By Amy Sung, SpaFinder
Being the foodies that we are, we're sure that somewhere in the equation for love, chocolate must be one of the variables, right? So, for Valentine's Day, what better way to show your abounding affection than by whipping out a freshly baked chocolate cake right after you give your partner a DIY couple's massage?
While we know the mere utterance of the word soufflé can make even the best of home cooks run in the other direction, there are ways to get around the pitfalls inherent to this fluffy French dessert (no pun intended). The claim to fame for soufflé is typically in its ethereal, billowy texture and grandiose height, but this recipe from Lake Austin Spa Resort turns souffle's "vice into virtue" by making the collapsing part of the process a deliberate part of the recipe.
Decadent in flavor, rich in texture and low in fat, give this recipe a try for a Valentine's Day full of love and chocolate...and you won't have to feel an ounce of guilt.
Lake Austin Spa Resort: Collapsed Chocolate Souffle Cake (Serves 12)
⅔ cup baking cocoa
¼ cup flour
⅓ cup sugar
⅛ tsp salt
⅔ cup brewed hazelnut decaffeinated coffee
⅔ cup 1% milk
2 tbsp light butter
2 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 egg yolks
6 egg whites
¼ cup (or more) sugar