Simple Milk Chocolate Soufflé

Simple Chocolate Souffle

In just seven days, so many exciting things have happened! My sister-in-law moved to San Francisco to start graduate school, my husband finally returned from his week long business trip in Texas, and I taught myself to sew a few decorative pillows!

One of the most exciting things that has happened this week, though, is the opportunity I was given to contribute a guest post on one of my favorite blogs, More Than a Mount Full, by the talented and terrific Chef Dennis Littley. If you’re in the dark about Dennis, let me educate you: He is an executive chef who heads a culinary program at Mount St. Joseph’s Academy, a girls’ school in Pennsylvania. His blog is a culmination of his 35 years of cooking experience, and he tells magnificent stories with his photography and food. Not only is he supportive and attentive of his readers, but he is an invaluable source of culinary know-how for all home cooks, including myself.

My post on Dennis’s blog, featuring this scrumptious, simple milk chocolate soufflé (recipe included below), is now up and running at this link. I would love it if you could take a look and share your thoughts with me!

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3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 ounces (6 tablespoons) semisweet, bittersweet or milk chocolate
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons sugar
pinch salt
pinch cream of tartar


Heat oven to 375° F. Use 1 tablespoon of the butter to grease one 16-ounce or two 8-ounce ramekins. Coat the ramekins with the cocoa powder, tapping out the excess.

In a large bowl, over a pan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and remaining butter. Stir occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and add the vanilla. Whisk in the yolks one at a time until smooth. Set aside.
In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites with the sugar, salt, and cream of tartar until stiff, glossy peaks form. Gently fold the egg white mixture into the chocolate. Spoon into the ramekins, about 3/4 full. (The recipe can be made to this point up to 1 day ahead. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.)

Bake until puffed and set, 40 minutes for a 16-ounce soufflé, 15-20 minutes for two smaller ones. (If baked directly from the refrigerator, add 5 to 10 minutes.) Serve immediately.


Adapted from Real Simple


31 Responses to “Simple Milk Chocolate Soufflé”

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    Lynn — January 28, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    Lovely souffle’! Thought I would come check you out from Chef Dennis’ guest post!!! Great job! and Love your Bread pudding recipe from earlier. I have bookmarked it!

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    WizzyTheStick — January 28, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    Discovered your gorgeous blog from your guest post at More than a Mount Full. Just stopped by to say how much enjoyed your post there.

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    Lizzy — January 28, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    So nice to find you, Georgia! I’m definitely trying your delectable recipe! Thank you (and Dennis)!

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    Jenn — January 28, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    Great post, Georgia!! The souffle looks incredible! Better than I’ve seen in some restaurants.

    (p.s…stop by my site today.. my post is your sweet and sticky grilled chicken! It was amazing!)

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    Becky — January 28, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    Hi Georgia,
    I came over from your guest blog. A great post and great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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    warmvanillasugar — January 28, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    I’ve never had souffle! I must try this!

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    Chef Dennis — January 28, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    Hi Georgia
    what a great job with that amazing souffle!
    Thanks for such a wonderful guest post, it hit 99 on FB really quickly! It’s got top 9 written all over it!!
    Have a great weekend

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    Angie's Recipes — January 28, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    ChefD and his gals are definitely the stars in the food blogsphere! Your souffle looks to die for!

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    Rachel — January 28, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    I found your site from Chef Dennis. How beautiful! Your recipes and photos look simply amazing. – Rachel

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    Pam — January 28, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    I’ve never made a souffle… this looks absolutely beautiful and delicious Georgia.

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    Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen — January 28, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    These look GORGEOUS! Your pictures are beautiful and the recipe looks incredible. Thank you for sharing!

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    anniebakes — January 28, 2011 @ 8:15 pm

    Great post, so glad chef dennis introduced us :) new follower! anne

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    oneordinaryday — January 28, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

    What a beauty of a dessert. Kudos on the guest post. Dennis’s blog is a great one.

    I want to say thanks to you for the support and well wishes for my sister and her family. It’s meant a lot to them.

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    Debbie — January 28, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    Just like Dennis said, this will definitely be a Top 9! Great guest post and I love the pics!

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    mangiabella — January 29, 2011 @ 5:38 am

    of course Chef D sent me over here, so glad he did! your photos are magnificent, and I am cheering you on for a Top 9!!!

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    Medeja — January 29, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    Looks so good.. :) Can only imagine how good it tastes

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    Kate @ — January 29, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    I’m in love with this souffle – it looks fantastic!

    Congrats on Top 9!

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    Cristina — January 29, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    Georgia: These are mini-chocolate decadence. I like that the recipe yields for two. They look too perfect and pretty to cut into, but I would anyways. :) Beautifully done!

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    wendyweekendgourmet — January 29, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    What a great recipe…simple ingredients and ooey-gooey chocolate!! I love recipes that let me use my ramekins, too!!!

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    Monet — January 29, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

    Isn’t Chef Dennis great? I’m so glad that you were able to do a guest post for him. Two of my favorite bloggers in one place! I’ve never made souffle’s before, so I’m glad I get to drool over yours! Thank you for sharing, sweet woman!

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    something_good — January 29, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    Congrats on the guest post and on Top 9! Being quite new on Foodbuzz, I find Chef Dennis a source of inspiration and enlightenment, sometimes more valuable in introducing people and new blogs than Foodbuzz :)).

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    thecompletecookbook — January 30, 2011 @ 8:58 am

    I was thrilled to see you on Chef Dennis’s blog. Congratulations!
    :-) Mandy

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    The Enchanted Cook — January 30, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    How wonderful to guest post with Chef Dennis! I just adore him! Your souffles look Heavenly and I cannot wait to try them! I just made David Lebovitz’s Goat Cheese Souffles and they turned out divine. Chocolate is next on my list thanks to you!

  24. #
    Elina (Healthy and Sane) — January 30, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

    I feel like a good souffle is tricky but this sounds really delicious and actually quite easy :)

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    Renata — January 30, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

    Just came from Chef Dennis’ blog. I love your post. This souffle looks so delicious and simple to make, and I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a sweet souffle for forever! Thanks for sharing! following you now, don’t want to miss any of your delicious posts!

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    baking.serendipity — January 31, 2011 @ 3:50 am

    Sounds like an awesome and exciting week! I hope this upcoming week is equally fantastic :) Loved your post on Chef Dennis’ blog and these chocolate souffles!

  27. #
    Jen — January 31, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    Oh… my… gosh! So… Yummy!!!

    Happy Monday Darling! xo

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    Sarah-Jane - — January 31, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

    I’d never eaten or made souffle until now. Saw your post on MTMF and thought I’d come on over (and also have a go !)

    Made them tonight and very tasty – though nowhere as pretty as yours. Far more rustic … I’ll post the photos on shortly :-)

    Congrats on Foodbuzz 1#

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    Stephanie @ Per l'Amore del Cibo — February 1, 2011 @ 1:43 am

    Great job on the guest post, Georgia! These souffles look just delicious!

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    Jessica @ bake me away! — February 5, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

    Congrats! These are so pretty. :)

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    Michelle Benoit (Chocolate Central) — May 30, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    I always order chocolate soufflé for dessert when it is offered in a restaurant (which is pretty rare) so I think I’ll just make my own. I like the idea of a milk chocolate one like you have. I’ve been eating so much dark chocolate lately until a friend gave me some milk chocolate with hazelnuts, made in Sweden, and realized I really like good milk chocolate too. Thanks for the recipe.

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