Giada De Laurentiis' Pumpkin Souffle Is Halloween On A Plate

When you think of sweet treats this time of year, the first thing you think of is likely Halloween candy (after all, trick or treating is basically the defining pastime of the October 31st holiday). But if you're throwing a Fright Night party or just want to get in the spooky spirit, you can also find plenty of Halloween-themed recipes online. Search "Halloween desserts" or "Halloween party food" on Pinterest and you'll find everything from monster macaroni and cheese to sweet potato Jack o' lanterns. Even celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis has a few frightfully festive recipes up her sleeve, including a pumpkin soufflé that she recently shared on Instagram.

In case you didn't know, a soufflé is French and refers to a dish made in the oven with egg whites over a delicious baked base (via MasterClass). The recipe includes a seasonal twist with fall flavors and a Halloween decoration on top. Here's what makes De Laurentiis' pumpkin soufflé so unique, and how you can make it yourself.

People love the festive dessert

On Instagram, Giada De Laurentiis' blog Giadzy shared a mouthwatering photo of her pumpkin soufflé, which features a spiderweb design on top (along with a dollop of whipped cream for added flavor and texture!). "It's so incredibly fluffy and light-as-a-cloud, but it brings on big pumpkin flavor and the texture is simply luxurious," she wrote in the caption. You can find the full recipe over at The Food Network, where the ingredients list includes pumpkin puree, cheesecake, cake flour, eggs, and, of course, butter. While the spiderweb topping is made with melted chocolate chips, De Laurentiis also recommends adding a sprinkle of granola or toasted nuts for a little crunch.

Fans who have tried the recipe themselves give it rave reviews. "I have made this multiple times," one person commented on the food celebrity's post. "Love love this dessert." Another said she makes it every Thanksgiving, proving that it's a seasonal dessert you can enjoy well after October 31.