chocolate souffle cake

April 6th, 2011


I actually made this in the dead of winter, one of those weekends when it felt like the snow would never let up and I needed something comforting, rich and totally decadent.  I’d just whipped these up for a friend’s birthday, but this time around, I wanted a lighter, fluffier texture and a classic chocolate flavor.

And this was incredible.  Frankly, you could probably guess that anything called a Chocolate Souffle Cake would be pretty delicious, but this was even better than I expected.  Somewhere between a cake and a souffle, this recipe mixed the best of both. 

chocolate souffle cake


3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 egg yolks
6 egg whites
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting


Heat oven to 300 degrees. Spray an 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray (or use a nonstick springform pan).  Melt chocolate and butter over simmering water in a double boiler, about 7 minutes, stirring frequently.  Set aside and allow to cool.

Whisk yolks with 2/3 cup sugar on a high speed, until they are pale yellow and form thick ribbons when the beater is raised.  Set aside.

In an electric mixer, whip egg whites with remaining 1/3 cup sugar until they form soft peaks, about 5 minutes.  While the egg whites are beating, add the chocolate to the yolk mixture.

Mix about 1/3 of the egg whites into chocolate mixture, stir to combine, then quickly fold in the remaining egg whites.  Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and place on a baking sheet.  Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, and and allow to cool in the pan. When the cake is completely cool, gently run a knife around the edges of the pan and release the spring.  Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve.

Tags: desserts · food

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 shasie // Apr 6, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Looks yummy!

  • 2 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries // Apr 6, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Oh my goodness… I just had lunch but now I’m having some extreme sweet cravings! One day you need to bake for me girl! 🙂

  • 3 Pearl (Crunch and Chew) // Apr 6, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Reminds me of your sea salt chocolate cakes! Can’t wait to make both of these.

  • 4 Melanie // Apr 6, 2011 at 10:48 am

    This sounds totally heavenly! I don’t know what I would do if I had to live without chocolate!?!

  • 5 Joanne // Apr 6, 2011 at 11:59 am

    What a fantastic alternative to the dense heavy chocolate cake that we all (admittedly) know and love but don’t really want all the time!

  • 6 Rosa Rassi // Apr 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    This cake looks delicious , I will bake it over the weekend.
    Thanks for keeping us, chocolaholics, happy!

  • 7 Marissa // Apr 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    This sounds SO easy and looks so yummy. I may just have to try it even though I’m not a big chocolate girl.


  • 8 lauren // Apr 6, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Yum! Can’t wait to try it! Chocolate souffle is my husbands favorite thing!

    xoxo Lauren

  • 9 Ria // Apr 6, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    This looks freckin amazing. Do want.

  • 10 elle marie // Apr 6, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    You have no idea how utterly divine that looks!  Souffle in a cake.. LOVE it.. boo to ramekins.

  • 11 Ana // Apr 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks for posting this. I’m no cook/baker. But luckily, I’m an eater.  And this looks so incredibly sinful, delicious, and pretty easy peasy. I’ll be trying to replicate it this weekend. And if at first I don’t succeed…:)

  • 12 Nicolette // Apr 7, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Ha! Swoon was the first word that came to my head when I saw the pic that I wanted to comment. You stole the words right out of my mouth. Been thinking about chocolate souffle the past few days! Yum!!

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