Sunday, January 26, 2014

Crème Au Chocolat / Baked Chocolate Cream

French always have some love for ( flour , butter , cream , sugar ,  chocolates , eggs ) = desserts .  Most of the french desserts are unique , simple yet delicious. Crème Au Chocolat  is one classic dessert which was invented by french . It is quite similar to chocolate mousse . Crème Au Chocolat is a baked version of Chocolate mousse , that is the Simple way i could  explain about this dessert .

 This dessert is light , airy , creamy , chocolaty ... ( I could actually keep on describing ).

Thank you +Priya Suresh for the nice french dessert recipe . This time on Home Bakers Challenge , members were actually exploring French cuisines .  I managed to complete three out of four . I had book marked the left out recipeFaluche du Nord ) and will do it when time permits .

 My recipe for other french bakes click on -  Eggless Biscuit Sables , French Baguettes 

I used the same ingredients as +Priya Suresh  mention but i didn't follow the exact measurements. I used my own. But it turned out to be perfect .

 The recipe below will be enough for 2 people ( if you use smaller sized Ramekins) . I used a Medium Ramekins and two of us shared it.

Ingredients :

Cream - 1/3 Cup
Milk Chocolate chips - 1/3 Cup - ( you can use semi sweet chocolate / dark chocolate )
Milk - 1/3 Cup
Egg yolk - 1
Vanilla - 1/4 Tsp

Instructions :
  • Boil the milk and cream in a medium heat .
  • Meanwhile , Mix the yolk and vanilla paste till the yolk turns into creamy and buttery in color. Keep that aside.
  • When the cream mixtures comes to the boiling stage , take off the heat , add the chocolate chips and let it sit for a minute . Then stir it till the chocolate is completely  melted .
  • Meanwhile Preheat the oven at 350 F and Boil some water in the kettle /Stove.
  • Now this is the important stage where we are going to be in action for two minutes at a stretch . We are going to use both the hands . One hand is going to pour the chocolate mixture into the yolk where the other hand is going to whisk it vigorously . If you think this stage is not important then you will end up eating Chocolate Egg Scramble.
  • Pour the water in the baking tray . Keep the Ramekins in the tray . Pour the chocolate mixture into Ramekins and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Allow it to cool completely . Cling wrap it and refrigerate it for couple of hours or over night .
  • Garnish it and serve .

Anyone who wants to dig into it ??????????? You are Welcome !!!!

Notes - 

  • Original recipe called for Dark chocolate and sugar . As i am not a big fan of dark chocolate i used milk chocolate and omitted the sugar .
  • If you are going to use Dark chocolate , add sugar to the yolk and mix it completely and proceed with the recipe.
  • Do not bake it more than the time mentioned , as it might effect the taste and the texture .
  • Make sure the eggs are in room temperature
  • Once it is baked , you might feel that the dessert is not baked in the middle . But after you refrigerate it  It will be just OK.


  1. i know... this is so decadent!!! i made this over the weekend as dessert for lunch and everybody just dug in! i will post mine sometime later as i already did one post for the challenge... :)

  2. Super good, the outcome and the visuals. Tempting all the way. Will try out when I have guest coming over.

  3. wow so beautiful this looks .. though not a great chocolate fan, wish to have a bit for it is so beautiful n yumm

  4. Love your Header Shey. Its soooooooo nice. Like your chocolate cream recipe too dear.

  5. Oh my this looks amazing. (And I might even be able to do it!!!!) How sweet is it?

  6. kat the original recipe called for dark chocolate and sugar . i used milk chocolate so i didnt use any sugar . for me it was perfect . i love my desserts to be mild in sweet .you can add more / less according ur taste .

  7. Like the dessert. Looks very creamy and evil. Must try it.

  8. I love this decadent dessert - it looks so good and such a simple list of ingredients!

  9. This looks amaaaaazing! I think I'm going to have to try it!

  10. Lovely presentation the dessert too

  11. The first picture is too.. good, very very tempting..

  12. I love French desserts. This looks delicious! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  13. Thanks for linking up at Sweet and Savoury Sunday, I'm the new co-host and would love for you to link up this weekend. This look so indulgent and delicious. I'm featuring you as one of my favourites from this weeks party so make sure you stop by and grab a button :)

  14. This looks so amazing!! Chocolate is one of my weaknesses. Thanks so much for linking up at Much Ado About Monday! We are featuring your delicious recipe so swing on by and snag a button! Hope to see you next week! :)

  15. Hi Shey,
    Your Creme Au Chocolat Baked Chocolate Cream looks fabulous, I can't wait to taste this delicious dessert. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  16. This sounds amazing Sharanya ! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe at Tasty Tuesday. I am featuring it this week. Hope you'll drop by this week and share some more fabulous recipes with us.

    Hope you have a great week. See you at the party.