How to Make Delicious and Easy Smooth Creme Caramel

by Alli

Please extend a big welcome to guest blogger, Claire. She blogs over at Sumo Chef and she has stopped by to share her Smooth Creme Caramel. Doesn’t it look delicious? 

There will ALWAYS be room for dessert. And what’s one dessert that’s easy to make but goes beyond the usual cake or cookies? A delicious creme caramel, of course! This indulgent dessert is similar to custard, but don’t be fooled by its simple looks, because one slice is so filling, it will leave you satisfied AND wanting even more. I love its caramel-y taste mixed with the thick consistency that isn’t crumbly like cake but not as liquid as custard. This flan dessert is one you should try for your next potluck or dinner with the family.

Delicious and Easy Creme Caramel

Delicious ‘N Easy Smooth Creme Caramel

What I discovered in making smooth and more delicious creme caramel without the eggy custard taste is to add cream cheese. It creates a delicious cheesecake-like flavor many will love, but without it being too sour and with the perfect balance of tartness.

Preparation: 25 minutes

Baking: 50 minutes and 60 minutes cooling

Chilling: At least 6 hours

Total time: 8 hours and 15 minutes

 (This recipe makes 8-10 servings.)


• 3/4 cup of sugar

• Eight ounces of softened cream cheese

• Five large eggs

• 14 ounces of sweetened condensed milk

• 12 ounces of evaporated milk

• One teaspoon of vanilla extract

 Steps to Follow:

1. Cook and stir the sugar over medium-low heat in a heavy saucepan. Keep on stirring until the sugar has melted and turned golden, which will take around 15 minutes.

 Smooth Creme Caramel

2. Pour the sugar into an ungreased baking or soufflé dish (two-quarters). Coat the bottom and allow it to cool for ten minutes.

How to Make Smooth Creme Caramel 

3. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese until it’s smooth, then add in the eggs one at a time until both ingredients are well combined. Add in the other ingredients and mix it well. Pour it over the dish with caramelized sugar.

Steps for Making Smooth Creme Caramel

 4. Place the dish on top of a larger baking pan, pouring boiling water into the large pan. Pour water until it reaches about an inch deep. Bake the creme caramel at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for less around 50-60 minutes, or until the center sets. The mixture should jiggle a bit when gently shaken.

How to Make Creme Caramel 

5. Once the creme caramel is ready, remove the dish from the larger pan, placing it on a wire rack. Let it cool for about an hour before putting it in the fridge to chill overnight.

 Creme Caramel

6. Unmold the flan by running a knife around the edges of the dish. Then invert the dish onto a serving platter. Cut the creme caramel into wedges or spoon it on dessert plates. Then, spoon in the remaining caramelized sauce over each of the servings.

How to Make Easy and Delicious Smooth Creme Caramel

Some Pro-Tips for Better Creme Caramel

Wondering how to make this creme caramel flan better for your taste buds? Here are some pro tips you might want to follow:

  • Instead of adding sugar to make it sweeter (and ruin the consistency), add just a bit of condensed milk instead.


  • Don’t worry if the caramelized sugar ends up looking glassy at first. Just follow the directions and let it chill in the fridge for a day, then you’ll see the sauce.


  • If you aren’t a fan of the cream cheese flavor or someone’s allergic to cream cheese (gasp!), then you can omit this ingredient and use six eggs instead of five.


  • While this creme caramel is delicious on its own, you can add a twist to it by siding it with berries or a dollop of cream on top of it. Try using a creme brulee torch for an even better and delicious layer of caramel.


  • You can store creme caramel in a container, but only leave it for a day at most, since it will lose its consistency and turn soft. And due to the presence of dairy, it will spoil quickly. It’s best consumed after chilling it overnight, so I recommend you to create the creme caramel the day before your big event or meal.


I hope that this dessert will be a hit with your loved ones and will inspire you to explore the wonders of baking. You’re in for a different and unique gastronomical experience your sweet tooths will remember. So what are you waiting for? If you’re in charge of dessert, try this easy-peasy recipe that looks excellently professional.

