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Chocolate Caramel Turtle Flan

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Flan
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12

Chocolate cake topped with a creamy flan and drizzled with dulce de leche. ...MORE+ LESS-

Girl Who Ate Everything
August 29, 2017

Ingredients

For the cake:

1
cup dulce de leche
3/4
cup butter, softened
1
cup sugar
1
whole egg
3/4
cup Gold Medal™ flour
1
cup cake flour
3/4
teaspoon baking powder
3/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/3
cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk

For the flan:

1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
4
whole eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla extract
1
teaspoon coconut extract

Cake toppings:

1
cup dulce de leche
1/2
cup finely chopped pecans

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F and position oven rack to the middle.
  • 2
    Generously butter a 10-inch Bundt pan and sprinkle with flour or use Baker's Joy™ cooking spray.
  • 3
    Tip the pan and tap out excess flour. Warm the dulce de leche a little bit to soften it and pour it over the bottom of pan to coat evenly.
  • 4
    For the cake: In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until light in color. Scrape the bowl. Beat in the egg. Sift together the flour, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and cocoa. With the mixer on medium-low, beat in about 1/2 of flour mixture, followed by 1/2 of buttermilk. Repeat. Scrape bowl, then raise the speed to medium-high and beat for 1 minute. Pour batter into the Bundt pan and spread evenly.
  • 5
    For the flan: In a blender combine the sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk, the eggs and both extracts. Blend until smooth.
  • 6
    Slowly pour the flan mixture over cake batter.
  • 7
    Pull out the oven rack, set the cake into larger pan, then set both pans on rack. Pour 6 cups of hot water around the cake. Carefully slide the pans into the oven and bake for about 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the water bath and cool at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • 8
    Refrigerate cake for several hours or overnight. Carefully run a thin bladed knife around the edge of the cake to free the edges. Invert a rimmed serving platter or large plate over the cake pan, grasp the two tightly together, then turn them upside down. Gently jiggle the pan back and forth and let the cake release and drop.
  • 9
    Drizzle the reserved cup of dulce de leche over the cake and sprinkle with pecans. Slice and serve.
  • 10
    (Adapted from The Not So Impossible Cake - Chocoflan )
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
14g
68%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
390mg
16%
Potassium
550mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
85g
28%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
65g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Flan can be terribly intimidating – chocolate cake topped with flan takes it to another level of intimidation! But this Chocolate Caramel Turtle Flan really could not be any easier and is pretty foolproof. I was really happy with how this turned out, and it was completely different from anything I've ever made. Once you have baked and cooled the cake, invert it on your serving plate. Now here's the moment that strikes fear in any and all bakers out there. Will it come out? Did you grease your pan well enough? Since we put some dulce de leche on the bottom of the pan, this cake is more forgiving than most. And yes, mine came out beautifully. This cake is moist and flavorful. It's a perfect ending to any Mexican meal!
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