Soufflés may look like a restaurant-only dessert, but they are actually easy to make. Whip them up right after dinner and enjoy while they're still warm from the oven.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2008


Recipe Summary

35 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat two 10-ounce ramekins with cooking spray; coat the insides of each with 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar.

  • Place chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted, 1 to 2 minutes. (Alternatively, see "No Microwave?" below.)

  • Whisk egg yolk and cream in a medium bowl until combined. Whisk in the chocolate until smooth, then whisk in flour and cinnamon until incorporated.

  • Beat egg whites and salt in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Beat in the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in four additions, until stiff, glossy peaks form.

  • Using a rubber spatula, gently fold half the beaten whites into the chocolate mixture until fairly smooth; then gently fold this combined mixture back into the remaining egg whites until no white streaks remain. Divide between the prepared ramekins and place on a baking sheet. Bake until puffed and firm to the touch, 18 to 22 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.


Equipment: Two 10-ounce ramekins

No Microwave? Place chopped chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling water. Gently stir until almost melted. Remove from the heat and stir until the chocolate melts completely.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; protein 9.6g 19% DV; carbohydrates 43.6g 14% DV; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 39.7g; fat 15.3g 24% DV; saturated fat 8.9g 44% DV; cholesterol 102.5mg 34% DV; vitamin a iu 233.3IU 5% DV; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 14.7mcg 4% DV; calcium 21.4mg 2% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 6.8mg 2% DV; potassium 236.2mg 7% DV; sodium 234.7mg 9% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV; added sugar 40g.

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Rating: 5 stars
This is an excellent recipe. I made it last year for Valentines day and plan to make it again this year. It does take a little bit of time but well worth it. And it only serves 2 so you won't over eat. I topped it with (frozen) thawed raspberries. (sweetened-opt.) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
A Delicious Treat for the Family I used to go to cooking classes where there was an iron chef day. I created this spectacular dish for the judges and... I won! Pros: Sweet Simple Scrumptious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent recipe. I made it last year for Valentine's day and plan to do it again this year. It does take a little bit of work but well worth it. When serving I top it with raspberries (frozen and thawed work great--sweeten if desired). It is a special treat. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Hi I am only ten years old and I cooked my first souffle yesterday. It tastes like sweet pancakes I hope you make it. It is a marshmallow souffle and my whole family loved it except my sister who is always be sassy and Judjy tome and everyone else. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I never thought souffle could be so easy! It's very impressive -- even to watch it baking. It was perfect! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Simple and Delicious Made these real quick for dessert for the kids. Everyone enjoyed them even though I forgot to sprinkle them with powdered sugar. Next time I will add some homemade whipped cream and fruit. Pros: Not too sweet simple. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Wonderful and simple recipe. My souffles turned out perfect and extremely delicious. Pros: simple easy yummy Cons: time-consuming Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wonderful! My daughter and I have made this twice together and we love it! Super easy and fun...especially being able to do something together! Read More