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Chocolate Flan Cake

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars

"This flan, when inverted, rests on a rich chocolate cake layer and is topped with melted caramel."
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2 h 20 m servings 365 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings


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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 12-cup fluted tube pan with no-stick cooking spray. Place piece of rolled up foil in tube of pan to prevent cake from baking over top. Pour caramel topping into prepared pan.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions using the water, oil and eggs. Pour evenly over caramel topping.
  3. Combine cream cheese, eggs, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla in blender container. Process until blended. Pour slowly over cake batter. NOTE: While baking, the cake rises and the milk mixture goes to the bottom.
  4. Coat piece of foil with no-stick cooking spray. Cover pan, coated side down, tightly with foil. Place pan in large roasting pan. Pour hot water into roasting pan to a depth of 2 inches.
  5. Bake 2 hours or until toothpick in center still has a few moist crumbs. Place cake on cooling rack. Cool 15 minutes. Remove foil and invert onto serving plate. Cool 1 hour at room temperature. Chill 4 hours or overnight.


  • Be careful when inverting hot cake onto serving plate. Place plate upside down on top of pan, place another cooling rack on top, then invert.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 365 calories; 15.6 g fat; 35.1 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g protein; 93 mg cholesterol; 324 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Seriously...this flan turned out great! I've never made a flan, ever , much less one sitting on top of a chocolate cake. I didn't even have a pan for it, so I picked one up at Kroger's for like ...

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I did leave it for 2 hours as the recipe said and the flan did not go to bottom and cake mixture did not rise... Also cake mixture did not cook or set it was still batter. And I have a relativel...

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Seriously...this flan turned out great! I've never made a flan, ever , much less one sitting on top of a chocolate cake. I didn't even have a pan for it, so I picked one up at Kroger's for like ...

This cake is sooooooooo good !!! Made it exactly as written. Used a rose pattern bunt cake pan. Only had to bake it for 1 hour and 25 min, I let it sit in the hot water after I took it out of ov...

Wonderful! Did as the others suggested,left it in pan with water for 10 min and had no trouble taking it out. Family and friends loved it; will be making again very soon.

I'd been questing after a good chocolate flan cake recipe after we had it had a party, my family and I LOVED it, but the person who made it was all secretive about the recipe and wouldn't give i...

This cake is delicious! Very moist, and the flan gives it the perfect sweetness. Perfect the way it is. I didn't change a thing in this recipe. I feel that people who rate and then change ingre...

Easy Recipe with Amazing Results! I combined this recipe with the Cola Cake recipe on this website. It requires less ingredients and the cake mix floats a lot quicker due to carbonation. I als...

This is my first flan cake. We don't have caramel topping in my area, so I prepared a homemade one following a recipe from another website. I didn't find devil cake mix so I used the fudge cake ...

If you ever hope to bring anything else to any potluck or event EVER, do not make this cake! It is so easy, and so good, you will be asked for every event to make this cake. That being said, i...

Delicious but more of a cheesecake than a flan. Traditional flan does not include cream cheese so this made the flan part more dense and creamy. It was still a huge hit with everyone, myself inc...