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Brigadeirao (Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Flan)

Brigadeirao is an easy family-size chocolate fudge flan made in the blender and baked in 40 minutes. It's decadent, fudgy, and addictive!!!  
Keywords:brigadeirao, brigadeiro flan, chocolate flan, chocolate flan recipe, gluten-free desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories310 kcal
Cost $ 0,33 per person


  • 28 oz sweetened condensed milk (or two 14-oz cans)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sprinkles good quality


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F (180º C). Grease a 8-inch (20 cm) ring pan with butter or no stick cooking spray. Sprinkle sugar all over. Set aside.
  • Blend all ingredients (except the sprinkles.) in a blender until smooth. Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Bake in a bain-Marie for about 40 minutes. Remove from the oven, run a knife the edge around carefully, and place on a rack to cool.  
  • Cover and refrigerate for about at least 4 hours, or until chilled and set. Run a knife around again and invert onto a plate. You may have to tap bottom of the pan to encourage unmolding. 
  • Serve with chocolate sprinkles on top. If desired, drizzle chocolate fudge on the edges. 

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Recipe Notes

  • BAIN-MARIE:  Place hot water in a large baking pan and place ring pan inside. Make sure water comes halfway up the side of the pan. 
  • Store brigadeirao covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Do not freeze! Why? This is a large flan and most flans don't freeze well. But if you'd like to give it a try (at your own risk):
  1. Adjust your freezer to 0 degrees F and cut cool brigadeirao into quarters.
  2. Then, wrap in freezer plastic bags for storing up to 1 month.
  3. Thaw in the fridge and serve. 
  • Serve brigadeirao all year round. It makes a great dessert for potlucks, get-togethers, or Sunday meals, as well as for Easter and Christmas, depending on how you decorate it.  
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Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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