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Rameskins of chocolate custard surrounded by dark chocolate chips

Bailey’s Dark Chocolate Custard

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  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A decadent, rich and creamy Baked Dark Chocolate Custard made with only 5 ingredients — plus an extra dose of chocolate and vanilla by way of Bailey’s Irish Cream. Served in small ramekins (paid link), this dessert is perfect for one or many.


Units Scale
  • 3 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 8 oz. Bittersweet Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Large Organic Egg
  • 4 Large Organic Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract


  1. Add heavy whipping cream to a pot and bring to a slight boil. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips. Stir until well blended and smooth.
  2. In a separate large bowl, add egg, egg yolks, and sugar. Whisk (paid link) until combined well.
  3. Add your chocolate mixture into the same bowl. Add vanilla extract and Bailey’s and slowly whisk (paid link).
  4. Place ramekins (paid link) inside a baking dish, add hot water into the dish bringing the water to the halfway mark outside the ramekins (paid link).
  5. Pour custard mixture into each ramekin and bake at 275 degrees for 45 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  7. When ready to serve, sprinkle 1/2 tbsp of sugar over the top of the chocolate, then use a torch to caramelize the sugar. This should only take a few seconds. Optionally, add powdered sugar.


This recipe makes 4 cups (32 oz.) of custard once all ingredients are combined. I used 6 (six) 5 oz. ramekins (paid link).

I used Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Premium Baking Chips for this recipe.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 717
  • Sugar: 50.1g
  • Sodium: 155mg
  • Fat: 42.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.1g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: 10.8g
  • Cholesterol: 238mg