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Chocolate Creme Brûlée Recipe

Easy Chocolate Creme Brulee Recipe. It's creamy, chocolatey & super delish!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate creme brulee, creme brulee, dessert, dessert recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 469kcal

Special Equipment

  • 6 each 8-oz Ramekins or Oven safe dishes
  • Small pot
  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Blow torch for brûlée (or enjoy without the brûlée)


  • 1 Each Egg
  • 5 Each Egg yolks (4 egg if extra large eggs)
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated sugar plus 2-3 T. more for coating
  • 3 Cup Heavy cream
  • 1 Cup Chocolate chips (8 ounces) We used bittersweet
  • 1 Tsp Instant coffee (optional)
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • Fresh mint and berries or candied zest (optional) To garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
  • Place ramekins on a sheet pan. Make sure it’s deep enough to fill with water halfway up the ramekins.
  • Whisk together all the eggs and sugar, set aside.
  • Pour the cream in the small pot and heat on medium. Bring up to a simmer, stirring occasionally so it doesn't burn. Be careful that it doesn't boil over. Remove from the heat immediately after it comes up to temp.
  • Stir in the chocolate & espresso into the cream until it
  • Very slowly whisk the melted chocolate into the egg mixture: whisking the eggs continuously as you’re pouring the chocolate in (this will prevent the eggs from scrambling).
  • If desired transfer to a pourable cup and pour evenly into the ramekins.
  • Very carefully add hot water half way up the ramekins and gently place on the middle rack of the oven.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Gently tap the ramekin to check if its finished - it should jiggle slightly but not a ton. If it’s too jiggly then bake 10-15 more minutes.
  • Remove and let cool to room temp. Remove from the water and wrap well before refrigerating.  Place in fridge until firmed, about 2-3 hours.

Plating Instructions

  • Sprinkle a little sugar to cover the entire surface so it’s a thick layer. Shake off excess if you added too much.
  • Using your blow torch carefully burnthe sugar moving the torch back and forth 1-2 inches about the surface creating an even burn. It should be golden brown in color.
  • Add a garnish right away on top before it hardens.
  • Enjoy your delicious creme brûlée!
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  • Add 1-2 Tablespoons of liquor if desired to the batter
  • Enjoy as-is without the brûlée if you don’t have a torch


Calories: 469kcal