5-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Soufflés

5-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Soufflés
Staff Writer
5-Ingredient Soufflé

Five ingredients, 15 minutes, and just 160 calories — wow! The first time through may take a few extra minutes, but after making these once you will be amazed at how fast these impressive soufflés come together. To serve, dust with cocoa or powdered sugar, adorn with fresh raspberries, or add a dollop of light whipped topping. 

Notes

Note: You can substitute 3 tablespoons brewed coffee for the 1/4 teaspoon of instant coffee and water. You can also add 1/2 teaspoon of almond, vanilla, or orange extract, if desired. For a more intense chocolate flavor, use bittersweet chocolate.

Ingredients

  • large eggs
  • 1/2  Cup  semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  instant coffee
  • 1  Tablespoon  cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-processed
  • 2  Tablespoons  granulated sugar
  • Additional cocoa powder or powdered sugar (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray five 6-ounce ramekins with baking spray and place on a sheet pan.

Separate the eggs, placing all the egg whites in one large bowl and two yolks in a small bowl (reserve remaining two yolks for another use).

Place the chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until chips are partially melted and appear shiny. Remove and stir. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons warm water, instant coffee, and cocoa powder. Whisk in the two egg yolks. Add the melted chocolate and whisk until smooth.

With an electric mixer on high speed, beat the egg whites until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and beat to stiff, but not dry, peaks. Gently fold half the chocolate mixture into the egg whites, taking care to not deflate the egg whites. Repeat with the remaining chocolate mixture.

Fill ramekins and place the pan in oven on center rack. Bake for 9-11 minutes or just until firm to the touch. Dust with cocoa powder or powdered sugar, if desired. Serve immediately. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
51%
Sugar
53g
59%
Saturated Fat
17g
71%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
95g
73%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
34mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
14g
56%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
12mg
2%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
23mg
2%
Water
3g
0%

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.