Warm Chocolate Souffle

Yield: Serves 6


  • Softened butter or cooking spray
  • 1/2 C. (120 g) sugar plus a little for coating bowls
  • 3 T. flour
  • 3 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 C. (300 ml) milk (skim, low fat or whole)
  • 3 oz. (85 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped (or 1/3 C. semisweet chocolate chips)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 6 large egg whites


  1. Lightly coat six individual soufflé dishes with butter (or cooking spray). Sprinkle with a little sugar, rotating each dish so the sugar adheres to the buttered sides.
  2. Combine 1/2 C. sugar, flour, unsweetened cocoa powder and salt in a medium saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add the milk and begin heating over medium-high heat, stirring constantly with the whisk, until the mixture comes to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes, continuing to stir constantly. Remove from heat and add the bittersweet chocolate. Set aside for 2-3 minutes, and then stir in the chocolate”which will have melted; set aside to cool. If you're in a hurry, place the pan in a bowl of cold water, or transfer the chocolate mixture to a medium-sized bowl where it can cool more quickly. Stir in the egg yolk and vanilla until well combined.
  3. Once the chocolate is cool, place the egg whites in a large mixing bowl and beat at high speed just until stiff peaks form when the beater is lifted out.
  4. Gently fold a quarter of the beaten egg whites into the cooled chocolate mixture. Then, gently fold the two mixtures together until they are even in color.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared dishes. You can either: 1) Place them on a baking sheet and bake at 350° F (180° C) for 40 minutes, if you're prepared to eat them immediately. Once they are baked, they must be eaten right away or they will collapse, or 2) After spooning the mixture into the prepared dishes, cover them with plastic wrap and place in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy them. Then, bake at 350° F (180° C) for 40 minutes.
  6. Garnish with Warm Chocolate Sauce, Crème Anglais, or whipped cream, if desired.

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