Impossible Chocolate Flan Cake

Impossible Chocolate Flan Cake

Chocolate Magic Flan Cake combines two favorite desserts in one! Part moist chocolate cake and part creamy custard, it’s the ultimate sweet treat!

Impossible Chocolate Flan Cake is easy to make and sure to wow the crowd. A luscious combination of caramel, chocolate cake, and (leche) flan, it’s the ultimate baked treat!

If you love a moist chocolate cake and a creamy flan, you are in luck. I am going to show you how to make a stunning Impossible flan cake that combines these two dessert favorites in one delectable treat!

 

What is magic chocoflan

The cake is made up of three components and baked in a bundt pan. The layering starts with the dulce de leche, followed by the chocolate batter and, finally, the flan. As it bakes, the cake rises to the top, and the custard sinks to the bottom.

Once the cake is released from the pan and inverted the cake on the serving platter, you’ll find that the chocolate and flan layer have magically switched places! You get a gorgeous cake with a luscious caramel glaze sitting on top.

How to make

making chocolate cake batter in a bowl

 

Chocolate cake layer

  • To prevent lumps in the batter, make sure that the milk and eggs are at room temperature.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until thick and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and continue to beat.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and add half of the mixture into the mixing bowl.
  • Add half of the milk. Beat the mixture until the dry ingredients are just moistened.
  • Add the remaining half of the dry mixture and the milk and beat just until the ingredients are incorporated. Do not overmix as it will result in a dense cake.

Flan layer

  • In a mixing bowl, combine condensed milk, evaporated milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir until well incorporated.
  • Using a fine-mesh sieve, strain the mixture into a spouted container.

making chocoflan cake in a bundt pan

 

Assembling layers

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease a 12-cup bundt pan with softened butter and add the dulce de leche, swirling to cover the bottom of the bundt pan.
  • Spoon the chocolate batter on top of the dulce de leche, making sure to fill the pan evenly. Using an angled spatula, smoothen the top.
  • Carefully pour the flan mixture over the chocolate batter.
  • Cover the bundt pan with aluminum foil, securing the edges.

Baking the cake

  • Set the bundt pan on a roasting pan and place inside the oven. Carefully pour about two inches of hot water into the roasting pan to create steam inside the oven as the cake bakes.
  • In a 350 F oven, bake the cake for about 60 minutes without opening the oven door to keep the steam from escaping.
  • After 60 minutes, check the cake by inserting a skewer in the middle. The cake is ready if the skewer comes out with some soft chocolate cake crumbs.
  • Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool completely on the roasting pan.
  • To release the cake, gently shake the roasting pan from side to side to loosen the cake.
  • Invert a cake serving plate over the bundt pan and carefully turn it over. Gently lift the bundt pan from the plate, releasing the cake.
  • Serve the flan cake right away or refrigerate to chill completely.

slice of chocolate flan cake in a white serving plate

And here you have it, layers of decadence in one ultimate treat. Caramel, flan, and chocolate in every slice!

I hope you try this chocoflan for your next baking project. You can also check out my black forest swiss roll and floating island dessert recipes. Happy baking!

Ingredients:

1 ounce butter, softened (for greasing the pan)
¼ cup dulce de leche (homemade or store-bought)

For the Chocolate Cake

¾ cup sugar
5 ounces unsalted butter, softened
1 egg, room temperature
1 ¾ cup flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 ¼ cup milk, room temperature

For the Flan

1 can (14 ounces) condensed milk
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
4 eggs
½ tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Making the Chocolate Cake Layer

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer until thick and fluffy.

Add the egg and continue to beat.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda.

Add half of the dry ingredient mixture into the creamed butter and sugar mixture. Add half of the milk.

Beat the mixture until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Add the remaining half of the dry mixture and of the milk. Beat just until the ingredients are incorporated.

 

Making the Leche Flan Layer

In a mixing bowl, combine condensed milk, evaporated milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir until well incorporated.

Using a fine-mesh sieve, strain the mixture into a spouted container.

Baking the Chocoflan

Grease a 12-cup bundt pan with softened butter.

Add the dulce de leche, swirling to cover the bottom of the bundt pan. Set aside.

