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May 2, 2007 03:27 PM

Chocolate Flan Cake

Has anyone out there ever had or made a chocolate flan cake? I just heard about this and it sounds sweet but interesting. It is a bundt cake made from a mix with the addition of flan "batter" and caramel. The caramel is poured into the pan followed by the cake mix and then the flan mixture is poured around the edges of the pan. The flan settles to the bottom. When the pan is flipped after baking the flan is covering the top of the cake. I have also heard of people adding coke to the cake batter instead of the regular method.

Not sure if I will like it as commericial mixes are just too sweet for me but the folks at work might enjoy it. I might give it a try.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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  1. This sounding so intriguing and I need a flan birthday recipe for a dear friend turning 73 this week that I went looking. Go to Its done with mixes and such but I think you could follow the construction of it using your own recipes for the flan and cake.

    With regard to coke in cake batter, I saw a recipe recently that did exactly that and its supposed to be wonderful. Might have been on but try to search.

    Let me know if it works!

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    1. re: AlaskaChick

      i saw this cake on Lindsey's Luscious blog. It's the "i cannot abide a flan" cake. Here's the link.... is this what you're looking for? it sounds very very sweet, and perhaps homemade ingredients can be subbed for commercial ones. Scroll down to April 26...


    2. As you can see this recipe is not chocolate, but maybe you could substitute a chocolate cake mix for the yellow cake mix. This is a recipe from a friend of mine. I made it last year for Cinco de Mayo. It was good and there really is a "flan" layer. I'm sure the folks at work will like it.


      1 yellow cake mix - mix according to pkg. directions
      1/4 - 1/2 cup caramel sundae topping
      1 large can evaporated milk
      1 can sweetened condensed milk
      4 eggs

      Spray Bundt pan with Pam; set aside. Pour caramel sundae topping into the bottom of the Bundt pan. Mix cake mix according to pkg. directions; pour over caramel sundae topping. In blender, put both milks and eggs in. When blended, gently pour over cake mix. Bake in water bath 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cake sit for 15 minutes before turning it out onto a serving platter. When you turn it out, the Flan is on top with the sauce running over it. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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      1. re: happyhomemaker

        Well, I made the cake. It is a very interesting and unique recipe. It is a very moist and tasty cake, however, I'm not sure that I liked the combination of chocolate cake with the flan.

        Maybe one of the following would be better: yellow cake, coconut cake or rum cake. I think I will try it again with one of the above... Thanks for the help folks!

      2. I made the cake but used the yellow cake instead of chocolate....not one scrap left....and the flan lover thought it was the best she ever had. When polled, they thought it would be good with chocolate but I remain unconvinced of that. If you try the rum cake, let me know - I think that's my next stop.