Chocolate-Truffle Souffles
Source: Cooking Light magazine

Creme de cacao is a dark, chocolate-flavored liqueur. But any fruit, nut, or coffee-flavored liqueur will work. If you prefer to leave out the liqueur, replace it with an equal amount of chocolate syrup.

Cooking spray
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons creme de cacao (chocolate-flavored liqueur) or chocolate syrup
2 large egg yolks
4 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Coat 8 (6-ounce) ramekins with cooking spray; sprinkle with granulated sugar. Place on a baking sheet; set aside.

Combine the milk, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, cocoa, flour, and salt in a medium, heavy saucepan, and cook 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Remove from heat; add chocolate, stirring until melted. Stir in liqueur. Gradually add chocolate mixture to egg yolks in a bowl, stirring well. Return mixture to pan. Cook 1 minute over medium heat, stirring constantly. Spoon mixture into a large bowl; cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed of a mixer until foamy. Add 1/3 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently stir one-fourth of the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture; gently fold in remaining egg white mixture. Spoon the batter evenly into prepared ramekins. Bake at 375 degrees F for 23 minutes or until puffy and set. Sprinkle the souffles with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

Reprinted by permission of Cooking Light magazine. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts

Yield: 8 servings
Facts per Serving

Calories: 172   Fat: 4g   Carbohydrates: 30g  
Cholesterol: 56mg   Sodium: 120mg   Protein: 5g  
Fiber: 0g   % Cal. from Fat: 21%   % Cal. from Carbs: 70%  

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