Saturday Sweets: Chocolate Soufflés
Recipe type: Dessert; Gluten Free
Total time: 
Serves: 8
A perfect dessert to impress someone special, or for any regular Tuesday night!
  • ½ cup butter
  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate (8 squares)
  • 3 whole eggs plus 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Grease 8 custard cups with some melted butter, stroking upwards with pastry brush to help soufflés rise high. Then coat with thin layer of sugar. Set in freezer to cool.
  2. In a bowl over a saucepan of hot water, melt chocolate with ½ cup butter. Remove from the heat.
  3. In separate bowl, beat whole eggs with ½ cup sugar. Whisk slowly into chocolate and add vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, beat egg whites. Add remaining ½ cup of sugar, 2 tbsp at a time, until stiff peaks form. Fold slowly and gently into chocolate mix.
  5. Spoon into custard cups (I used ramekins and only filled them half full so the soufflés rose only just above the high edges of the dish, which looked a little less impressive than in low custard cups where they can rise way above the dish, but the taste was the same :)). Level them off and make sure rims are clean. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-28 min. DO NOT open oven while baking or the soufflés will fall!
You can make these ahead and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking as directed.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at