FINALE: Chocolate Souffles for Two and Le Creuset Giveaway!!

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Welcome to day fourteen of our Valentine’s Day Celebration event!

It’s time for the big finale!!!

I left the best for last. icon smile FINALE: Chocolate Souffles for Two and Le Creuset Giveaway!!

Not only do I have one of the most impressive desserts to share but we are giving away a gorgeous prize in the end.

So how do you feel about a chocolate souffle? Are you one of those people who shiver at the sound of the name with fear? Or are you one of those people who love challenges and would love to try it? I was both. Souffles are finicky in their nature. You see, they are like magic. Right out of the oven they are gloriously puffed up and you may even hear the angels sing. Confetti might be raining down with fireworks going off.

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And then 2.5 seconds later your jaw drops as your souffle deflates. You are thinking: if I were to flip the dish upside down it may come back up, right? Right??!! Well. Let’s look at it the other way. Your souffle came out of the oven with a gorgeous high top. And then it slowly falls down trapping all the delicious creamy, light center inside. It’s deflated but glorious. And trust me, as soon as you take a first bite your knees will weaken and you will forget about the tall top it had few seconds ago.

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Chocolate Souffles for Two

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 2 8oz. servings

The most impressive of all desserts. Also the most finicky in nature. Incredibly creamy and light in texture and taste.


  1. 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  2. 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 2 egg yolks, room temperature
  6. 2 egg whites, room temperature
  7. 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  8. dash of salt
  9. dash of cream of tartar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Use 1 tablespoon of butter to grease your cocottes. Sprinkle them with cocoa powder, tapping off the excess. Place cocottes on a baking dish and set aside.
  3. In a double boiler, melt chocolate with the remaining butter. Whisk smooth.
  4. Set aside to come to room temperature. Add egg yolks, one at a time and whisk well.
  5. In a clean bowl of your stand mixer, with a clean whisk, beat egg whites with a dash of salt, cream of tartar and sugar on medium speed until frothy. Increase the speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form. Do not over beat. Keep checking the peaks. As soon as you see the stiff peaks form, stop.
  6. Add 1/3 of the meringue into chocolate mixture. Gently fold in. Add the remaining meringue and fold in until no streaks remain. Do not over fold.
  7. Spoon the mixture into prepared cocottes. At this point you can cover the dishes and refrigerate the souffles until ready to bake.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve immediately.


It is crucial to beat the egg whites in a clean bowl with a clean whisk. There can be no traces of grease or the meringue won't form. Bake the souffles right before you are ready to serve the dessert for the maximum impression.

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 FINALE: Chocolate Souffles for Two and Le Creuset Giveaway!!

See that gorgeous dish I baked my souffle in? Isn’t it beautiful? I was sent a set of mini cocottes in Caribbean by the fabulous Le Creuset. My hands were shaking when I was opening the box and I quickly named it mommy’s new and precious toy. icon smile FINALE: Chocolate Souffles for Two and Le Creuset Giveaway!! The color is truly breathtaking. I love the gradient of it. The famous concentric rings on the lid are like a signature of quality and durability. These stoneware cocottes are time-less.

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Le Creuset graciously agreed to give the same set to one of our Crunchy Creamy Sweet readers!! You can win a set of four mini cocottes with a cookbook. How is that for a Valentine’s Day gift? icon smile FINALE: Chocolate Souffles for Two and Le Creuset Giveaway!!


Please, use the rafflecopter below to enter.


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner has been notified via email. Thank you to all who entered!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway open to US residents only. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is sponsored by Le Creuset. I was not compensated. I truly love this brand and as always all of the opinions are my own.

Good luck!


Thank you so much for joining me in celebrating the biggest chocolate holiday of the year! I had a blast! Thank you for stopping by everyday and leaving comments and sending emails to say how much you enjoy the recipes and guest posts. It was fun and you are going to see more events like this in the future, here on the Crunchy Creamy Sweet blog.