Spoon the chocolate batter into the bundt pan on top of the dulce de leche, making sure to fill the pan evenly. Using an angled spatula, smoothen the top.

Carefully pour the flan mixture into the bundt pan over the chocolate batter.

Cover the bundt pan with aluminum foil, securing the edges.

Set the bundt pan on a roasting pan and place it inside the oven. Carefully pour about two inches of hot water into the roasting pan.

In a 350 F oven, bake the cake for about 60 minutes without opening the oven door to keep the steam from escaping. After 60 minutes, check for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cake. If it comes out with some soft chocolate cake crumbs, the cake is ready.

Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool completely on the roasting pan. To release the cake, gently shake the roasting pan from side to side to loosen the cake.

Invert a serving plate over the bundt pan and carefully turn it over. Gently lift the bundt pan from the plate, releasing the cake.

Serve the flan cake right away or refrigerate to completely chill.

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Cassava Cake – Filipino Style Dessert

Cassava Cake – Filipino Style Dessert

 

My all time favorite Filipino dessert is Cassava Cake.  What you may ask is Cassava Cake?  It’s a sticky dessert made from the Cassava (Manihot esculenta) a starchy tuberous root widely cultivated in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.  It is a staple in the developing world.  When it’s dried its to a powdery or pearly extract we call it tapioca!

In the Philippines cassava is grated and used as the main ingredient for desserts including Suman, a sticky dessert wrapped in banana leaves.  I like that too, but my favorite is Cassava Cake the way my grandma used to make.  This so called cake isn’t really a cake, at least not in consistency.  It is not “cakey” or “spongy” at all, instead is has a sticky consistency similar to “mochi”.

I’ve had several versions of Cassava Cake, made by different friends hailing from other provinces of the Philippines. From what I have observed it seems that different regions prepare it differently.  I like our version the best, the bottom part has that same sticky consistency, but it has an almost custardy top layer.  My version is also pretty sweet, just perfect for my sweet tooth.    I do have to say that Cassava Cake may be an acquired taste, some folks love it and others can’t stand it.

This recipe has been in our family for years! The only difference in we’ve “modernized” it.  Back in the day my grandma and aunts would spend a day grating the cassava and coconut, then the evening soaking the grated coconut and squeezing out the milk.  These day we buy the frozen coconut milk and grated cassava, so much easier.  You can use canned coconut milk instead of the frozen one, but my aunt insists the frozen coconut milk is best.  You can buy both the frozen grated cassava and coconut milk at most Asian markets.   I hope you like it!

Ingredients:

1 16 oz. bag frozen grated cassava, thawed

1 16 oz. bag frozen coconut milk, thawed

1 Can Evaporated Milk

1 Can Condensed Milk

1/2 Cup Sugar

6 Egg Yolks

1/2 Stick Butter, Melted

 

Directions:

  1.  Mix all ingredients is a large bowl.  Stir well to make sure sugar dissolves and milks are well blended.
  2. Pour into 9″ x 13″ baking pan.
  3. Place filled pan into a larger roasting pan.
  4. Fill roasting pan with water until is reaches the half way point of the panning containing the cassava mixture.
  5. Place both pans in a 350 degree oven and steam for about an hour or until the middle is set.
  6. Cool and serve.

 


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1 9 x 13 Pan 10 Minutes
Cook Time
1 Hour
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1 9 x 13 Pan 10 Minutes
Cook Time
1 Hour
Ingredients
Servings: 9 x 13 Pan
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients is a large bowl. Stir well to make sure sugar dissolves and milks are well blended.
  2. Pour into 9" x 13" baking pan.
  3. Place filled pan into a larger roasting pan.
  4. Fill roasting pan with water until is reaches the half way point of the panning containing the cassava mixture.
  5. Place both pans in a 350 degree oven and steam for about an hour or until the middle is set.
  6. Cool and serve.
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Pandan Coconut Candy Recipe!

Pandan Coconut Candy Recipe!

Pandan Coconut Candy is popular in Asia and Southeast-Asian Countries. Pandan Coconut Candy can be found in variations from Singapore, Malaysia, India, Vietnam and Philippines. It has a sweet and very unique taste that you can’t resist and a very good sweet smell too.

