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Chocolate Flan Cake Recipe

Chocolate Flan Cake

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"This flan, when inverted, rests on a rich chocolate cake layer and is topped with melted caramel."

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 12-cup fluted tube pan with no-stick cooking spray. Place piece of rolled up foil in tube of pan to prevent cake from baking over top. Pour caramel topping into prepared pan.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions using the water, oil and eggs. Pour evenly over caramel topping.
  3. Combine cream cheese, eggs, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla in blender container. Process until blended. Pour slowly over cake batter. NOTE: While baking, the cake rises and the milk mixture goes to the bottom.
  4. Coat piece of foil with no-stick cooking spray. Cover pan, coated side down, tightly with foil. Place pan in large roasting pan. Pour hot water into roasting pan to a depth of 2 inches.
  5. Bake 2 hours or until toothpick in center still has a few moist crumbs. Place cake on cooling rack. Cool 15 minutes. Remove foil and invert onto serving plate. Cool 1 hour at room temperature. Chill 4 hours or overnight.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 2 hrs
  • READY IN 2 hrs 20 mins


  • Be careful when inverting hot cake onto serving plate. Place plate upside down on top of pan, place another cooling rack on top, then invert.

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Sep 26, 2013

Seriously...this flan turned out great! I've never made a flan, ever , much less one sitting on top of a chocolate cake. I didn't even have a pan for it, so I picked one up at Kroger's for like $8. It worked out great. I cooked it for 1 hour 30 minutes, and like Kathy F. Suggested, I left the flan in the roasting pan 10 minutes 1st and then put it on a wire rack to cool an additional 15 minutes before transferring it to a plate. It's going to work out nicely for my dinner party tomorrow night. ;)

Aug 31, 2013

This cake is sooooooooo good !!! Made it exactly as written. Used a rose pattern bunt cake pan. Only had to bake it for 1 hour and 25 min, I let it sit in the hot water after I took it out of oven for another 10 min like I do when making regular flan. I then transferred the bunt pan to a wire rack let cool for about 15 min then inverted. I made this for a picnic we were having the next day so letting it cool and sit overnight worked perfect for me. I bought a foil roasting pan to hold the water and the bunt pan worked out perfect. You wont be disappointed in this flan cake !!


11 Ratings

Oct 09, 2013

Wonderful! Did as the others suggested,left it in pan with water for 10 min and had no trouble taking it out. Family and friends loved it; will be making again very soon.

Jul 29, 2013

I made this yesterday. I only had a Pampered Chef stoneware flute plan and was concerned about using that in the oven in a pan of water. But no problems. Mine did not take 2 hours to bake; only 1:20. I made the cake with the exact ingredients - no changes. The cake came out great. It is a beautiful presentation. It looks just like the photo. I took it to work today. Everyone loved it. I especially like how moist it came out.

Mar 31, 2014

AWESOME AND EASY DESSERT. I also baked for 1 hour 30 minutes as others recommended and it was done. Let sit for 10 minutes in the hot water bath with foil off and another 15-20 on a cooling rack before turning over. Came out perfect.

Mar 02, 2014

This is my first flan cake. We don't have caramel topping in my area, so I prepared a homemade one following a recipe from another website. I didn't find devil cake mix so I used the fudge cake mix instead. This cake turned out great and I loved the balance of the flan to cake amount. I made one large cake. You can check the photo. This is so good and will make again for sure.

Jan 29, 2014

Came out great. The whole family loved it!

Jan 19, 2014

We had some guests over. They loved it. The children didn't like the flan. I followed the recipe, except it only took 55 minutes to cook the cake. I left the flan to cook in the hot water for 20 minutes after taking it out of the oven.


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  • Calories
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.1 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 324 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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