Total Time
5hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs

Elegant and beautiful dessert for your next dinner party or holiday meal. Prep time includes 4 hours of chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 celsius).
  2. Place one cup of the sugar in a small heavy duty saucepan and cook on medium heat until the sugar is a deep golden brown, stirring constantly to make a caramel sauce; pour into a 9 inch round pan.
  3. Microwave chocolate squares on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 minute; cool.
  4. Place milk and cream cheese in a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, eggs and melted chocolate to the mix in the blender and blend well.
  6. Pour over caramel sauce in the pan.
  7. Bake flan in water bath. (Create water bath by setting the round pan of flan into a larger pan and adding water around the smaller pan to half way up the side of the flan pan.).
  8. Bake 1 hour or until a knife inserted 1 inch from the edge comes out clean; remove from oven.
  9. Place round pan on a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  11. To unmold, run a metal knife around the edge of the flan and invert onto a plate; shake slightly to loosen.
  12. Gently twist to remove pan.
  13. Caramel sauce will drizzle down the sides.
  14. Add chocolate garnish if desired.


Most Helpful

Creamy and delicious but even better served with whipped cream on top!

LorenLou May 30, 2008

This is truly an elegant and beautiful dessert. I made this for my best friend's birthday dinner, and everyone raved about it. The flan just melts in your mouth. I used low fat cream cheese, and it turned out wonderful. Since you need to chill for 4 hours, I actually made this the day before it was needed which gave me more time to get ready and enjoy the birthday dinner. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am sure I will be making it again.

CarolAT November 11, 2007

this was absolutely divine. i was scared as i was making it thinking it was not going to turn out but it was sooo good. i even used fat free milk and reduced fat cream cheese. would have been good with some cool whip too but it was very very good and i will definately be making it again.

sprue January 22, 2006

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