This is my version of Pandan Coconut Candy Filipino Recipe! Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

½ cup condensed milk (4 oz/160g)

1 tsp. pandan paste

3 cups fresh grated coconut (300g)

½ cup sugar (110g)

 

Directions:

Grease a pan or rectangular container.

In a non-stick pan on medium low heat, combine pandan paste, condensed milk, sugar and coconut.

Stir constantly until coconut clumps together for 25 minutes.

Then transfer mixture to a container and level the surface with a spatula.

Press down firmly with a plastic wrapper or a wax paper and set candy aside to cool.

After 30 – 50 minutes, cut into 16 pieces with a well greased knife.

Allow candy to cool and set overnight.

Remove cubes from pan and store in an air-tight jar.

Serve with friends and family,

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  1. Grease a pan or rectangular container.
  2. In a non-stick pan on medium low heat, combine pandan paste, condensed milk, sugar and coconut.
  3. Stir constantly until coconut clumps together for 25 minutes.
  4. Then transfer mixture to a container and level the surface with a spatula.
  5. Press down firmly with a plastic wrapper or a wax paper and set candy aside to cool.
  6. After 30 – 50 minutes, cut into 16 pieces with a well greased knife.
  7. Allow candy to cool and set overnight.
  8. Remove cubes from pan and store in an air-tight jar.
  9. Serve with friends and family,
  10. Share, Share, Share and Enjoy!
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Pastillas de Leche – Filipino Style Recipe!

Pastillas de Leche is a Spanish dialect which means (milk tablets) or (milk pills) which basically describes this Spanish-Filipino sweet delicacy. This is made from evaporated milk with powdered milk and some mixtures to form a dough like mixture, formed into small shape and coated with sugar.

Pastillas de Leche are sweet, soft milk candies that are served for dessert and snacks. This is very easy to prepare and to cook. Today, I will give you my version of Pastillas de Leche Filipino style recipe. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

1 can 14 ounces, condensed milk

2 cups powdered milk, sifted

½ cup granulated sugar, sifted

 

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, place the condensed milk.

Fold-in gradually the powdered milk. “The texture of the mixture will be similar to dough once all the powdered milk was added completely.

Scoop some of the mixture and mold into cylinders.

Roll each molded cylindrical mixture on granulated sugar.

Wrap in a cellophane or paper.

Serve with friends and family,

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Pastillas de Leche - Filipino Style Recipe!
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4 - 5 people 10 mins.
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, place the condensed milk.
  2. Fold-in gradually the powdered milk. “The texture of the mixture will be similar to dough once all the powdered milk was added completely.
  3. Scoop some of the mixture and mold into cylinders.
  4. Roll each molded cylindrical mixture on granulated sugar.
  5. Wrap in a cellophane or paper.
  6. Serve with friends and family,
  7. Share and enjoy!
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Macapuno Balls Recipe

Macapuno Balls Recipe

It is called “Kopyor” in Indonesia and called Macapuno in Philippines. It is a coconut sport or naturally occurring coconut mutant which has an abnormal development of the endosperm. As a result, it is a soft jelly-like coconut flesh. Unlike a coconut fruit, Macapuno does not contain water inside but instead it is completely filled with thick and curdled white meat.

Macapuno meat is famous and widely used for making popular and world class sweets like macapuno ice cream, macapuno candy and macapuno preserves. Today, This is my version of Macapuno Balss Recipe. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

2 cups macapuno “mutant coconuts”, preserves

3 – 4 cans (300 ml) condensed milk

1 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup water

 

Directions:

In a pan over low heat, combine macapuno preserves and condensed milk.

Halfway, remove from heat and add the cornstarch which is “dissolved in a little water”

Blend well and continue cooking while stirring constantly.

Continue until it thickens till mixture separates from pan.

Let it cool and form little balls until all was form and get a plastic candy wrapper, wrap the Macapuno Balls.

Serve, Share and Enjoy!

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  1. In a pan over low heat, combine macapuno preserves and condensed milk.
  2. Halfway, remove from heat and add the cornstarch which is “dissolved in a little water”
  3. Blend well and continue cooking while stirring constantly.
  4. Continue until it thickens till mixture separates from pan.
  5. Let it cool and form little balls until all was form and get a plastic candy wrapper, wrap the Macapuno Balls.
  6. Serve, Share and Enjoy!
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