Chocolate Flan ( Flan de Chocolate)

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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!

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Ingredients

(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

Directions

  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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Comments

  1. Sandra g says

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

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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?

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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

  6. says

    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!

  7. says

    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!

  8. says

    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….

  9. Doris says

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

  10. Elizabeth says

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

    Thanks, and it sounds delicious!

    Elizabeth Upegui O’Ryan

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