Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

A chocolate dessert that is lighter than air.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Butter a soufflé dish and dust with sugar, tapping out excess.
  2. Preheat oven to 430F.
  3. Melt chocolate and stir until smooth.
  4. Whisk butter into hot chocolate; add yolks and combine well.
  5. Beat egg whites until frothy.
  6. Beat in sugar gradually, and beat until whites hold stiff peaks.
  7. Lighten chocolate mixture with ¼ of the whites, and then gently fold in remaining whites (a few white streaks may show, and this is not a problem).
  8. Pour into prepared dish.
  9. Put dish in slightly larger baking pan and add enough hot water in second pan to reach 1/3 up the side of the soufflé dish.
  10. Bake for 40 minutes (center will be very soft).
  11. Give a light dusting of icing sugar over top, bring to table immediately.
  12. Serve with Whipped Cream.
Most Helpful

Very tasty with excellent texture! I used semisweet instead of bittersweet and added 1/4 tsp cream of tartar to the whites just for the heck of it. I've never made a souffle with such a high ratio of whites to yolks, but it turned out great!

seventhspice January 21, 2011

Deliciously light in texture and very chocolatey in taste. I made this is six small souffle dishes and we all enjoyed it a great deal. Thanks Evelyn :) (resubmitted as I forgot the stars)

Fairy Nuff July 18, 2006

I have made this multiple times and it is a great recipe! Mine only took about 20 minutes in my souffle dishes though.

SugarAddict7 January 26, 2014