I recently got new ramenkins just so I could start making souffles again. It has been a couple of years since I have made these and my family has been asking me to make them again.

Reason I have not been baking as much was because I left the majority of my baking equipment in Georgia. My husband relocated to Washington leaving by plane first while I stayed behind with the kids. And since I was the one to have to drive in bad weather due to it being winter I just took the bare minimum. Loaded up one tv, clothes, blankets, bathroom stuff, some of the kids toys and emergency supplies in case we got stuck in the snow somewhere. Was too afraid to drive in scary weather conditions while pulling a trailer with 7 kids and two dog (I ordered something you put on top of the car and packed stuff in it). In other words my favorite Kitchen aid, baking pans, ramekins ect… had to stay.

Like I said got new ramekins on amazon.com that were only $15 for 6 oz set of 6. Now I was going to make the souffle by myself but my 9 year old immediately put on one of my aprons and said he IS going to help. I really need to find him an apron his size. But he does look really adorable in my apron.

I found many different ways to make a chocolate souffle and kind of put them all together. I wish I could find the one I have used in the past.


Brush with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Make sure its is evenly coated. He loved this part.

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3/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips and 9 oz of butter in a microwavable bowl. We just hit the 30 second button, let sit for a minute then mixed until smooth.

Separated three egg yolks. I had to help with this in order to show him.


Added one egg yolk at a time to the chocolate along with a pinch of salt and 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Mixed til all incorporated.
Leave alone while you do the next step.


Got 6 egg whites um looks more like yellow. With the hand mixer and beat til it got a little foamy. Then…..


added 1 1/2 teaspoons of cream of tartar. Mixed until opaque. He started the mixing part but poor kid said his hand was too tired so I had to take over for a bit. I do need to get my kitchen aid. My birthday is in a couple of months( ugh), better start hinting to my husband now.

He slowly added about a cup of sugar while I continued to mix.

Mix until you get peaks just like this. And notice the wonderful gloss as well? I still had to do the mixing he isn’t a fan of the hand mixer.

Put about 1/3 of the meringue into the chocolate mixture. Mix and then fold the rest of the meringue into the chocolate. Make sure that you are folding and not mixing. Make sure that you no longer see white and DO NOT OVER MIX. My son already knows that you never over mix so he did great. Mixed perfectly! Its actually funny because when we go to mix he will always say ” Remember mommie don’t forget you are not suppose to over mix” I love this kid. Love all of course.


I forgot to mention that the over needs to be preheated to 400. Then filled the ramekins with the mixture. Not all the way up just where you see the line. Make sure the edges are clean and pop it in the over for 13/15 minutes. Do not open the oven to check use the oven light. My little love sat in front of the stove watching them bake.

While they were baking we hurried and got one cup of heavy whipping cream, 1 tablespoon vanilla, one tablespoon of powder sugar, then 1/4 cup bourbon. Mixed this til it was think yet able to pour.


I removed them from the over while he sprinkled the tops with powder sugar. He had way too much fun with this part.

I carefully plated the souffles and on my husband plate we gave him the whipped cream mixture. Make a little hole with the spoon and pour in the middle.


This made 6 souffles. I shared with my son who was so very proud of himself for making this very delicious dessert. He made sure his brothers knew that he was the one who made it and how mommie only did the mixing with the hand mixer.

Its funny he says he wants to be a fireman when he grows up yet has been very interested in learning how to bake desserts. This is also the only dessert that my 20 year old will eat. I do not know where he came from and how he can possible be mine because he really does not eat desserts… No chocolate and very little ice cream. Switched at birth I assume.

Next we are going to try to make white chocolate souffle. My little helper absolutely loves anything white chocolate.


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  1. Wow they look amazing! My 8.5yo likes helping in the kitchen too, when the mood takes him.

    Moving is so disturbing isn’t it. We moved here almost 5 yrs ago when small boy was 3 weeks old and my mother in law unpacked. It took lockdown for me to rearrange my kitchen how I wanted it.

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    • Yes I hate moving but we had to settle for the first place and I want to move to a more calmer peaceful place in Washington. I am also have cleaning issues and what I mean is I literally can not sleep if there is a speck of dust. So unpacking and organizing was done two seconds after we moved. I love that he wants to help. I am amazed on how well he can give me ideas. I am very proud of how well he is doing in the kitchen.

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      • I’m discovering a new, more relaxed attitude to cleaning since lockdown. When I went back to work full time after large boy was born we decided to have a cleaning lady. Wow do I miss her! But also, wow how much do I hate cleaning and can put up with mess in preference.
        I think souffles are an ambitious starting point, I’ve never made them. Tell him congratulations on such success!

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