

      Nutrition

      Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 8% | Calcium: 7.3% | Iron: 9.3%
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