Chocolate Cream Cheese Flan

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Cooling Time: 3 hrs
Yields: 12 servings


You'll enjoy this rich, smooth Chocolate Cream Cheese Flan recipe. A luscious caramel sauce adds extra flavor dimension. Perfect for entertaining.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE sugar and water in medium saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to medium-high; boil, without stirring, for about 15 minutes or until caramel-colored. Quickly pour over bottom and sides of twelve 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups (if syrup hardens, soften over low heat).

PLACE evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, butter, Choco Bake, eggs and vanilla extract in blender; cover. Blend well. Pour mixture into prepared custard cups. Arrange in 1 or 2 large baking pans; fill pans with hot water to 1-inch depths.

BAKE for 35 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 20 minutes. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Run knife around rims; gently shake to loosen. Invert onto serving dishes.

A little advice

by j. joanna , Chicago, IL on Jan. 2010

Just a word of advice, make sure to add at least 1 tsp vanilla extract when you are cooking the water and sugar. If you don't, then your caramel sauce will have a burnt taste.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Flan

by N. Noreen , Burlington, MA on Apr. 2009

I have made this for cookouts & parties and my family and friends rave about it. I have given the recipe out to several people. It is delicious and very easy to make.

chocolate cream cheese flan

by E. Edna , Charleston, WV on Apr. 2009

I make a lech flan just like this recipe and it very good. My suggestion is to use egg yolks only but increase the amount to 8 egg yolks.

Mix with Tex-Mix

by J. Justin , Salem, OR on Apr. 2009

I highly recommend this for Cinco de Mayo

Soooooooo Good!!!

by s. sandy , Laredo, TX on Aug. 2007

This is absolutely delicious. I used a 9 inch glass pie plate and 2-6 ounce ramekins. I placed the 3 dishes in one water bath & removed the 6 ounce dishes after 45 minutes. I removed the 9 inch pie plate after 2 hours. Perfect texture and taste. I hope this review helps!

a classic desert made easy

by p. pamela , seven hills, OH on Jun. 2005

I have always liked flan by combining chocolate and cream cheese this becomes even more delicious.

This is a eliscious recipe on a warm Summer evenin

by A. Adrienne , Wilmington, NC on May. 2005

This is a recipe that is easy to make, but if you want to make it in one dish, instead of the individual bowls it takes about two hours to bake, but it is worth the time.

Nice change from traditional flan recipes

by D. DOREEN , ROCHESTER, NY on Dec. 2004

This is much easier to make than the traditional flan recipe a neighbor gave me years ago and the chocolate was a tasty addition. I agree with another comment that said suggestions for making one large flan would be a perk since there's times that's preferable. All in all this is great!

Cream Cheese Flan

by J. JOYCE , DALLAS, TX on Dec. 2004

I've never been crazy about flan. But, this cream cheese version is an exception!

Now that is one delisous recipe!

by s. stephanie , lenior city, TN on Nov. 2004

At first I found it quite difficult to prepare. It was well worth the effort! This is a recipe everyone should try this holiday season!