Try one of our Mexican dessert recipes for the perfect ending
to any dinner.
Chocolate Flan Cake
1 (18.25 oz.) box chocolate or devil's food cake mix
1 (10.9-oz.) jar cajeta (caramel topping) or Smuckerís caramel topping or
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1/2 C. fresh milk
8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350ļF. Spray a large (at least 12-cup) Bundt pan with nonstick
coating. Soften the cajeta in the jar in the microwave and pour into the
prepared pan. (If you canít find the cajeta or do not want to make your own,
substitute Smuckerís Caramel topping, but the Mexican cajeta has a richer
Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour the cake batter into the
cake pan over the caramel.
To make the flan, pour condensed, evaporated and fresh milks into a blender with
the cream cheese, vanilla and eggs. Mix well. Pour the flan mixture very slowly
over the cake batter. Cover the pan TIGHTLY with aluminum foil. Covering tightly
is very important.
Set the Bundt pan into a large pan and set on the oven rack and slide in.
Carefully pour hot water into the larger pan to a depth of 2 inches (The Bundt
pan will be sitting in 2 inches of water).
Bake cake for about 2 hours; do not uncover during this time.
5. After two hours, remove cake from water and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
Invert cake onto a large plate with rim. The cajeta will drip down the sides of
the cake. Cool completely then refrigerate.
Note: Even though the flan is poured on top of the cake batter, it will sink to
the bottom of the pan.