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Jacques Torres' Cake Mix Souffle

Cake Mix Souffle Jacques Torres
Easy Chocolate Souffle
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
6
cost
$
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Cake Mix Souffle Recipe: This impressive souffle uses one key shortcut: boxed cake mix!
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ingredients
  • Butter for greasing ramekins
  • 8 Egg Whites
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar (plus more for coating ramekins)
  • 6 tablespoons Boxed Chocolate Cake Mix 
  • 1-2 tablespoons Orange Liquor
  • 1-2 tablespoons Water
  • 24 Dark Chocolate Pistols (or dark chocolate chunks)
  • Ice Cream to serve
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  • 1
    Butter for greasing ramekins
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease ramekins generously with butter and coat with granulated sugar, tapping out excess. Place ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • 2
    8 Egg Whites
    1/4 cup Granulated Sugar (plus more for coating ramekins)
    1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
    In a large bowl, whip egg whites and sugar until whites are at soft peaks. Add the lemon juice and continue to whisk until medium-stiff peaks form.
  • 3
    6 tablespoons Boxed Chocolate Cake Mix 
    1-2 tablespoons Water
    1-2 tablespoons Orange Liquor
    In a small microwave-safe bowl stir together the cake mix and equal parts water and orange liquor until mix resembles cake batter. Microwave twice for 20 seconds intervals. Fold into the whipped egg whites until only a few streaks remain.
  • 4
    24 Dark Chocolate Pistols (or dark chocolate chunks)
    Ice Cream to serve
    Transfer mix to a piping bag. Evenly distribute between the prepared ramekins. Top each with 3 to 4 chocolate pistols. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes. Remove and serve warm with a small scoop of ice cream.

    Helpful Tips:
    1. The lemon is used as a substitute for cream of tartar, which stabilizes the recipe.
    2. Avoid over whipping the egg whites, which will make them separate.
 
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