Valentine’s Day Chocolate Souffle

The perfect pairing … Valentine’s Day and Chocolate! How about a quick and easy chocolate souffle to celebrate this special day with someone sweet? Last week when my daughter Bridget had us over for homemade pasta, she topped off the meal with chocolate souffle … which inspired me to make some myself.

These delicate souffles have a lightly crisp top crust with a rich and creamy interior.

Not too cake-like, but just right.

 

Take a few minutes to whip up some egg whites with a little cream of tartar.

 

Fold the frothy egg whites into some rich, sweet chocolate.

 

And pour into ramekins that have been lightly dusted with sugar.

 

Pop in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes and them mmmm … enjoy!

Valentine’s Chocolate Souffle
2 tablespoons sugar  (separated)
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon milk
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Spray four 4-oz ramekins with nonstick spray. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the sugar into one of the ramekins, rotating the cup to coat the bottom and side with sugar. Pour excess into the next cup and repeat until all cups have been coated. Place sugared ramekins into refrigerator until ready to use.
Place semi-sweet chocolate chips and milk in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stirring at 10-second intervals until the chocolate is melted smooth. Whisk in 1 tablespoon sugar, the egg yolk and flour until blended and smooth. Set aside for about 6 minutes, until cooled.

Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of sugar and beat until soft, glossy peaks form, about 2 minutes more. Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the chocolate mixture.

Spoon the chocolate mixture into the sugared ramekins. Place the filled cups onto a small baking sheet and place in preheated oven. Bake until puffed, about 12 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired, and serve immediately.

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Comments

  1. cannot wait to try!!

  2. yum! those look so good, thanks for sharing!!

  3. Jennifer, these look delicious and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I’ve never made souffles before. Probably because I don’t have any of those little souffle dishes! Maybe I’ll try it one of my casserole dishes. It just won’t be as pretty but I’ll still get to eat it and it won’t affect the taste! LOL!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Yum! I wish I had one now..I’ll be posting mine on Wednesday!

  6. What an elegant souffle! I was afraid to try souffle before because I thought it may be too fragile for a novice like me, but after the first try, it gets even easier. I will have to try this out. Thanks!

  7. Yum! I have something against whipping egg whites — which is why I’ve never made anything with meringue. Seems like it would take a special touch to get it right. The pasta your daughter made sounds delish! I’ve been cooking and baking a lot this week. And eating too. 🙂 Hope your day is a good one. Tammy

  8. Ummm…yes please! :-)Those look and sound incredible and we are so glad you shared this recipe with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

  9. One of my goals for the year is to bake a souffle. I’m pinning this! I’d love for you to link it up to my party. Just for linking up you could win $20 of vintage jewelry from Parisienne Girl. http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/01/will-craft-forfree-jewelry.html

  10. I’ve also wanted to make a souffle, and love tackling this with using smaller ramekins. Looks so good, yet light. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best Party!

  11. Oh my god !!Love this recipe!!Lovely blog!!Hugs from greece!xoxo
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  12. I have been a little intimidated by souffles, but I really like the sound of your recipe, and I really want to try making them because they are so delicious! Especially the chocolate ones!!!!! I love your blog, I’m your newest follower! :o) Have a great weekend!

  13. It´s wonderfull, congratulation!

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