Thank you so much: Stephanie, Kristy, Carrie, Laura, Anne and Lizzy for your fabulous guest posts. I truly appreciate you took time from your own busy schedules to create all of the beautiful treats and to answer my Q&A’s. Thank you, ladies!!!

You can see all of the desserts on our event’s Pinterest board.




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  • Katy

    There isn’t a color I don’t like but the Caribbean is beautiful!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Isn’t it? :) Thank you for entering, Katy!

  • Leslie

    Marseille is my favorite.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      It’s gorgeous! Thanks for entering, Leslie!

  • Tamara

    The Caribbean is my current favorite!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Great choice! :) Thanks for entering, Tamara!

  • Savory Simple

    I love cassis!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Swoon! Thanks, Jen!

  • Tutti Dolci

    Beautiful souffles, Anna! I have a couple of the cocottes, aren’t they adorable? :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Absolutely! I have so many recipes I want to use them in! Get ready for mini cocottes love! :) Thanks, Laura!

  • Shauna

    The caribbean!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thanks, Shauna!

  • Alaska from Scratch

    Carribbean is my fav! <3

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Mine too! :) Thanks, Maya!

  • Tina

    A wonderful prize!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Tina!

  • curryandcomfort

    My hats off to Anna!! What a spectacular dessert for Valentine’s Day!! I love the le creuset pots you baked them in too. What a impressive giveaway. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Awww, thank you so much, Ramona :)

  • Juli V

    Love the cassis color! Such a pretty purple.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yes, it is! Thank you for entering, Juli!

  • Heidi Pi

    I plan on collecting Le Creuset one piece at a time! Lovely prize!! I am mixing and matching….white and carribbean are my favorites!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thanks for entering, Heidi!

  • Jessica_AKitchenAddiction

    Marseille is my favorite. . .but I’d take any of them that had these souffles in them!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Awww, thanks, Jessica :)

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    Gorgeous souffle Anna! And beautiful pics

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, Paula!

  • Stacy

    What beautiful souffles!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Stacy!

  • Betty Ann @Mango_Queen

    What a great recipe for 2 and I love your giveaway. Hope I win so I can recreate the gorgeous souffles you baked here.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, Betty Ann! Thanks for entering!

  • Heather Kinnaird

    so hard to choose – Caribbean and Ocean

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I know! :) Thanks for entering, Heather!

  • Margaret

    Classic black is beautiful! I love these souffles!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Margaret!

  • jan

    YUM! I can’t wait to make these souffles… they look amazing!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thank you so much, Jan!

  • Kara D

    I love the pretty purple Cassis!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Great choice! Thanks for entering, Kara!

  • Aimee Pollak Shugarman

    Oh my those are so pretty. I love the Truffle color!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Aimee!

  • daisy

    I love your souffles. They look delicious, even if they weren’t baked in those gorgeous mini cocottes. I’d take any of those colors, but especially the flame ones.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thank you so much, Daisy! I just wish they wouldn’t deflate before I took the pics! :)

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    It’s beautiful! Thanks for entering, Aimee!

  • Amy Tong

    I always love the Cherry from the Le Creuset bakewares. :) Your Chocolate souffles are gorgeous!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thank you so much, Amy!

  • Juanita’s Cocina

    I love the ocean color! Gorgeous!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh, yes! Thank you!

  • JulieD

    These souffles look so lovely! Pinning them right no!

    I love their bakeware in Marseille blue!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Ooooh, the Marseille is so beautiful!! Thank you so much, Julie!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day

    These are beautiful, Anna! I love chocolate souffle!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thank you so much, Cassie!

  • Valerie

    Oh, tough choice…I think my fav, colour (atm!) is cassis.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thank you for entering, Valerie!

  • Dianne Shaw

    I collect the cherry colored Le Creuset.

  • JC

    Very touch choice, but I think Indigo is my current Le Creuset fave color. Thank you for this offer!

  • Tammy Northrup

    I love the caribbean but the cherry goes with my kitchen. What a great looking soufle even if it did deflate.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Awww, thank you so much, Tammy! :)

  • Christi

    I am hoping to make this for my hubby tonight, it looks amazing! Is there a substitute for the cream of tartar, I don’t seem to have that on hand. Oh, and Cherry color is my favorite :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Hi Christi! You can skip the cream of tartar. I tried this way too and it will work! Good luck and enjoy! Thank you for entering the giveaway!

