Chocolate souffle

We dont do souffles very often here. Heres our effort to add another simple recipe of chocolate souffle to our very restricted repertoire.


  • 1T or 12 gms Butter
  • 2T  12 gms APF
  • 1/4Cor 60 ml milk
  • 40 gms Castor sugar
  • 1 ½ Egg yolk
  • 1 ½ Egg white
  • 30 gms unsweetened chocolate or 2T cocoa
  • 30 ml milk



  • Set oven at 180 deg.C
  • Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in maida and cook for 1-2 mins.
  • Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly and bring to a boil. Cool for 2-3 mins till thick. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the unsweetened chocolate or cocoa mixed with 30 ml milk. Add this to the maida-milk mixture.
  • Allow this mixture to cool slightly and beat in the egg yolk.
  • Whisk the egg white separately till stiff. Fold the egg white into the cocoa-egg yolk mixture gently.
  • Spoon into a oven proof dish and bake at 180 deg.C for 20 mins.
  • Serve immediately as the soufflé sinks when removed from the oven.


Source: Basic food preparation

Notes: Just like the last souffle, this too is a hot souffle that sinks really fast once its out of the oven. Other than that there isnt anything I have against this simple to make, no frills  souffle. I dont know if there is a way to keep the souffle from collapsing, besides serving it straight out of the oven! I used to think I do something wrong that makes my souffles sink but whatever little literature I have read on it (including referring to good old wikipedia), tells me all souffles sink a few minutes after they leave the oven. .. even if you do everything right. So it isnt me afterall!! If you have a pretty ramekin to bake and serve in, use it. I dont, so I spooned it out of the vessel and served it on a plate.

This recipe serves 1-2. Double or triple up as per your requirements.


9 thoughts on “Chocolate souffle

  1. hey mandira
    Now now this is a sinful temptation …..anything with chocolate is just so iresistable :)Thanks for the recipe….the foot notes are really of great help…u look the minutest details of a preparation dear….hats off 🙂

  2. @parita-no we dont..thats why we try and make them at home!

    @suparna-sinful but the calories arent too many! so u can indulge-guiltfree!!

    @srivalli-i am tempted to say “not the ones we make at home!” but no, thats not the answer.. i am no expert on this subject, but i think u are confusing it with mousse.. thats the creamy, jelly like desert(that sometimes uses gelatin) that we find more easily in india than the souffle.

  3. homecooked

    Hmmm…who cares if it sinks when its chocolate 😉 But it looks pretty enough to me. Was this pic taken as soon as you removed from the vessel?

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