Low-Fat Chocolate Souffle Cake Recipe

You may be a big-time dessert lover and found that eating traditional desserts made you BIG!  You don’t have to lose weight by forgoing desserts.  Living a healthy lifestyle is exactly that a lifestyle. You don’t have to give up desserts for the rest of your life. That’s no way to live. You simply change the way the desserts are made (lower fat, less sugar, more healthy nutrients) so you can still enjoy dessert when you feel like having dessert.

This delicious low-fat chocolate souffle recipe is a wonderfully decadent dessert, but with only 4% fat. You don’t need to save it for special occasions (although it’s certainly company-worthy).  It’s easy to make, so even if you’ve been scared to make a souffle before, no worries!  This is EASY and DELICIOUS!

Serve with fresh berries and non-fat whipped cream. You can make the whipped cream in an iSi Whipped Cream Maker (or another whipped cream maker) with skim milk, vanilla, and a packet of Splenda (or real sugar if you prefer).

Recipe Courtesy of:  Cooking Light Magazine

To serve four, use five teaspoons flour and double the remaining ingredients. Doubling the flour would make the base too heavy.


2 servings (serving size: 1 soufflé)


  • Cooking spray
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa (use the best quality you can get your hands on)
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350°.

Coat 2 (6-ounce) ramekins with cooking spray; sprinkle each with 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar.

Combine 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, flour, cocoa, and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 2 minutes, stirring until smooth. Spoon chocolate mixture into a medium bowl; cool 4 minutes. Stir in vanilla.

Place egg white in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Add remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form (do not overbeat). Gently stir 1/4 of egg white mixture into chocolate mixture; gently fold in remaining egg white mixture. Spoon mixture into prepared dishes. Sharply tap dishes 2 or 3 times to level. Place dishes on a baking sheet; bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until puffy and set. Sprinkle each soufflé with 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 152 (4% from fat)

Fat: 0.6g (sat 0.3g,mono 0.2g,poly 0.0g)
Protein:  3.5g
Carbohydrate: 35.3g
Fiber:  1.4g
Cholesterol: 0.31mg
Iron: 0.8mg
Sodium: 35mg
Calcium: 26mg

You don’t want to use store-bought whipped cream in a tub for this recipe. Store-bought whipped creams generally not good for you. In fact, a popular ‘whipped topping’ is made from water, hydrogenated vegetable oil, high fructose corny syrup, corn syrup, skim milk and a variety of questionable ingredients. If you must use a store-bought whipped cream, use one from a can.

It really doesn’t take that long to make homemade whipped cream. It tastes delicious and you know and can pronounce everything that is in it.

Here are some options for getting a whipped cream maker if you don’t have one.

Where to Buy
iSi 163001 Cream Profi Whip Professional Cream Whipper for All Cold Applications, 1 Pint, Stainless Steel/Black
UPGRADED All Metal Whipped Cream Dispenser by ZOEMO
ICO Brand 1 Pint All Stainless Steel Professional Whipped Cream Dispenser
Whipped Cream Dispenser Stainless Steel
YUMOLOGY All Stainless Steel Whipped Cream Dispenser


iSi 163001 Cream Profi Whip Professional Cream Whipper for All Cold Applications, 1 Pint, Stainless Steel/Black

This whipped cream maker from iSi North America is NSF-certified, made from high-quality stain less steel, and is dishwasher safe. It comes with a stainless steel thread, a charger holder, and cleaning brush as well as a decorator tip.

Upgraded All Metal Whipped Cream Dispenser by ZOEMO – Reinforced Leak-Free Cream Whipper w/Durable Metal Body & Head, 3 Stainless Steel Decorating Tips – 1 Pint Canister Cream Maker

Designed in France, the ZOEMO cream whipper is sturdy and durable. It comes with a bonus cuisine tool set and recipe ebook. It keeps contents fresh for up to 14 days in the refrigerator. It requires N20 charger to operate and they are not included. Comes in silver, red, blue, and black.

ICO Brand 1 Pint All Stainless Steel Professional Whipped Cream Dispenser

The Impeccable Culinary Objects (ICO) whipped cream dispenser is made of stainless steel. It comes with two stainless steel tips, a removable stainless steel piston, and silicone seal for easy cleaning. The unit is dishwasher safe. Comes in metallic, black, and orange.

Whipped Cream Dispenser Stainless Steel – Professional Whipped Cream Maker – Gourmet Cream Whipper – Large 500ml / 1 Pint Canister – 3 Decorating Nozzles, 4 Injector Tips, and 5 Colored Silicone Grips

This whipped cream maker by Otis Classic is fully constructed with 304/18-8 food grade stainless steel. It is built for the food service industry but can also be used at home. Can be used to make cream, mousse, or infuse cocktails.

Yumology All Stainless Steel Whipped Cream Dispenser | Gourmet Cream Maker | Whipping Station | 1 Pint (500ml | 3 Decorating Tips 2 Brushes | For Professional Chefs | Whit Recipes | Excl. N20 Chargers

All parts and accessories of the Yumology are made of 18/8 stainless steel. Included is the 1 pint whipping siphon, 3 stainless steel decorating tips (star, straight, and tulip), 2 food grade stainless steel brushes, a stainless steel N20 cartridge holder, recipe book, and velvet bag. It also comes with a full money back guarantee.