Chocolate Creme Brulee

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 1hr 5mins


  • Custard
  • 2
    cups whipping cream
  • 1
    tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3
    ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6
    egg yolks
  • 6
    tablespoons sugar
  • Topping
  • 3
    tablespoons sugar
  • 3
    tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar


  • For custard: Place cream in heavy, medium saucepan.
  • Bring to simmer and remove from heat.
  • Add vanilla extract and chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Whisk egg yolks and sugar in medium bowl to blend.
  • Slowly whisk in hot chocolate cream.
  • Let cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 300F.
  • Arrange six ½ cup ramekins or custard cups in shallow baking pan.
  • Divide cooled chocolate mixture among them.
  • Pour enough hot water into baking pan to come halfway up sides of ramekins.
  • Bake until custards are just set, about 40 minutes.
  • Cool custards on racks (can be prepared 1 day ahead; cover tightly and refrigerate).
  • For topping: Preheat broiler.
  • Mix sugars together.
  • Sprinkle over custard in an even layer.
  • Place ramekins on a baking sheet.
  • Broil 2 inches away from heat source just until sugar melts and begins to caramelize.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before serving.