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Chocolate Souffle

Updated: Jan 14, 2019

A petit gâteau, or chocolate fondant, is a dessert composed of a small chocolate cake with crunchy rind and mellow filling that is conventionally served hot with vanilla ice cream on a plate. In French, the terms for the chocolate cake are "gâteau fondant au chocolate" or simply "fondant au chocolat". Wikipedia

Here is what you'll need!

Dark Chocolate 5 ounces

Coffee 2 tbsp

Butter 1 tbsp

Sugar 1/4 cup

Pinch of salt

Egg yolks 2

Egg whites 3


1. In a large heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, combine chocolate, butter and coffee. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 1 1/2-quart tall-sided baking dish. Coat with sugar, tapping out excess.

3. Stir egg yolks into cooled chocolate mixture until well combined. Set souffle base aside.

4. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg whites and sugaron medium-high until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form (do not overbeat).

5. In two additions, fold egg-white mixture into souffle base: With a rubber spatula, gently cut down through center and lift up some base from bottom of bowl. Turning bowl, steadily continue to cut down and lift up base until just combined.

6. Transfer mixture to dish, taking care not to get batter on top edge of dish; smooth top. Bake souffle until puffed and set, 15 minutes.

7. Serve immediately.

9. Enjoy!



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