Hidden Treasure Chocolate Souffles

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 17 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 2


Want to treat that special someone this Valentine's Day? Tempt them with this tantalizing recipe for Hidden Treasure Chocolate Soufflés - a surprisingly simple-to-make delicacy that is sure to please.

Savor the intense flavor of the rich chocolate with a creamy caramel secret hidden in the center. It's a sweet treasure that will fill both of your hearts with love.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 bite-size caramel-filled chocolates
  • Powdered sugar (optional)


PREHEAT oven to 400° F. Spray two 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups with nonstick cooking spray; coat lightly with granulated sugar.

MICROWAVE morsels, butter and cocoa in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Stir in egg yolk and vanilla extract.

BEAT egg white in small mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 2 tablespoons granulated sugar until stiff peaks form. Stir one-fourth of egg white mixture into chocolate mixture to lighten. Fold in remaining egg white mixture gently but thoroughly. Spoon into prepared ramekins, filling about 3/4 full. Drop 1 bite-size chocolate into center of each soufflé; press in slightly. Place soufflés on baking sheet.

BAKE on center oven rack for 16 to 20 minutes or until puffed and center still moves slightly. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

Really Good Dessert Souffle!

by P. Pamela , Conyers, GA on Mar. 2012

Made this for my hubby for Valentines Day. This was my first time to make a dessert souffle. Boy am I glad I did! YUMMY! Very quick and easy. I think this just might be something I'll have to make at least once a month.

yummy dessert

by D. Doneva , Richfield, Ohio on Mar. 2012

ity looks good and looks easy to make, we're going to try it!!!


by B. BETTY , SAULT STE MARIE, ON on Mar. 2012

Definitely going to make this tomorrow, as I have all the ingredients on hand. My mouth is watering already.

Fun Dessert For 2

by R. Rosie , Minnesota on Mar. 2012

Tasted great, looked good coming out of the oven but it fell immediately - perhaps my ramikens were too large


by R. Regina , Connecticut on Feb. 2012

Fantastic and so easy, my kind of treat.

Hidden Treasure Chocolate Souffles

by B. Brandy , on Apr. 2009

Kids went wild over these

Death by chocolate

by K. KATHY , South Daytona, FL on Apr. 2009

This is a perfect dessert for that chocolte lover in your family.

hidden treasure chocolate souffles

by p. patricia , LUFKIN, TX on Jan. 2008

i make this for my family. they eat it up and they love the hidden treasure of more chocolate. they told me next time i make to buy same more custart cup. soi think they love it.

Can't have enough chocolate.

by D. David , COLORADO SPRINGS, CO on Jan. 2008

I printed out this recipe last year, and finally got around to making it for New Year's. When you see "souffle," you automatically think it's a difficult recipe. Of course, when I saw the "Easy" rating, I was a bit surprised. It is indeed a very easy, straightforward recipe. Needless to say, it's a chocolate lover's delight, and there's plenty of that in this household. I might say it may become a dessert favorite here. Next time, it'll be a chocolate ganache to top this souffle.

A Real Treasure

by A. Amy , WilkesBarre, PA on Mar. 2007

I made these tantalizing treats for my fiancee and myself. Neither of use are into chocolate that much, but there won us over. Perfect flavor, not to much. I added a caramel candy to the center of his and some morsels to mind, works equally well. This is definitely a keep. I give this rcp ten stars!!