  • Jeeun

    Red or the blue in the contest–can’t decide!

  • Natasha

    Can’t wait to try! So nervous, but I’m up for the challenge!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thanks, Natasha!

  • Karen Lynch

    I like the truffle color.

  • Carrie Vibert

    Caribbean is gorgeous, but I’m also partial to fennel. :)

  • Lillian Russo

    Okay…maybe I can make this! It doesn’t seem so bad when it’s in those cute little pots! I just LOVE the truffle color Le Creuset!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      You definitely can make this, Lillian! LMK how it goes. Thank you!

  • Averie Cooks

    Ocean & Caribbean but they have a new pale yellow exclusive to Williams Sonoma that’s gorgeous!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh, I know :) Stay tuned… :)

  • Khanh

    So hard to decide, since they’re all beautiful, but I guess I would go with the Cherry color! And your souffles look just scrumptious!!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thank you so much, Khanh!

  • Jill Stokes Hartley

    I love Caribbean!!

  • Angie

    I love Cassis but I really like Truffle too!!

  • Janberet

    I like the fennel.

  • Anne B

    Definitely the best for last Anna! That souffle is gorgeous! I once made a peach souffle in the summertime. When I opened the oven door they were stunning! I took them out and grabbed my camera and they had deflated! But you are right…the flavor and texture is still all there! These Le Creuset pots are such a pretty color and a beautiful contrast to your lovely chocolatey dessert! : )

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thank you so much, Anne :) Your peach souffle sounds amazing!

  • Angie

    I did all the entries to get an extra entry..thanks!!

  • Wendy

    Your recipe looks deceptively easy (I’m one who quakes at the word souffle) but so delicious that I will throw caution to the wind and bake :) Thanks!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I hope you do try it, Wendy! LKM how it goes! Thank you for your comment.

  • JoannaW39

    I love the caribbean color. Thanks for the souffle recipe, can’t wait to try it!

  • Robin Chesser

    I’m a sucker for the Cherry!!!

  • Robin Chesser

    I did all of the above and I get an extra entry.

  • Annie Miller

    I have so enjoyed these blogs … I think yesterday’s (2.14.2013) was my favorite.
    I think Flame has always been my favorite Le Creuset color.

  • Lizzy Do

    I think my color is retired…but I’d be delighted with cherry!

  • AnnaZed

    Oh I clicked because I couldn’t not click, but I already know that my favorite Le Creuset color is ‘Cherry’. Plus your souffles are so beautiful and would be beautiful in the red dishes.

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  • Georgia The Comfort of Cooking

    Such lovely souffles and a great giveaway! I love the French blue color, Marseille, it’s a beauty.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Georgia! Marseille is gorgeous!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    LOL One more reason to make them at home! :) Thanks so much, Colette!

  • Sarah

    Cherry will always have a soft spot in my heart since thats what my mom has, but Marseille is absolutely gorgeous as well!

  • Katie Sapp

    I love all the Le Creuset cookware and bakeware. I have a tourquois dutch oven and a blue round french oven. I would love a smaller round french oven in the green, orange or red color, but really, they are all so amazing, any would be awesome.

  • Anita at Hungry Couple

    Souffle is on my culinary bucket list. And these mini cocottes are on my hearts desire list. I like all the colors but linen is particularly stunning.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Love your lists, Anita :) Thanks for entering!

  • Naomi

    I love the French blue color.

  • The Joy of Caking

    I love Ocean!

  • Sherri Lynn

    Ocean all the way, its BEAUTIFUL:)

  • Beth Cato

    I love the spinach color.

  • Sherri Lynn

    Soooo I just found you:) Your website is now added to my desktop (thats how I like it, easy to find) sharing space with Martha Stewart and my absolute favorite P.W.:)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      *thud* Fainted… blushing….:) You are a sweetie, Sherri! Thank you so much and welcome to CCS!

