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Chocolate Cayenne Souffles

This rich, chocolaty souffle has a surprise ending...a little kick of heat from the cayenne pepper. It's very yummy. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 2 teaspoons plus 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Dash salt
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Separate egg; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Coat two 6-oz. ramekins with 1 teaspoon butter and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar. Place ramekins on a baking sheet; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt remaining butter.
  • Stir in 2 tablespoons sugar and the flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or until thickened. Whisk in the chocolate, cayenne and salt until chocolate is melted. Transfer to a small bowl.
  • Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolk; return all to the bowl, stirring constantly. Cool slightly.
  • In another bowl, with clean beaters, beat egg white on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar on high until stiff peaks form.
  • With a spatula, stir a fourth of the egg white into chocolate mixture until no white streaks remain. Fold in remaining egg white until combined. Transfer to prepared ramekins.
  • Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until the tops are puffed and centers appear set. Serve immediately. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 384 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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