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Chocolate Pots de Creme

Chocolate Pots de Creme

With Valentines day coming chocolate has been on my mind and in particular I was remembering the molten chocolate cake that I had made last year. I just had to make something as decadently chocolaty this year! After searching through my bookmarks I decided to go with chocolate pots de creme or chocolate cream pots. The chocolate cream pots are essentially a chocolate custard with the following simple ingredients; cream, sugar, chocolate and egg yolks. The recipe is a easy as heating the cream to melt the chocolate, mixing in the egg yolks and baking until set. The only question you really need to ask is; how sweet do you like your chocolate? I prefer dark chocolate and I did not want my chocolate pots to be too sweet so I only added a bit of sugar. If you prefer sweeter chocolate I would double the sugar in this recipe. My 'practice' run of making the chocolate pots de creme worked out wonderfully! They were nice and chocolaty and so smooth and creamy and good! So good in fact that one of them disappeared before I finished taking photos of them! :) Feel free to garnish these with powdered sugar, whipped cream or even sliced strawberries.

Chocolate Pots de Creme


Chocolate Pots de Creme

These easy to make, decadently smooth and creamy chocolate pots are the perfect way to satisfy your chocolate cravings on Valentines day!


Servings: makes 2 large servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tablespoons sugar (optional)
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
Directions
  1. Heat the cream, milk, vanilla and sugar in a small sauce pan.
  2. Place the chocolate in a large bowl, pour the hot cream over it and stir to melt the chocolate.
  3. Slowly whisk the egg yolks into the chocolate and cream.
  4. Strain and pour into 4 ramekins.
  5. Place the ramekins into a baking dish and pour hot water into the dish until it comes half way up the ramekins.
  6. Bake in a preheated 325F oven until it sets, about 20-30 minutes.
  7. Chill in the fridge.

Similar Recipes:
Molten Chocolate Cake
Maple Pots de Creme
Chocolate Cheesecake
Maple Creme Brulee
Orange Chocolate Cream Cheese Mousse
Guinness Chocolate Pudding

28 comments:

Amy said...

YUM! And how easy???? Great recipe for a choc-o-holic like me!

C. Allyn said...

Thanks, this is so amazing and timed perfectly.
I had been searching for this recipe. Most recipes I came across were for either 6 or more servings.
I am delighted.

Rambling Tart said...

Ah, this is perfect! :-) I've been looking for a good pots de creme recipe. So happy!

PS - I made your roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic vinaigrette tonight - AMAZING! :-)

Rebecca said...

You had me at dark chocolate...

Victor said...

Simple ingredient and easy to make. I like that, looks so delicious.

Pennies on a Platter said...

haha! I think all of them would've disappeared before photographing if I was there! :) Looks decadent!

Jenn said...

Fantastic!! My sweet tooth thanks you!

Rachael said...

Mmm I love pots de creme! I made Mocha Pots de Creme for Valentine's Day lest year :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

De-li-cious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Nina Timm said...

You could win my heart for Valentine's day with this dessert!!

Kara's "Original Greek" said...

My wife is bound to love this choccy recipe! Enojyed the visit. Costa

Joanne said...

These look truly gorgeous - restaurant-worthy.

HoneyB said...

I am so jealous of that empty bowl...

Dani said...

looking great. wish i had my hunny here with me so i could make them for someone other than myslef :p

OK Chick said...

YUM!

George Gaston said...

Kevin, that second photograph must have been my cup, because I would definitely eat every bite of this terrific dessert.

As a committed choc-o-holic, I would have a cifficult time not eating several cups of your "pot de creams"!

Great recipe, thanks....

Susan @ SGCC said...

This looks dreamy, Kevin! What could be better than rich, dark, creamy chocolate in a cup? Divine!

Jenn/CinnamonQuill said...

Impressive, as always. I've been working on making creme brulee with coconut milk, to no avail, yet (it never quite 'sets'), but this recipe reminds me that I want to keep trying!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Perfect for dessert after Valentine's Day dinner!

Claudia said...

I think I gained a pound. Perfect for "the Day." Easy and no leftovers to sneak at night. I've been trying to stay away from chocolate... but maybe just this once....

Bob said...

Oh man, that looks awesome. I need to try those.

Jenn said...

They look great! One tip to add might be to let them sit in the water bath for a few minutes after taking them out, so that they cool more slowly - that might help avoid some of the cracking/bubble issues - mmmm this is one of my favorite ways to enjoy chocolate!

Hannah said...

You've definitely got me craving chocolate now- What a simple by rich treat!

The Culinary Chase said...

All I can say is: delicious!! I'm a chocolate fan & can't resist something that has chocolate in it. YUM!

Melissa said...

Sounds absolutely delicious!

LunaCafe said...

Kevin, I would have stolen one of these gorgeous Pot de Cremes out from under your camera too. :-) ...Susan

meeso said...

Ooooh, chocolate! I've been craving it for days, these look SOOOO good!

Ina leggings said...

Yum! This is delicious! And it's so easy to make. I think I won't wait until Valentine's Day, I'll make it tonight!

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