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Recipe: l’Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo’s famous Chocolate Soufflé, from Le Grill restaurant

A show-stopping dessert from the most glamorous hotel of them all; l’Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo’s world-famous chocolate soufflé.

The perfect sweet treat to nibble on as you star spot and gaze at the panoramic views of Monaco from the hotel’s iconic ‘Le Grill’ restaurant, this world-renowned soufflé is beloved by the international jet-set, celebrities and world figures alike, and now you, from the comfort of your very own home kitchen!

Serves 4


For the pastry cream:

5 egg yolks

50cl whole milk

100g caster sugar

65g all-purpose flour

For the soufflé mix:

400g egg whites (1 egg white = 30 g)

200g caster sugar

20g butter

85g cocoa powder

400g pastry cream

10g icing sugar & cocoa powder, to dust on top


First, prepare the pastry cream:

  • Bring the whole milk to boil in a pan.

  • Mix the egg yolks, caster sugar and the flour in a separate pan, then pour the boiling milk into this mixture and place it over a low heat.

Then, create the soufflé

  • Whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. At the last moment, add caster sugar to strengthen the egg whites.

  • Carefully incorporate the cocoa powder, and then the egg whites, into the pastry cream.

  • Butter and sugar two soufflé moulds.

  • Pour the mixture into cake moulds and bake for 13 minutes at 200°C.

  • As soon as you remove the soufflés from the oven, sprinkle with icing sugar and cocoa powder and serve. Enjoy!


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