Spice cake adds a wonderful twist to this Mexican delight!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cakes
Advertisement

Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray 2 9-inch fluted tube cake pans (such as Bundt® pans) with cooking spray.

    Advertisement
  • Spread half the cajeta into the bottom of each prepared cake pan. Place sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, 4 eggs, and vanilla extract into a blender, cover the blender, and pulse several times to break up the eggs; blend until thoroughly mixed, about 30 seconds. Pour half the milk mixture into each cake pan.

  • Place the cake mix into a mixing bowl, add the water, vegetable oil, and 3 eggs, and beat with an electric mixer on low speed to combine, about 30 seconds; increase speed to medium, and beat until the cake batter is smooth, about 2 more minutes. Scrape half the cake mix into each pan, on top of the flan ingredients.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven, and flip pans over onto cake serving pans while still hot to remove from pans. Allow to cool before serving.

Cook's Note

If you cannot find cajeta (in the Mexican aisle at the store) you can substitute it by making it. You'll need a can of sweetened condensed milk and 2 teaspoons vanilla. In a pan on the stove (medium heat), pour the sweetened condensed milk and boil it down (low heat) until it caramelizes...about 30 minutes, then add vanilla. Done!

Nutrition Facts

394 calories; protein 9.5g; carbohydrates 54.2g; fat 15.8g; cholesterol 99.6mg; sodium 353.6mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (6)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2011
OMG the flavors are spectacular! I love this cake! A couple things I would like just one big cake not two little ones. Maybe cook a large cake in a water bath for a longer time. Also I was not familiar with the cajeta. It tasted good to me but I thought it was too sticky for people with dental issues aka dentures lol. I am going to try with Hersheys caramel syrup so my husband doesn't get lockjaw haha. LOVE THIS RECIPE - WILL DEFINITELY MAKE AGAIN! Read More
(38)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2015
I made this as directed and found a couple things didn't turn out so well. the cajeta was hard to spread and when I turned them over the cakes split from the flan. that was a real disappointment. the taste to me however was great! it wasn't as big as a hit as I thought it would be with my friends though. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2011
OMG the flavors are spectacular! I love this cake! A couple things I would like just one big cake not two little ones. Maybe cook a large cake in a water bath for a longer time. Also I was not familiar with the cajeta. It tasted good to me but I thought it was too sticky for people with dental issues aka dentures lol. I am going to try with Hersheys caramel syrup so my husband doesn't get lockjaw haha. LOVE THIS RECIPE - WILL DEFINITELY MAKE AGAIN! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2012
We call this flancocho back home in PR. We usually do not make it with spice cake but with yellow cake or by mixing in chunks of ready-made pound cake with the flan mixture. I wanted to try this recipe because of the cajeta and the spice cake variation. I think it is great but I did have a hard time with the cajeta (dulce de leche) because it was very hard to spread it evenly in the pans. What worked for me was putting some cajeta in the pans and then putting the pans in the oven for a few minutes for it to soften enough so that I could spread it easier. Still I would rather make a regular flan caramel (heating/caramelizing sugar and water) and use that next time instead of the cajeta. I think it would taste better and also it would look prettier when flipped. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2014
Perfect! Deefricking delicious. One is going to the family reunion where many good cooks will be gathered and one for the house. Perfect. Read More
(3)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2019
Have made it before as directed and loved it. Tried making it as one cake in a steam bath and it fell apart, so don't try it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2019
Made this tonight almost on a dare to myself. I was fairly certain it was going to be a disaster. It turned out wonderfully. The cake is moist the flan is almost perfect. I followed the recipe pretty much to the letter and am thrilled with the result. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2015
I made this as directed and found a couple things didn't turn out so well. the cajeta was hard to spread and when I turned them over the cakes split from the flan. that was a real disappointment. the taste to me however was great! it wasn't as big as a hit as I thought it would be with my friends though. Read More
Advertisement
Advertisement