Tested till perfect Chocolate Souffle Cakes with Sherry Cream
Chocolate Souffle Cakes
Photography by Matthew Kimura

Chocolate Souffle Cakes with Sherry Cream

Treat Mom to chocolate with this easy dessert. These cakes rise while baking but fall when cooling, creating a soft silky interior. The best part is that you can make them ahead to reheat and puff in the microwave before serving.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2008

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  • Portion size 8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupwhipping cream
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspicing sugar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspcream sherry or vanilla

Cakes:

  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupunsalted butter
  • 8 oz 8ozgood-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 3eggeggs
  • 1 cup 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 3 3egg whiteegg whites
  • icing sugar, (optional)
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Preparation

Cake: Brush eight 3/4-cup (175 mL) custard cups with 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the butter; set aside.

In bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with remaining 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter; let cool slightly.

In separate bowl, beat whole eggs with half of the sugar just until pale; whisk in chocolate mixture and vanilla.

In another bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; gradually beat in remaining sugar, 2 tbsp (25 mL) at a time, until stiff glossy peaks form. Fold one-quarter into chocolate mixture; fold in remaining whites.

Spoon into prepared cups. Bake on baking sheet in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven for 25 to 28 minutes or until top is puffed and cracked and centre is still moist. Let cool on rack. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. To reheat, microwave, 4 at a time, on high for 90 seconds or until puffed.) Dust with icing sugar (if using).

In bowl, whip cream with sugar and sherry. Serve with cakes.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 460 pro 6g total fat 31g sat. fat 18g
carb 41g fibre 3g chol 123mg sodium 50mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 11 vit A 20 folate 5
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