how to make chocoflan cake

How To Make Chocoflan Cake

Maybe you’ve been wondering how to make chocoflan cake or you just stumbled on this article. Anyhow, you are in luck because this piece would help you know how to make this delightfully moist and mouth watering magical dessert.

Chocoflan cake is a combination of flan, chocolate cake and caramel sauce. It is also known as impossible cake mainly because of the magic of the flan getting to the base of the cake. The scientific explanation for that is as follows:-

The combination of baking soda and buttermilk in the cake batter produces gas that makes the lighter than the flan. This now makes the flan which is denser than the cake to sink while the cake batter that’s lighter rises to the top.  Additionally, baking the cake in a water bath also facilitates the process by which the batter and flan mixtures reverse position while baking.

This recipe is also baked in a water bath to help the cake retain its moisture and texture by providing moist heat to the oven. Furthermore, the water bath also  slows down direct heat from the oven and helps the cake bake more evenly.

Some bakers have been known to switch the chocolate cake for vanilla or other flavors. That makes it a flan cake and not a chocoflan cake but the concept is still the same and a winner always.


How To Make Chocoflan Cake – Tools Needed


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Bundt pan

Roasting pan


Measuring cups and spoons

Aluminum foil


How To Make Chocoflan Cake – Recipe #1


For The Chocolate Cake You’ll Need :-

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For The Caramel Sauce Layer You’ll Need :-

Approximately ¼ Cup of caramel sauce or dulce de leche

For The Flan You’ll Need The Following:-

4 Large Eggs

One 14 oz Can, 412 ml or 1 and ¾ Cup Condensed Milk (sweetened)

1, 12 oz Can,353 ml or 1 and ½ Cup Evaporated Milk


Instructions For Preparation And Baking

Bake the cake

Follow this link to check out the recipe for a chocolate cake and how to bake it. You can also choose to use a chocolate cake mix. If you do, follow the instruction on the box of the cake mix.

Make the caramel

You can use a homemade caramel or use store bought sauce. If you want to use homemade sauce just place sugar and water in a saucepan and put on the stove. Boil until it caramelizes. Some people love to use dulce de leche.

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Next coat a 10 inch Bundt pan liberally with vegetable shortening or cooking spray. Then pour the caramel into the Bundt pan.

Finally, pour the chocolate cake batter on top of the caramel layer in the Bundt pan.

Make the Flan

Place all the ingredients for the flan in a blender and blend on high until well incorporated. This should take only about 30 seconds.

Assemble and Bake

Pour the flan batter gradually on top of the chocolate cake batter. Cover the baking pan with aluminum foil and place the pan in a roasting pan. Pour some boiling water into the roasting pan (about halfway of the Bundt pan).

Place the roasting pan in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Farhenhiet and bake for about one and half hours. Check the cake after one hour; if it isn’t done yet, you can remove the foil and bake for additional 20 or 30 minutes.

The cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.  Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool for an hour. Next place it in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours. Some decorators like to leave it in fridge overnight.

Turn Out And Serve

Remove the cake from the fridge when you are ready to serve. Turn the Bundt pan over onto a serving platter; the cake would turn out flan side up. And surprise!! The flan is now on top of the chocolate instead on under it. That’s actually why some people also call it the magical dessert.

This recipe was adapted from

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To Make The Cake You Need The Following:-

¾ Cup or 90 g Flour

⅓ Cup or 40 g Cocoa Powder

½ Teaspoon Baking Soda

Pinch of Salt

4 oz or 110 g  Bittersweet Chocolate (chopped)Approximately one cup

85 g, 3 oz or ¾ Stick Butter (unsalted)

113 g , ½ Cup or 4 oz Sugar

½ Cup, 118 ml or 4 fl oz Buttermilk

2 Eggs

¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence

For The Caramel Sauce Layer You Need: –

½ Cup Caramel Sauce, Cajeta or dulce de leche. You can also mix all the three; it would make a great twist.

To Make The Flan Batter You’ll Need The Following:-  

Two 14oz Cans Condensed Milk (sweetened)

2 and ½ Cups, 825ml or 20 fl oz Whole Milk

½ Cup, 113g or 4oz Cream Cheese

5 Whole Eggs and 5 Large Egg Yolks

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence

¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 

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Instructions For Preparation and Baking

First of all, grease a 10 inch Bundt pan generously and flour lightly. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Make The Caramel Sauce Layer

You can buy all the ingredients stated that can be used for the caramel sauce layer. If you are interested in learning how to make dulce de leche, click here to find out how.

Pour the caramel sauce into the well-greased pan; ensure that it covers the base of the baking pan.

Prepare The Cake Batter

(i) Place flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda in a mixing bowl and set aside.

(ii) Get a small microwaveable bowl and place the butter and sugar in it. Microwave for about two minutes or until totally melted.

(iii) In another large mixing bowl, place the buttermilk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla and combine well. Add the melted chocolate and butter to the above mix and whisk well.

(iv) Finally, add the dry ingredients to the mixture. Mix just until well incorporated; do not over mix the batter.

(v) Pour the batter over the caramel layer.

Make The Flan

Place all the ingredients for the flan in the blender and blend for about a minute. When the batter is well incorporated, pour it over the chocolate cake batter. Do this gently until the flan get to about a quarter to the top of the Bundt pan.

Bake The Cake

Finally, follow the steps in the first recipe to bake the cake.

You can serve the cake drizzled with dulce de leche.

This recipe was adapted from


Check out this video for more instructions on how to make a chocoflan cake.


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