5-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Soufflé

A decadent chocolate dessert with only five ingredients that takes less than 20 minutes to make? Yup, I’ve discovered a miracle in the form of this dark chocolate soufflé. With so few ingredients, it’s important to make each one a star. Choose high-quality dark chocolate and butter for a rich and delicious result. This soufflé also happens to be dairy-free, if you’re into that! Top it off with a scoop of ice cream and pair it with a Port wine.

An Easy Chocolate Dessert Anyone Can Make

I rarely bake – I’m much more of a “cook” and enjoy the flexibility and creativity that comes with cooking. The exact science that is baking doesn’t speak to me quite as much, so when I bake I like to keep it super simple. If you’re like me or if baking usually intimidates you, don’t worry – you need not shy away from this dark chocolate soufflé recipe! It takes just a few minutes to make the batter and less than 10 minutes to bake. This recipe also doesn’t require any fancy ingredients or equipment – a huge plus for me when it comes to baking. No mixing stands, no special bakeware (any small oven-safe dish or single-serving muffin tin works!), and no quirky ingredients.

dark chocolate soufflé

A lot can go wrong in a lot of baking recipes, but it’s pretty hard to mess this one up. If you under-bake this batter, you’ll simply end up with something more like a chocolate lava cake – not a bad result at all! The only risk is in over-baking, but that is typical for any dessert. This batter is super moist but too much baking will eventually leave you with a dry sort of cake rather than a fluffy soufflé.

Port Wine Is A Dark Chocolate Soufflé’s Best Friend

One of my favorite dessert and wine pairings is chocolate and Port. My fallback Port is actually the Evenus Port Dessert Wine from Trader Joe’s that sells for about $9.99. If you want to explore other chocolate and wine pairing options, check out some more ideas here. Whether you’ve had a long day at work during the week and need a decadent chocolate dessert to be your savior or want to impress a date with a little home-cooking, this dark chocolate soufflé paired with a glass of Port is sure to satisfy.

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dark chocolate soufflé

5-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Soufflé

  • Author: Sydney
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: French
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

A five-ingredient dark chocolate soufflé for an easy weeknight dessert after a long day or to impress a date with minimal effort. Rich, decadent, and luxurious, this soufflé yields the best results with high-quality butter and dark chocolate.


Ingredients

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  • 2 ounces dark chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • Optional: ice cream, berries, and/or mint for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 400°F.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter together in a double-boiler.  You can simply fill a pot of water with about 1 inch of water and place a glass mixing bowl on top (so when you heat the water, the steam warms the bottom of the glass bowl but the water itself is not touching the bowl). Heat the water over medium-high heat.
  3. While the chocolate and butter melt, whisk together the egg, egg yolk, and sugar for 1 minute straight.  This constant whisking will create an airy texture in the soufflé.
  4. Slowly combine the melted butter and chocolate with the egg and sugar mixture while whisking them together.  
  5. Add flour and mix to combine.
  6. Lightly butter the inside of a ramekin. This recipe makes enough for 1-2 servings, so you could put it all in one or in two depending on the size of your ramekins (or whatever baking dish you’re using). 
  7. Pour batter into a ramekin.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes.  
  9. Top with ice cream, fresh berries, mint, or anything else you enjoy and serve with Port wine.
  10. Serve immediately!

Notes

  • The great thing about this recipe is that if it’s slightly undercooked, it resembles a chocolate lava cake so it’s very hard to mess this up.
  • Baking times will vary depending on your oven and the depth of the ramekin you’ve chosen so don’t be afraid to experiment – maybe you’ll like a more melted center, so test it out at different baking times!

Keywords: dark chocolate souffle, souffle, chocolate dessert, five ingredient recipe, easy baking, fast and easy dessert, dark chocolate, weeknight recipe, cooking for one

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