Mocha Spice Souffle with Chocolate and Chili

Spiciness and chocolate may be trendy, but the Mexican cuisine has embraced it in the form of Mole sauce for a long time, and xocolatl ("Bitter Water") goes all the way back to the Aztec empire!

In the spirit of "everything old is new again," Healthy Helpings TV's host Michelle Koen brings a dessert that packs a subtle, delicate tingle behind a fluffy cloud of chocolate decadence.


Cocoa powder 3 1⁄2 Tablespoon (unsweetened)
Instant coffee 3 Teaspoon
Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
Chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Egg white 3 Medium
Cream of tartar 1 Pinch
Caster sugar 3 1⁄2 Tablespoon
Sugar substitute 2 Teaspoon (garnish)
Icing sugar 2 Teaspoon (or as required for garnishing)



1) Preheat the oven to 370°F.

2) Dust two 1 cup, ramekins with castor sugar and set aside.


3) In a small saucepan combine the coffee, cocoa, cinnamon and chili with water.

4) Bring to a simmer, stirring for 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.

5) In a clean, dry bowl beat the egg whites to soft peaks.

6) Add in the cream of tartar and gradually beat in the sugar and sugar substitute until stiff peaks form.

7) Gently fold in the chocolate mixture and spoon into the 2 ramekins.

8) Place the ramekins on a baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until the souffles have risen.


9) Dust the souffle with icing sugar and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 2