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Chocolate Flan Recipe
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Classic Chocolate Flan Recipe


  • 5 large eggs
  • 4 to 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
  • 1 can (12 ounces) of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • A pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Over medium heat, add the sugar in a small saucepan. Stir constantly until golden brown and melted. Once done, pour the melted sugar into the bottom of an 8-inch pan and coat it evenly by tilting the pan from side to side. Set it aside while preparing the rest of the flan.
  • Whisk in the chocolate with the evaporated milk and melt it in a microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Remember to stir the milk and chocolate every 30 seconds until completely incorporated together. If you don't have a microwave, place the chopped chocolate on top of a double boiler over lightly simmering water.
  • Combine the chocolate you've just prepared with sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon, and vanilla in a bowl. Mix together with a whisk while adding the eggs one at a time. You can likewise use a blender or an electric whisk to combine the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan with the caramel you've prepared beforehand.
  • Bake the flan for about 50 minutes to an hour or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the flan.
  • Once cooked, allow the flan to cool for 30 minutes before placing it inside your refrigerator for up to 5 hours.
  • Before flipping your flan on a serving plate, run a knife around the perimeter of the pan so it'll slide out easily. Place it back in the fridge or serve immediately!