Dark Chocolate Souffle

So rich and creamy

So rich and creamy

This is just a big, smooth, creamy, airy chocolate orgasm. Pardon my French.

Use any two-quart straight sided 7-8″ dish, although a souffle dish does work the best. Good quality dark chocolate is not negotiable.

Dark Chocolate Souffle

  • 8 oz dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup brewed espresso
  • 1/3 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • powdered sugar

Grease the inside of the baking dish with butter. If sides are shorter than 6″ wrap buttered tin foil around the dish as a collar. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place chocolate, vanilla and espresso in a double broiler and melt over simmering water until smooth. Meanwhile place flour in a small saucepan and gradually whisk in all the milk and cream until smooth. Add butter and cook over medium heat until it boils. Boil 2 minutes then remove from heat and beat with a whisk to cool slightly. Add yolks one at a time into milk, then chocolate sauce and beat until very smooth. Beat the egg whites with a wire whisk until soft peaks form. Add sugar slowly beating whites until shiny stiff peaks form. Gently scrape the chocolate down the side of the egg white and then gently fold them together. Turn into prepared baking dish and place in the lowest part of the oven. Turn heat down to 375 degrees and bake 40-45 minutes or until souffle has risen and cracked on the top. Carefully slide out from oven and dust top with powdered sugar then continue to cook until set but still slightly creamy in the center, about 15 more minutes. Serve immediately.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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10 Responses to Dark Chocolate Souffle

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    This chocolate souffle looks delicious. I look forward to trying a dessert souffle one day.

  2. eva626 says:

    looks amazing!!! omg i want some

  3. TasteFood says:

    This looks fantastic.

  4. vwoods1212 says:

    Looks delicious. vw

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    Fantastic, Greg. I’ve never attempted any kind of soufflé. Cluck, cluck. cluck.

  6. This is my kind of soufflé,
    🙂 Mandy xo

  7. Karen says:

    I’ve yet to try making a soufflé and I don’t know why because I love them. Yours looks beautiful.

  8. A beautiful and perfect souffle!

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