  • roberta

    So angry. Facebook is always a day late on 80% of my feed! The person who won the Le Creuset pieces will love them! I love my small collection of larger baking and sautè pieces, they are wonderful and will be used for generations! Love chocolate souffle, will definitely try your recipe!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Hi Roberta! Yes, it seems like FB is late with posts… But you still have 4 days to enter the Le Creuset giveaway! Thank you!

  • Food Done Light

    Ocean – it just looks so beautiful with the brown from the chocolate

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Thank you so much, sweet Danielle! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day too! xo

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Now that sounds delish! Thanks, Laura!

  • Leah

    Ocean is probably my favorite, but it’s so hard to choose!

  • Natalie S

    I love the white color!

  • Kesha Hansley Gooding

    I love the Carribean color

  • Melissa

    Marseille is my favorite. It is timeless and would just love to have any piece from them. Thanks for the opportunity

  • Katherine D

    love the cherry color!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    I’m getting weak in the knees just looking at these sweet soufflés. Yummo!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Awww, thank you so much, Jennie!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    Oh, and the carribean is my fav color.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thanks for entering, Jennie!

  • Petra

    I love the Caribbean color. I actually just ordered a Dutch oven in that same color. It’s so pretty!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Right? :) Thanks for entering, Petra!

  • Katie Jasiewicz

    I’m loving the new Caribbean blue!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thanks, Katie!

  • Kate Watts

    I love the Cassis color but am forever partial to the Flame. I have the oval Dutch oven and 12″ frying pan in the flame and LOVE them.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oooh, the flame is gorgeous! Thanks for entering, Kate!

  • jennifer

    I love the eggplant purple color!

  • Michelle Kuhn

    I honestly can never choose! I have knock off red pots, but I kind of love the purple!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I know! With all of the beautiful colors it is so hard to choose! Thanks, Michelle!

  • bitter baker

    Cassis is my favorite color!

  • bitter baker

    And I did all of the above!

  • Roxana GreenGirl

    You made two for me? Oh My Anne, they look so goof I don’t think I could share. Delicious!
    Thanks for sharing and thank youf or the lovely comment left on my guest post on Jen’s blog

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      They are hard to share :) And so easy to eat! Thanks, Roxana! :)

  • Lea’s Cooking

    I love yellow color bake ware.

  • Sarah

    Caribbean blue … Nice. :)

  • Alicia

    I just received the 3.5 qt French oven and the tea kettle in Caribbean. It’s my favorite of all their colors!

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  • kelkel

    The color is gorgeous, indeed!

  • Mary

    Sounds delish anyway you look.

  • Laura T

    I LOVE chocolate souffles! I like watching a dollop of whipped cream melt into the collapsed top. :)

  • wearenotmartha

    These souffles look beautiful!! And I think they look extra special since they’re in beautiful Le Creuset!!


    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, Sues!

  • marisa

    I love the Le Creuset range!!!

  • Hayley Parker

    OMG Anna, that souffle looks AMAZING. I’ve actually never had a souffle before, but I dream of their light, fluffiness each time I see a picture of one. And it’s CHOCOLATE. Hello, awesomeness!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oooh, you need to try them, Hayley! Thank you for your sweet comment!

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  • Ilene

    I love the Caribbean color

  • Ekanem

    I adore the flame color! :)

  • Serena B

    Oh my goodness I am so jealous! I love Le Creuset and the color is incredible! You lucky girl! Your souffle looks amazing! Wish we were neighbors I would have been right over for a bite! Have a sweet week my friend!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Serena!

  • Amanda Thompson

    My current favorite Le Creuset color is Ocean!

  • Emily Smith

    What a gorgeous Valentine’s gift for you! The new Caribean Creuset color is lovely and your souffles are breathtaking (and to die for, I’m sure!) Well done all around :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, sweet Emily!!

  • Jeffrey Lammers

    I like the Cherry color best!

  • Kelly M

    I’m partial to flame and spinach!

