Chocolate Orange Liqueur Souffle with Chocolate Sauce Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 85 MINUTES

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  • 6 tablespoons, plus 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 squares (1 oz) semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 3 squares (1 oz) bittersweet chocolate, melted. plus 1 square
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus 1/8 teaspoon
  • 5 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 7 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


Preheat oven to 350°F.


Coat the bottom and sides of a 2 1/2 quart souffle dish with 2 tablespoons butter, sprinkle bottom and sides evenly with 1/2 cup sugar. Tap out excess sugar; reserve sugar for later use.


In a medium saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Stir in flour and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to bubble. Add milk, 1-1 1/2 tablespoons orange liqueur, melted chocolates (reserving 1 unmelted square of bittersweet chocolate), and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool for 10 minutes. Whisk in beaten egg yolks and 1 teaspoon vanilla.


In a large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add reserved sugar, beating until stiff. Fold whites into chocolate mixture. Gently spoon mixture into prepared souffle dish. Place souffle dish in a baking pan. Fill pan with 1-inch warm water. Bake for 55 minutes. Serve immediately with Chocolate Sauce.


Chocolate Sauce:


Melt 1/4 cup butter and bittersweet chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler. Add cocoa,1/2 cup sugar, cream, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 - 1/2 tablespoons orange liqueur

Chocolate Orange Liqueur Souffle with Chocolate Sauce


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