Dark Chocolate Pots De Crème Recipe

Dark chocolate Pots de crème is a quick custard recipe that makes a perfect dessert for winters.

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Dark Chocolate Pots De Crème Recipe
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Pots de Creme is a classic French dessert. It is delicious and creamy and it is simple recipe to make. Dark chocolate Pots de crème is a quick custard is whipped up using egg yolks, sugar and cream, which is then baked in a water bath. This dark chocolate variation is silky smooth, rich and decadent. Dark chocolate Pots de crème recipe tastes great both warm and cold, and is an elegant option for a make ahead dessert after weekend French meal! Each spoonful melts-in-your-mouth sinfully!

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Cuisine: French
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

55 M


4 Servings


  • 100 grams Dark chocolate , chopped
  • 240 ml Fresh cream , (25% fat will do)
  • 3 tablespoons Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Instant Coffee Powder
  • pinch Salt
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

How to make Dark Chocolate Pots De Crème Recipe

  1. To prepare Dark chocolate Pots de crème recipe, preheat your Oven to 180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Chop up the chocolate and place in a mixing bowl.

  3. In a Saucepan, heat together the cream, sugar, salt and coffee powder until the sugar dissolves, and the mixture starts bubbling around the edges.

  4. Pour this cream mixture over the chocolate and mix until all the chocolate is melted. Let cool for 10 minutes.

  5. Mix in the egg yolks and vanilla.

  6. Pour the custard into small ramekins or oven safe serving bowls.

  7. Place the ramekins/bowls into a larger baking pan. Fill the outer pan with water up to half the height of the ramekins.

  8. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until edges are set but center is still wobbly.

  9. Remove the ramekins from the water bath and cool.

  10. Garnish with shaved chocolate or whipped cream (optional).

  11. Serve Dark chocolate Pots de crème recipe warm or at room temperature as a dessert during an elaborate French meal.