Hot Chocolate Flan with White Chocolate Sauce

Impress your guests with this heavenly dessert recipe. Serve wedges of mocha flan on a pool of velvety smooth white chocolate sauce.

Hot Chocolate Flan with White Chocolate Sauce
Servings: 10 Prep 20 mins Chill 2 hrs or overnight Bake 325°F 1 hr 5 mins


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
White Chocolate Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 ounces premium white-chocolate baking bars, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Make It

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.


2. Stir together cocoa powder, espresso powder and boiling water in small bowl until smooth.

3. Place 3/4 cup sugar in 8-inch round metal cake pan. Place pan over medium-high heat. Very carefully, with potholders, shake pan. As sugar begins to melt, stir until sugar becomes amber-colored; watch carefully since sugar will change color quickly. Remove pan from heat; carefully tilt pan all around until caramel thickens and coats sides and bottom of pan. Let cool.

4. Whisk eggs, yolks and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl. Whisk in evaporated milk, half-and-half, cocoa mixture and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Place in larger pan on middle oven rack. Pour boiling water into large pan to depth of 1 inch.

5. Bake in 325 degrees F oven 65 minutes or until flan is set and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from water bath; let cool on rack 20 minutes. Run knife around edge; refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.

White Chocolate Sauce:

6. Bring cream and sugar to boiling in small saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Add white chocolate; let stand 3 minutes. Whisk in vanilla until chocolate is melted. Transfer to small bowl; cover and chill.

7. Twirl pan to make sure flan is loose. Invert serving dish with 1/2-inch lip over pan; unmold flan onto plate, letting caramel pour over flan. Slice into wedges. Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 10; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 317, Fat, total (g): 16, chol. (mg): 166, sat. fat (g): 9, carb. (g): 38, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 82, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.