Rating: 4.5 stars
110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 1

This cake has a reputation! A sweet and tempting caramel is drizzled into a greased Bundt® pan, followed by a gorgeous smooth mixture for a moist and rich chocolate cake and a layer of flan. Serve topped with more melted cajeta if you wish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr 1 min
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 26 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Cake:
Flan:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease the base and sides of a 10-inch fluted tube pan. Dust lightly with flour; tap to remove excess.

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  • Fill a shallow baking pan with enough water to come 1/3 of the way up the sides of the tube pan. Place water bath in the oven to warm up while it is preheating.

  • Pour caramel sauce into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until warm and pourable, about 1 minute. Pour into the prepared tube pan, covering the base completely.

  • Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder together in a bowl.

  • Beat 1/2 cup plus 2 1/2 tablespoons butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 egg and coffee. Alternate adding flour mixture and milk, mixing well between additions. Pour cake batter evenly over caramel in the tube pan.

  • Combine evaporated milk, condensed milk, 4 eggs, and vanilla extract in the bowl of a food processor; blend until smooth. Pour over cake batter through a fine sieve.

  • Bake in the water bath in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the chocolate cake comes out clean, about 1 hour.

  • Let cake cool, about 1 hour. Carefully run a thin knife around the edges to loosen the cake, cover with a serving plate, and flip onto the plate.

Tips

Cook's Note:

You can replace the cajeta sauce with a traditional caramel if preferred. Gently heat 1/2 cup white sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat until melted and golden brown, then pour into your greased and floured pan.

Nutrition Facts

459 calories; protein 12.1g; carbohydrates 59.4g; fat 20.3g; cholesterol 132.6mg; sodium 364.3mg. Full Nutrition
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