Wednesday, April 6, 2011


For the longest time I wanted to try this recipe. I am so glad I did! It is so delicious!!! and it is absolutely gorgeous when you transfer it from the pan to the platter. I would recommend to eat it at room temperature. If you have left overs, you need to refrigerate it because of the dairy of the flan, but before serving, let it get to room temperature. The texture of the cake really changes if not.


- For the Pan:
12-cup capacity Bundt pan
Softened butter, to coat pan
1/4 cup cajeta, Dulce de Leche or caramel sauce

- For the cake:

10 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups buttermilk

- For the flan:

1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

- For garnish:

1/4 cup cajeta, Dulce de Leche or caramel sauce
1/4 cup chopped pecan (optional)


Put an oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.

Coat a Bundt pan with a little butter, then coat the bottom with 1/4 cup cajeta and put it in a large roasting pan. (The roasting pan will serve as a water bath during baking.)

For the cake: Add the butter and sugar to a bowl and using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, beat until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa in a medium bowl. Beat 1/3 of the flour mixture, and 1/2 of the buttermilk into the egg mixture. Repeat, ending with the flour mixture. Blend until well incorporated.

For the flan: In a blender, combine the evaporated milk, condensed milk, cream cheese, eggs and vanilla. Blend on high for 30 seconds.

Scoop the cake batter into the prepared Bundt pan and spreading evenly. Slowly pour the flan mixture over the cake batter. Cover with foil and add about 1-inch of hot water to the roasting pan.

Carefully slide the pan into the oven, and bake 1 hour, until the surface of the cake is firm to the touch, or an inserted toothpick comes out clean. When cake is done, remove from the water bath and cool completely to room temperature, about 1 hour.

Invert a large, rimmed serving platter over the Bundt pan, grasp tightly together, giggle a little and flip over. Remove the pan and scrape any remaining cajeta from the pan onto the cake, garnish with chopped pecans and serve!

Notes: The batters may appear to mix when you pour them into the pan, but they completely separate while baking, with the flan ending up on the bottom when it's inverted.

Flan is a rich, creamy, cooked egg custard. It is often flavored with vanilla and baked in a water bath to retain its delicacy.

Cajeta is a thick and creamy spread or paste made with caramelized sugar and milk. It is used as a desert on its own or as a topping. Also known as Dulce de Leche or Manjar and it is sold in many supermarkets, Latin specialty markets or online. It can be substituted with a thick caramel sauce.

Source: Recipe Courtesy of "Marcela Valladolid"@ Food Network.


Pame Recetas said...

Una verdadera delicia, definitivamente hoy es el día del flan! voy a tener que hacerlos todos! el tuyo está simplemente genial. Besitos

Pilarh said...

Que increible se ve, me gustan estos postres con algo diferente, se ve impresionante de verdad y suena muy rico.

Gloria Baker said...

What nice blog you have,. I love your dessert , huggs, gloria said...

que rico me encanto es buena buena

The Shulls said...

Pamela, te prometo que no te arrepentiras, es muy rico!!

Pilar, si me encanta la idea que no sea un postre tradicional.

Gloria, Thanks so much for visiting my blog!!

Angelica, que rico que te gusto!

Pity said...

pues si, de verdad es impresionante y con ganas de hincarle el diente, delicioso! besitos desde londres

The Shulls said...

Muchas gracias, Pity!!! Tengo que hacerlo siempre cuando hay visitas, de lo contrario comemos mas de lo que deberiamos!!!

Annie said...

Un postre espectacular, al cual yo también le hincaría el diente.