So glad I was finally able to make this recipe for Chocolate Soufflé . It is on my list since last year but somehow other recipes went first. Probably was a little scared of the photo session, which in soufflé’s case it takes from 2 minutes to 5 minutes 🙂 as it deflates soo fast. From the moment I took them out of the oven (forgot the molds were hot which delayed this transfer) and till the moment I put them on the photo table they already deflate a little. But I finally was pretty pleased with the photos and was pleased of the taste of this souffle.

Chocolate Soufflé display

I’ve seen a lot of souffle recipe, some using the basic recipe which uses flour, some without, some with egg yolks, some without, so was pretty hard to decide which recipe to follow. I followed my instinct, and my goal was to have a chocolate soufflé that rise well and have an amazing taste. Every time I combine cocoa powder with chocolate the enhanced taste of chocolate is unbelievably good. So I didn’t use flour but used cocoa powder instead.

Chocolate Soufflé closeup

The words are simply not enough to describe what a chocolate soufflé tastes like. Incredible light, chocolatey and simply divine.  If you are a chocolate lover you really must give this recipe a try as I m sure you will enjoy it as much as we did.

Chocolate Soufflé with sprinkled sugar on top


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The recipe slightly adapted after Saveur

Chocolate Soufflé

Chocolate Soufflé

5 from 2 votes
The words are simply not enough to describe what a chocolate soufflé tastes like. Incredible light, chocolatey and simply divine. If you are a chocolate lover you must give this recipe a try.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 2 tbsp (30ml) milk
  • 1 tbsp (15g) cream
  • 5 tbsp (75g) sugar
  • 2 oz (60g) 55-70% dark chocolate
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp (2g) salt
  • 1/4 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa powder , good quality
  • 3 tbsp (45ml) water
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • Butter and granulated sugar for coating the ramekins

Topping (optional)

  • 7 oz (200ml) whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp (7g) powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375° (190C). Butter the inside of your soufflé molds ( I used 31/2 Inch- 9 cm Ramekins). Dust the molds with granulated sugar, then pour out the excess.
  • Place milk and cream in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until it boils. Remove from heat, add chocolate. Let sit for 1 minute then stir until well combined and all of the chocolate has melted.
  • Add the cocoa powder and water, and whisk until very hot over bain marie (double boiler).
  • Remove from the heat and set aside to cool for few minutes.
  • Meanwhile whip the egg whites with salt until foamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Add egg yolks to chocolate mixture and whisk in to combine.
  • Using a rubber spatula gently mix one-third of the egg whites into chocolate mixture. Then fold the chocolate mixture into the remaining whites. Spoon batter into prepared molds.
  • Bake until the soufflé has risen to about 1 1/2 inch above the dish,  for about 13-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile whip the cream with powdered sugar if used for serving.
  • Remove from the oven and dust the top with powdered sugar and add a spoon of whipped cream. Serve immediately as the soufflé will begin to deflate after about 2 minutes.



Serving: 1gCalories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 21.8gProtein: 5.1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 87mgSugar: 18.4g
Calories: 151kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chocolate dessert, chocolate soufflé, cocoa powder chocolate souffle, flourless chocolate souffle, soufflé au chocolat

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  1. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) Author says:

    MMM! How decadent and chocolatey! I’ve been wanting to try to make chocolate souffle for so long, and I SO need to!

  2. Rosa Author says:

    Beautiful and ever so luscious.



  3. Nami | Just One Cookbook Author says:

    Your chocolate souffle looks amazing! Love souffles… it’s a lovely treat that I only makes on special occasions. I should try this soon!

  4. Selene Author says:

    Wowwwww is very fantastic !!!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      thank you.. hope you will try it out

  5. Erin Author says:

    going to try it out

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      sounds awesome.. hopw it turned great for you

  6. Daniela Author says:

    They look amazing! I think I will definitely try them!! Just one question… Witch type of cream do you use to make them?

  7. Monika Author says:

    Thank you so much for the recipe! And I am really glad you also included metric units 🙂

  8. Giulia Author says:

    Hi! They seem so tasty :3 today I will cook San Valentine’s dinner and I want these souffles to be the dessert. Can I prepare them right now (4 pm)? Or it’s better to prepare them closer to dinner time?

  9. Hello! They look so so tasty. 🙂 I wanted to ask, if I could prepare everything for the soufflé and put them later on into the over. Would that be okay?

    Thank you for your answer!

  10. Can steps 1-7 be done ahead of time and have it already to bake…and only bake it just before serving. If yes, should I refrigerate the ramekins and take out just before baking?

  11. Cynthia Author says:

    Hello! I know you said that your ramekins are 3.5 inches wide. How deep are they?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      they are about 1 1/2 inch (4cm) deep

  12. Khaula Author says:

    Looks like a great recipe. Can we make the batter in advance and bake it just before serving?

  13. Hey! I want to try this recipe, but i don’t understand whar is cream. Please tell me what kind of cream you use. Thanks! ???? Look amaizing!! ????

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Ana.

      I use 35% fat whipping cream .

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