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Chocolate Almond Soufflés with Amaretto Glaze

These Chocolate Almond Soufflés with Amaretto Glaze are quite the impressive dessert. The intensity of the dark chocolate and sweet almond flavor combine to create a deliciously rich dessert.

Chocolate Almond Souffles with Amaretto Glaze

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“My Mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.'” – Forrest Gump.

Forrest’s mama couldn’t be more right. Life is like box of chocolates. It’s unpredictable, fickle, and full of undesirable responsibilities. So, yes, life is a lot like a box of chocolates.

I may not have complete control over every aspect of my life, but I refuse to guessing games where my dessert is concerned. It’s not fun thinking you’re going to get a creamy salted caramel center and end up biting into a mush of unquestionable green goop. Not cool, chocolate, not cool.

Chocolate Almond Souffles with Amaretto Glaze

I have nothing agains surprises. A surprise birthday party–you shouldn’t have, but I love it. Surprise, you won the lottery! Peace out, peeps, I’m moving to Bermuda. I do not like surprise-inside chocolates, because when push comes to shove, the chances of choosing something yummy are slim to none.

I like to know, for a fact, without a doubt, what it is I’m eating. Jennie doesn’t like food surprises. Got it?

You know what’s in this Chocolate Almond Souffle with Amaretto Glaze? Chocolate, almond extract, and amaretto liqueur. Imagine that.

Chocolate Almond Souffles with Amaretto Glaze

Chocolate Almond Souffles with Amaretto Glaze

These delicately puffed chocolate soufflés are spiked with amaretto liqueur and Nielsen Massey Pure Almond Extract. The combination of almond extract and amaretto liqueur give the soufflés a burst of sweet almond flavor that pairs perfectly with the intensely rich dark chocolate.

Surprisingly, souffles are extremely easy to make. The only technique required to make a successful souffle is folding. As long as you fold the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture, you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeously puffed dessert that looks impressive.

Since they don’t require the addition of flour, they’re the perfect gluten-free dessert.

Chocolate Almond Souffles with Amaretto Glaze

Each soufflé is topped with a sweet and creamy amaretto vanilla bean glaze.

Chocolate Almond Souffle

This delicately puffed chocolate dessert is infused with almond and drizzled with an amaretto glaze.

Yield: 3 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

Souffle

  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 1/3 cup whole milk, at room-temperature
  • 4 large eggs, separated and at room-temperature
  • 2 large egg whites, at room-temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (such as Nielsen Massey)
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur
  • Butter for greasing

Amaretto Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (such as Neilsen Massey)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter three 2-cup souffle molds with a thick coating of unsalted butter. Sprinkle each mold with a tablespoon of granulated sugar and tap out the excess.
  2. Add the chocolate and sugar to a heatproof bowl that has been placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Heat, stirring often, until the chocolate is melted (the mixture will be grainy even after the chocolate is melted). Take the bowl off the heat and whisk in the milk until smooth. Allow the mixture to cool for about 5 minutes. Whisk in the egg yolks one at a time, and then whisk in the almond extract and amaretto liqueur.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, whip the egg whites until they hold firm peaks. Stir a quarter of the whites into the chocolate. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the remaining egg whites until just combined.
  4. Transfer the batter into the prepared souffle molds, filling each mold 3/4 of the way full. Place the molds on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the souffle is puffed and a thin knife or thin kabob stick (my preferred method) inserted at an angle into the center comes out mostly clean.
  5. Drizzle each souffle with a generous spoonful of the glaze. Serve immediately.
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14 Responses to “Chocolate Almond Soufflés with Amaretto Glaze”

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    Liz — February 8, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Thes almond and Amaretto sold me on these decadent beauties! Perfect for Valentine’s Day, but I want them now :)

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — February 8, 2016 at 8:53 am

    These would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! Gorgeous photos!

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    sue|theviewfromgreatisland — February 8, 2016 at 9:21 am

    OMG are you kidding me? You had me at amaretto and almond extract — I am addicted to almond, AND Masseys :)

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    Laura Dembowski — February 8, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Such beautiful souffles, Jennie! Life is definitely like a box of chocolates. I hope I get more like this souffle :)

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    Medha @ Whisk & Shout — February 8, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    These souffles look amazing- especially love the amaretto :)

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — February 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I’m with you-I hate biting into a chocolate and getting something weird that I did not want!

    These souffles would never disappoint me like that! They look so gorgeous and decadent!

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    Deborah — February 9, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Almond extract is one of my very favorites.  These are gorgeous!!

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — February 9, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I love that you used almond. Such a great combo with chocolate and I LOVE souffles.

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    tanya — February 12, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I know what you mean, I’m not a fan of guessing what’s in my dessert either.  These souffles are something special!  Amaretto is so delicious, I can just imagine how wonderful these taste!

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    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — February 13, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    See, people think I’m crazy when I tell them I don’t like chocolateS. I like chocolate itself. I don’t like chocolates, as in, a box of chocolates. I HATE the surprise. I’m so glad you get me.

    Can you believe I’ve never made a souffle? It’s on my kitchen bucket list! I’ll bookmark this for when I get to it :)

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    Susan — February 15, 2016 at 10:10 am

    These souffles are just perfect! I love the combination you have going on with the chocolate, almond and vanilla.  Since I see you have two there, clearly one is meant for me. :-) 

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    Carla — February 15, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    I hear you on food surprises! I got a box of chocolate for Valentine’s Day, but there was no list as to what each item was. I hate those hard caramel centers and guess what? Half of them were hard caramel centers. Sigh. Now pass me one of those souffles!

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    Courtney @ NeighborFood — February 18, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Souffles are such impressive desserts, and something about their light airiness makes me feel like they’re diet food too. :) You’ll let me keep believing that won’t you? Cause I need this souffle like whoa.

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — March 8, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    I’m not a fan of surprises at all but I LOVE the ingredients in this – I can’t believe they’re so simple! It looks totally decadent. 

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