Light and fluffy, rich and decadent, this easy Chocolate Souffle Recipe is the perfect special occasion dessert.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and place the chocolate pieces in a medium to large sized bowl.
Add milk and cornstarch in a saucepan and whisk over medium heat until brought to a simmer. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick, about 1 minute. Pour over chocolate pieces and stir until chocolate is fully melted.
Combine the egg yolks, whipping cream and vanilla extract in a bowl and whisk. Slowly mix the egg yolk mixture into the chocolate mixture and set aside.
Using a hand or a stand mixer, beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until they become frothy. Add the cream of tartar. Add the sugar, a little at a time while beating, until stiff glossy peaks form. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
Place the ramekins on a baking sheet on the bottom rack and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the souffle rises and a toothpick comes out clean. Rotate the baking sheet halfway through to account for any uneven oven temperatures.
Dust with a little powdered sugar and serve immediately.