Chocolate Creme Caramel

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One thing I love about participating in challenges is that it does help you tick your to-do list earlier than later. Ever since I mastered the Creme Caramel, I have been wanting to make the chocolate version of it. I am a chocoholic and so is my elder one. When I had made the creme caramel, Rasha had told me, “Ummi, please try a chocolate version for this!” It’s been a long time since she said that, but when I was planning the Bake-a-thon posts, this request was right up there.

 

I feel that my Creme Caramel is a slightly complicated recipe, so I wanted to make the chocolate version with just pantry essentials – milk, eggs, sugar and cocoa powder. But I was really nervous while making it, since my earlier simple versions have always flopped. I have already noted down that I need to make the creme caramel sans any fancy ingredients. When that will get done, I have no clue… πŸ˜‰

 

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Instead of milk, I have used evaporated milk in this recipe. The result is an extra creamy, decadent pudding. You can very well replace with normal milk instead. The cocoa powder I used was of a very dark shade, and hence it gave a very black color to the pudding. Rasha did lift her nose up seeing the color of the dish – she has a problem with anything that is very dark in shade. She instantly thinks there is something wrong with it. I had to literally nudge her to try it and was thankful that she really loved it.

 

The quantity I chose to make was just four ramekins, so it is apt for a small family who would love to have a portion controlled decadent dessert for a lazy weekend lunch. What more, the recipe is quite simple too. You can mix the whole thing and bake it at night, so that you can just push into the fridge for it to settle and then enjoy it the next day. All of us loved how it turned out and hence I am sure this is going to be a repeat in our home when I run out of ideas. πŸ˜‰ Off to the recipe…

 

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Chocolate Creme Caramel

Course Dessert
Cuisine Continental
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • FOR CARAMEL:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • FOR CARAMEL:
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup full cream milk
  • 2 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Keep four ramekins ready.
  • Heat the sugar and water, twisting the pan till the caramel is made. Add the lemon juice and switch off. Divide equally into the prepared ramekins and roll to coat on all sides.
  • Whisk the cocoa powder and icing sugar. Add the milk and mix till you have a paste.
  • Add this paste into the evaporated milk. Warm the mixture, do not boil!
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs for a couple of minutes. Add the vanilla.
  • Now slowly pour the warm milk mixture and keep whisking to combine well. Strain the mixture.
  • Pour equally into the ramekins. Cover with a foil.
  • Preheat oven to 150 degrees.
  • Transfer the ramekins into a deep dish. Pour boiling water into it to cover upto 2/3 of the ramekin.
  • Keep the pan slowly into the oven. Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Once done, take slowly out of the pan and cool to room temperature. Keep in the fridge till cold, around 3-4 hours.
  • For serving, run a knife on the side and flip onto a serving dish. Enjoy...

Notes

You can replace the evaporated milk with equal quantity of normal milk, in case of non-availability.

 

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  1. This is absolutely decadent Rafeeda!!!! You won’t believe, I have been having this very thought for a long time and have been postponing making it chocolate…your bowl is just calling only it has eggs, wish I had a dig into that bowl!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Valli… some thoughts and ideas do take a lot of time to materialize… I agree with you…

  2. beautiful chocolate caramel dear..looks so tempting !!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Julie…

  3. Beautifully done chocolate creme caramel Rafeeda, it looks delicious and really inviting.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amara…

  4. 5 stars
    Texture of the dish is so good πŸ™‚ My daughter too will eat with her eyes first πŸ™‚ For kids, dish has to look pretty and then only they will taste it. Though color is dark, it looks beautiful πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sravanthi… πŸ™‚

  5. This is definitely is of 5 star quality. the look says it all Sweets.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Tum…

  6. This looks absolutely delicious Rafeeda! Love the deep color it has!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sara…

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