Chocolate Souffles

by Suzanne on January 22, 2012

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Chocolate soufflesOh how I love chocolate souffles, or pretty much anything chocolate.  If  by chance  you haven’t had a chocolate souffle then you really must try this recipe out because it is very simple and good too, an easy starter recipe for the beginner.  Souffle or the whipped egg whites makes everything rise high and adds a light and fluffy feel to the chocolate so when you put it in your mouth it melts away.  If you are in a chocolate mood and don’t want to make a batch of cookies or brownies in fear that you might be tempted to eat the whole batch 🙂 then I suggest you make these individual chocolate souffles that only make 4 servings.  The original recipe comes from Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook which by the way is fabulous. I made a miner change to the recipe by adding an extra yolk  and vanilla to the recipe, but you can use just one egg yolk and still have a lovely souffle.  In addition to being a single serving these little babies are also gluten free as there are so many people these days finding out that they are allergic to gluten. There is very little sugar in this recipe so its perfect for dieting people who don’t really want to binge big on their diet but would like to eat dessert occasionally. Now, if your like me then ice cream goes with most cake like desserts so I  broke the bank on making this diet friendly :).

Chocolate Souffles

1 T. melted butter
2 T. plus 2 tsp. fine granulated white sugar
2 ounces of Ghirardelli 60% Cacao bittersweet chocolate chips
2 T. plus 1 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 egg whites
2 egg yolk

Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and brush in the 3-4 ramekins then dust the bottom and sides with 1 T. sugar.
Step 2: In a microwave safe bowl put chocolate chips, milk, vanilla and 1 T. of sugar in the microwave and cook on high for 1 to 2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds to stir until melted.
Step 3: While chocolate cools separate the eggs and beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add 2 tsp. sugar beat until egg whites are stiff but not dried out.
Step 4: Whisk the egg yolks into the chocolate.
Step 5: With a rubber spatula fold one fourth of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, then fold in the remaining egg whites into the chocolate. Divide equally into the ramekins. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, then dust the tops with of souffles with confectioners sugar and serve immediately.
I like to serve these with ice cream but whip cream would be equally as good.

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1 Amy (Savory Moments) January 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Oh, these look like a perfect end to a meal!

2 Lisa January 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Those are the creamiest looking chocolate souffles I’ve ever seen. I think I need to consider this recipe over my usual go to. Cannot wait to try it – your photos are tummy rumbling perfection! xoxo

3 RUssell at Chasing Delicious January 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Yum! These soufflés look scrumptious. My kind of dessert.

4 Kristi Rimkus January 23, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Gluten free and low in sugar. This is on my list to make. I’ve shared this one. Terrific!

5 Amy @ A Little Nosh January 24, 2012 at 8:17 am

Just pinned this. I love desserts that make individual servings!

6 Aimee @ ShugarySweets January 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Yum,. these look fabulous!!

7 Reeni January 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Your chocolate souffles look like two sides of heaven! So delectable!

8 The Café Sucré Farine January 25, 2012 at 6:28 am

Love this! Not only does it look amazingly delicious but it’s also quite guilt-free! My mount is watering!

9 Candy @ Candy Girl January 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I love souffles! This looks like a great recipe!

10 Charissa January 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Oh my word. I’m dying over here. Chocolate mousses or souffles are my greatest weaknesses! Seriously, this looks ammmaaazing!

11 Sammie January 26, 2012 at 5:11 am

mmm! AMAZING!! These would be the perfect snack! Quick and easy to make! Also I have all the ingredients there…. hmmm….. But yeah, hot souffle + frozen yogurt / ice-cream and I’m in heaven!

12 Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} January 26, 2012 at 8:29 am

Perfect portion sizes and perfect way to end the day!

13 Liz January 26, 2012 at 11:37 am

Oh, this looks fabulous! I have the same cookbook…and everything I’ve made has been wonderful!

14 Monet January 27, 2012 at 9:20 am

Can I just say DELICIOUS? I adore chocolate, and I’ve yet to make a chocolate souffle. This much change! Thank you for sharing such a delicious treat. I’m glad to have found your blog today…I hope you have a splendid weekend!

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