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slices of Impossible Chocolate Flan Cake on white serving plates
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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!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: chocoflan, flan cake
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 555kcal
Author: Sanna Talavera

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce butter, softened (for greasing the pan)
  • 1/4 cup dulce de leche (homemade or store-bought)

For the Chocolate Cake

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 1/4 cup milk, room temperature

For the Flan

  • 1 can (14 ounces) condensed milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 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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Nutrition

Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 784IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 2mg