If you’ve got more questions or tips to share about making the delicious ‘n easy, smooth creme caramel, then comment down below! I would love to hear your thoughts.

Author Bio

Creme CaramelClaire is the founder of SumoChef, and her passion is cooking. Her unique approach to cooking is the result of her varied experience and travel abroad. She believes that food is what actually unites people and the dining table is where we set aside our differences. SumoChef is where she finds expression to her passion and she hopes to be able to contribute to your cooking experience through this.



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robin rue June 28, 2017 - 7:05 am

I am going to have to try this. Every time I make caramel, it is globby and I hate when it gets like that because it doesn’t spread right.

Claire June 28, 2017 - 9:25 pm

Give it a try n let me know Robin 🙂

Anosa June 28, 2017 - 9:44 am

Claire you made me want to eat my screen at work, this creme caramel is just so divine and looks absolutely delicious. At first glance it does look like custard but as you said it’s so much better than custard.

Claire June 28, 2017 - 9:26 pm

I’m glad you love it, you should give it a try Anosa <3

Jeanette June 28, 2017 - 10:03 am

I really should not know how to do this because then I will make it all the time. This looks so good and it is so dangerous for me to make because I will eat it all myself.

Claire June 28, 2017 - 9:31 pm

Can’t agree more, It’s so dangerous 😀

HeidiDee June 28, 2017 - 4:14 pm

Wow that looks way more simple than I would have thought! And I love the cream cheese tip! Looks like we will be trying this out really soon!

Claire June 28, 2017 - 9:32 pm

Thank you, Heidi 😀

Maurene Cab June 28, 2017 - 8:28 pm

Great post Claire! I know that caramel crème is such a wonderful and delicious dessert. I’d love to have this for our family dinner.

Claire June 28, 2017 - 9:34 pm

Thank you, Maurene. Let me know how much your family love it

Pam June 28, 2017 - 8:52 pm

Caramel creme is so good! I have never made it with cream cheese in it, but cream cheese makes everything better.

Claire June 28, 2017 - 9:35 pm

You are right, cream cheese makes everything better <3

Jamie | Makeup Life and Love June 28, 2017 - 8:53 pm

OMG this looks so delicious. The best part is it sounds wayyyyyyyy simpler to make than I totally thought it was. I am for sure about to make this soon. Thanks for sharing your tips.

Claire June 28, 2017 - 9:38 pm

Thank you, Jamie xD

Mimi Green June 28, 2017 - 11:10 pm

This sounds delicious, I’ve only baked a cake and pie. I think I can pull this off too.

Rebecca Swenor June 29, 2017 - 2:01 am

I have never made a creme caramel dessert before but would love to try this recipe. The cream cheese would indeed make it really creamy I would think. Thanks for sharing this awesome dessert recipe that I know my family would love.

Chubskulit Rose June 29, 2017 - 7:28 am

Oh what a delightful treat! I love anything with caramel so this would be a winner for me.

Kita Bryant June 29, 2017 - 11:56 pm

I just had to sit and stare at these pictures for a bit. There are so many things this caramel would taste delicious on.

Amanda June 30, 2017 - 12:12 am

Is it bad that I was drooling all over my computer screen while reading this post? I love caramel and your recipe looks so easy!

rika June 30, 2017 - 12:44 am

This dessert recipe looks amazing! I love creme caramel, I usually order from the restaurant. Can’t wait to try your recipe.

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Louisa June 30, 2017 - 4:04 pm

I’m all about anything with caramel. Creme caramel recipe looks delicious!

Paula Bendfeldt June 30, 2017 - 8:00 pm

This looks delicious and so creamy and rich. I need to make this!

Agnes Dela Cruz June 30, 2017 - 10:44 pm

I never perfect a flan or a caramel flan dish, I’m glad came across this site and will try this one. Caramel can be the classic dessert which is so delicate and rich, my daughter would love this.


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