So this is the chocolate soufflé recipe you’ve all been waiting for, but it’s a bit more like a flourless chocolate cake than a soufflé. It doesn’t give a whole lot of height like a traditional soufflé would, primarily because the ratio of egg whites to the volume of the chocolate base is low.
But alas, what comes up must come down, and most towering soufflés do indeed collapse by the time you set them in front of your guests — which is why I like these less fancy little things. They’re denser and more chocolate-y and if you take them out at just the right moment, they’re a little gooey in the middle in the best possible way. They don’t rise as tall, but I think you’ll love them anyway.