7 Absolutely Irresistible Mexican Flan Recipes

Flan Mexicano (Mexican Flan)
Photo: ShellsBells

If you're looking for a rich, creamy, and decadent dessert you can make with pantry staples, your search ends with this collection of our best Mexican flan recipes. From simple flan made with few ingredients to layered flan cakes, you'll come back to these irresistible recipes again and again.

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Flan Mexicano (Mexican Flan)

Flan Mexicano (Mexican Flan)

"This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, who is from Durango, Mexico," says recipe creator Amy Shurts. "I had to beg her for years to give this recipe to me. Finally, she gave it to me for Christmas."

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Original Mexican Flan Napolitano

Original Mexican Flan Napolitano

This six-ingredient flan made with pantry staples (sweetened condensed milk, sugar, evaporated milk, eggs, cream cheese, and vanilla extract) is steamed instead of baked.

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Chocolate Caramel Flan Cake

Chocolate Caramel Flan Cake

"This cake layered with caramel, flan, and chocolate cake is sure to be a hit," according to recipe creator Sherbear1. "You can find this cake in most Mexican bakeries. The first time I tried it, I knew I had to find a good recipe. Finally after much pleading the woman gave it to me!"

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Flan II
Get this recipe: Flan II | Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!.

Make this decadent dessert with just three easy-to-find ingredients: sugar, eggs, and milk. Recipe creator Bobby Kleinveld calls it "the best dessert ever invented."

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Mexican Flan Cakes

Mexican Flan Cakes on a white dish

What's the secret ingredient in this irresistible twist on traditional flan? A package of spice cake mix. Sweetened condensed milk and dulce de leche add a rich creaminess that everyone will love.

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Flan de Queso (Cream Cheese Flan)

Flan de Queso (Cream Cheese Flan)
Milla D

"This is my favorite recipe, learned from my mother," says recipe creator damaris. "People love it and ask me for the recipe every time they try it, so here it is."

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Baked Flan

Baked Flan
Vanessa Barrios Contreras

"This is an awesome recipe for flan," raves reviewer Barbara V. "It was easy to make and well worth it! It came out better than any store bought flan I've ever bought!!!"

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More Inspiration

Chef John's Cheesecake Flan
Photo by Chef John.

Hungry for more? Check out our collections of Flan Recipes and Mexican Desserts next.

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