Recipe summary

Hands-on time:
15 mins. to 20 mins.
Baking time:
20 mins. to 20 mins.
Total time:
35 mins. to 40 mins.
Yield:
6 individual soufflés
A wonderful balance of bittersweet chocolate and cinnamon make this light, sweet dessert cloud the perfect happy (gluten-free) ending.
Volume Ounces Grams

  • granulated sugar for coating ramekins
  • 1 heaping cup Belcolade bittersweet disks
  • 4 tablespoons butter (plus extra for brushing ramekins)
  • 2 teaspoons chocolate extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 large eggs, separated
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee, cooled to lukewarm
  • ½ cup Baker's Special Sugar, superfine sugar, or granulated sugar
  • pinch of cream of tartar
  • confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Directions

  1. 1) Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. 2) Brush six 6-ounce ramekins with butter, coat with granulated sugar, and set aside.
  3. 3) Melt the chocolate disks and butter over low heat.
  4. 4) Add the chocolate extract and whisk in the cinnamon. Set aside.
  5. 5) Separate the eggs, placing 3 yolks (1 1/2 ounces) in your mixing bowl; save the remaining yolks for another use (see tips, below). Set the whites aside; you'll use them later.
  6. 6) Add the coffee to the yolks and beat until frothy.
  7. 7) Add 2 tablespoons sugar from the ½ cup, and beat on high speed until the mixture lightens in color and thickens (about 5 minutes).
  8. 8) Fold the beaten yolks into the chocolate mixture until blended.
  9. 9) In a clean bowl, beat the whites with a pinch of cream of tartar until frothy. Slowly add the remainder of the sugar while continuing to beat. Beat on high speed until the whites reach a firm, but not fully stiff peak.
  10. 10) Fold 1/3 of the whites into the chocolate mixture. Fold the remaining 2/3 in gently, turning your bowl with each stroke and taking care not to deflate the eggs. A few colored streaks may remain in the final mixture.
  11. 11) Fill each ramekin almost full, stopping about ¼" to ½" from the top, and cleaning any spilled batter from the edges to ensure a good rise.
  12. 12) Bake the soufflés for 20 minutes. They'll still be slightly wobbly in the center when done.
  13. 13) Remove from the oven, dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve immediately.
  14. Yield: 6 individual soufflés.

Tips from our bakers

  • If you're extremely sensitive to gluten, be sure to use only ingredients packaged in a gluten-free facility. Our Belcolade disks and Baker's Special sugar are gluten-free, but are NOT packaged in a gluten-free facility.
  • What to do with the leftover egg yolks? Make our Extra-Rich Creme Caramel.