  • justonecookbook

    Hi Anna! What an awesome giveaway! I have these so I won’t enter for the giveaway and others have more chances to win. But I bookmarked the recipe! Your souffle shot is amazing. You make me want to try this very soon… hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day and the long weekend! :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thank you so much, Nami! It means a lot.

  • Megan A De Renzis

    I would love to have these, I need to practice making souffles!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol Thanks for entering, Megan!

  • Kim Catapano

    I’ve always loved the Cassis color but I’m gravitating towards the Fennel color.

  • Kim Catapano

    I did all of the entries above.

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Deflation or not, I need these souffles stat! And thanks for the awesome giveaway. I’ve been in need of this cocottes for a while now! My favorite color is the new quince. It’s absolutely gorgeous, and really brightens up my kitchen.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I love it too! Happy to be in the contest with you. :)

  • Sandy Headtke

    The Caribbean blue goes so well with chocolate brown.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Right? I love it too! Thanks, Sandy!

  • Laura Dodge

    I’m having trouble deciding between Cherry and Caribbean!

  • Michelle Tornquist Stephens

    I love the color Fennel :)

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  • Lindsey

    I’m absolutely loving the MARSEILLE! I would probably cook up some delicous yummy treats and meals with that baby!!!

  • Lindsey

    Oh goodness and I forgot about that cookbook! i would LOVE that too! :)

  • Amanda

    My aunt has always told me souffles are tricky. I think I am about ready to give them a try, but I want my to look EXACTLY like yours in a pair of beautiful caribbean blue mini cocottes :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      :) Yes! Please, try them and let me know how it goes. Thanks for entering, Amanda!

  • Hanna

    All the colors are so beautiful!! My personal favorite is cherry :)

  • tweetyscute

    I love Dijon

  • gerryspeirs

    These are too cool and I need them!! Without trying to sound selfish :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      :) Thanks, Gerry!

  • DearCreatives

    I love the white & kiwi, but that blue is pretty too! How can you pick? lol

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Just imagine walking into Le Creuset store…. I would be in trouble! lol Thank you!

  • Shanna @ pineapple and coconut

    Gorgeous souffles! The Caribbean and the Kiwi are my favorite colors!

  • Holly

    Oh how hard to choose– the flame or cherry might be my favorites but they are all beautiful!

  • Alice Choi

    wow, these souffles look wonderful! These are on my bucket list for this year! will be baking these soon! and fave color is BLUE!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Alice!

  • Kim McCallie

    Looks beautiful! I love the new quince line.

  • ardeth

    It is a toss up between the flame red and the deepest blue. Sigh. Love them. Love this opportunity, thank you!

  • GK

    These look delicious! I actually like how this seems reasonable enough for a grad student to whip up in little time, and actually bake something that will taste good!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yes! I hope you will give them a try, GK! Thank you.

  • GK

    I love the blue color! Matches my school’s colors, too! :)

  • Guest

    these look amazing! your pictures are beautiful!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much!

  • Gina Dalla Riva

    these are so beautiful! i love your pictures!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thanks, Gina!

  • Gina Dalla Riva

    and the caribbean color has to be my favorite!

  • Kira

    I can’t wait to try this recipe – looks so good! :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Kira!

  • Kira

    Oh and my favorite color is cherry :)

  • Kira

    lol and I did all the entries above! :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol Thanks!

  • Rebecca

    I go back and forth between Caribbean and Fennel. I love them both.

  • Elizabeth Vogelsberg

    I’m working up the nerve to make a souffle! These look so good.

    My favorite color is the blue.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      You will be surprised how easy they are to make! Thanks, Elizabeth!

  • Jennifer

    Beautiful souffles!

  • Jennifer

    And my fave color is kiwi!

  • Mika

    Oh – I like this souffles recipe if only because it doesn’t call for a dozen eggs. Can’t wait to try this out!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Let me know how it goes, Mika! Thank you.

  • Claire

    my favorite color is cherry

  • Manny

    The Cobalt is lovely!

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  • Melanie

    Any chance you can replace the egg yolks without something else?