Chocolate Flan ( Flan de Chocolate)

by Erica Dinho on February 14, 2010

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Happy Valentine’s day everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful time with the people that you love.

I want to share the recipe with you for one of my favorite desserts, flan, but this time I made a chocolate version to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Simple and easy to make, yet special and delicious.

Feliz Dia del Amor y la amistad!



(6 Servings)

  • Caramel
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • Flan
  • 5 Whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder


  1. To prepare the caramel, put 1 cup of sugar in a small pot with ¼ cup of water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir once and reduce the heat to medium and cook about 5 minutes or until the syrup turns a caramel color.
  2. Immediately pour an equal amount of the caramel into each ramekin or any oven proof mold you want to use. Swirl each dish to coat the base with the caramel, work fast as the caramel will harden quickly as it cools. Place all the ramekins in a large roasting pan and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  4. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, mix the eggs, egg yolks and 1 ½ tablespoons of sugar for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the condensed milk, heavy cream, evaporated milk and cocoa powder and mix for 1 more minute.
  5. Carefully pour an equal amount of the flan mixture into the caramelized ramekins in the roasting pan. Then add hot water to the roasting pan, not to the ramekins, until the water comes half way up the sides of the ramekins.
  6. Place the roasting pan in the oven and bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the center of the flan comes out clean.
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{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tangled Noodle February 14, 2010 at 10:28 AM

This is a decadent dessert guaranteed to make your loved one fall in love with you all over again – Happy Valentine’s Day!


2 Sandra g February 14, 2010 at 10:53 AM

What a great idea to make a chocolate flan, I put grated coconut on my sometimes, Happy Valentines day To you and yours!


3 zara February 14, 2010 at 11:16 AM

This looks so yummy. Maybe I’ll have to try and make this chocolate flan one day :)
Happy Valentine’s Day!


4 Baking is my Zen February 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM

I’ve never heard of chocolate flan. I may try this.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you & hubby!


5 Kim February 14, 2010 at 12:46 PM

It looks so smooth and creamy…perfect for Valentine’s Day! Have a great Valentine’s Day Erica!


6 Erica February 14, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Thank you for visiting and for the comments!


7 Anna February 14, 2010 at 5:31 PM

I love flans, it looks mouth watering. Happy V day to you too. ;-)


8 Joan Nova February 14, 2010 at 6:15 PM

mmmm…flan de chocolate sounds great! I’ve got to make one of my flan-making friends to make it for me.


9 Raje February 14, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Looks wonderfull. A lovely desert for the Valentines. Wish you a great one!


10 Barbara February 14, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Fabulous recipe, Erica! I adore flans. But have never made a chocolate one…I think sweetened condensed milk makes flans so special and rich! Can’t wait to try it in chocolate!


11 Lyndsey February 14, 2010 at 8:13 PM

OMG I love simple, easy and delicious!! Your photos are fantastic!!


12 rebecca subbiah February 14, 2010 at 8:49 PM

wow looks divine u are so good at flans
Happy Valentines

love ya


13 Erica February 14, 2010 at 11:25 PM

Thank you guys :)


14 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes February 15, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Oh my husband is a HUGE fan of flan… This looks so great! And it’s chocolate! :)


15 Bo February 15, 2010 at 2:43 AM

Yummy! Perfect for Valentine’s Day.


16 Vinolia February 15, 2010 at 3:39 AM

MMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, chocolate flan looks simply divine !!! hope you had a wonderful day too!!!


17 ruth February 15, 2010 at 5:28 AM

This looks amazing! Love the flavours. would like to try it without the choclate as Im not a great chocolate fan. Can I just omit it from the recipe?


18 Erica February 15, 2010 at 8:50 AM



19 grace February 15, 2010 at 5:31 AM

i won’t lie–flan’s not my favorite dessert. however, i’ve never had a chocolate version, so i may be changing my tune!


20 Amalia February 15, 2010 at 7:32 AM

Erica fabulous recipe, I love Flans, they are so easy to make and always turns out great
Happy Valentines day


21 m3 ds February 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM

Great recipe as a treat. I would like to make it at Halloween. Looks so yummy. Can’t wait more to make it. Will make it soon. Thanks for sharing!


22 Joanne February 15, 2010 at 10:22 AM

I love flan just about any way I can get it, but this chocolate version sounds especially tasty!


23 Miss Meat and Potatoes February 15, 2010 at 10:40 AM

Wow. I’ve never seen chocolate flan but this looks absolutely gorgeous. Hope you had a good Valentine’s Day!


24 Diana February 15, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Chocolate Flan looks delicious Erica! I’ve been wanting to get over here to wish you a happy blogiversary! I’m so glad to have found your wonderful site and thank you for the amazing recipes!! Looking forward to another wonderful year :D


25 5 Star Foodie February 15, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Mmmm … what a super decadent dessert! I hope you had a great Valentine’s day! I made your hot chocolate & yuca bread for our breakfast yesterday, we loved it – I will post about it tomorrow!


26 norma February 15, 2010 at 11:01 AM

i was told by my good friend Joni of foodalogue to send you my new blog


27 Erica February 15, 2010 at 11:18 AM

Thank you all!


28 Chef E February 15, 2010 at 11:47 AM

This is so beautiful! I never had very good luck with flan, I called mine Fla-op :) If hubby saw this, he would so want me to try again! I just mastered baking cheese cake. What happens when you are on the line cooking, but no pastry chef skills :)

Hope your Valentines Day was beautiful!


29 Cynthia February 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Glossy, perfect, rich, creamy. Sooooo good!


30 Sophie February 16, 2010 at 4:18 AM

Waw,….Erica!! A very tasty & fabulous looking chocolate flan!! I am amazed by your culinary skills!


31 Karen February 16, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Regular flan is so wonderful, but chocolate just puts it over the top!


32 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction February 16, 2010 at 1:25 PM

YUM! I missed my chance to make this for Valentine’s day, but I don’t care. I will make this anyway, holiday or not!


33 sugar plum February 16, 2010 at 2:40 PM

This is so muc like the pudim de caramelo ,have been eating forever ,minus the chocolate ….can imagine how good this is….sure looks fantastic ….but then so do all ur recipes…love ur hot chocolate with coconut milk….


34 sugar plum February 16, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Que Magnifigue este…bravo!!!!


35 Barbara Bakes February 16, 2010 at 10:51 PM

I have never seen chocolate flan before. It looks delicious! I can see why it would be your favorite!


36 Erica February 17, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments!


37 Anonymous March 17, 2010 at 4:03 PM

that was the best.


38 beyonce March 17, 2010 at 4:17 PM

u sould make more recipes.


39 Doris December 2, 2010 at 4:48 PM

hello Erika
i have a question, is 3/4 cup cocoa? it doesnt say cups or tbsp
thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes!!


40 Erica December 2, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Doris-3/4 cup……Thank you :)


41 Maria Reid September 27, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Today I made this wonderful flan, was delicious!


42 Anonymous January 15, 2013 at 7:38 PM



43 Elizabeth August 30, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Can I make this as one large flan instead of smaller ones?

Thanks, and it sounds delicious!

Elizabeth Upegui O’Ryan


44 Erica Dinho August 30, 2014 at 8:47 PM



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