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Chocolate souffles

 Chocolate Souffles - decadent dessert for the chocolate lovers. It's actually really easy to make and rich in flavor. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate souffle
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 534 kcal
Author Anna

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks room temperature
  • 2 egg whites room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • dash of salt
  • dash of cream of tartar
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  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.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate souffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 534 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 243mg81%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 391mg11%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 790IU16%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.