Caramel Magic Cake. Yep, it's exactly that! A cake and a flan all in one. A truly magical dessert! Similar to a magic cake! Easy to make and really yummy! This is such a delicious dessert and a great comfort food recipe to enjoy.

Caramel Magic Cake. Yep, it's exactly that! A cake and a flan all in one. A truly magical dessert! Similar to a magic cake! Easy to make and really yummy!

This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our great cooks, Carina.

She's always coming up with great recipes, and here we have a recipe for Caramel Cake Flan. It's a cross between a Leche / Flan / Egg Custard and a cake!

The combination of evaporated milk and condensed milk turns this cake into a caramel-type flan so you get a dulce de leche flavor.

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Carina says it is really AWESOME and yes, the possibilities are endless!

You could even line the bottom with apple or pear slices in the caramel so it comes out like an upside down cake!

Recipe by Carina Duclos

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

50 - 55 minutes

Yield

8 moulds

I used ceramic moulds/ramekins ( mine are 4 inches diameter and 2 inches deep) and because I don’t have 8, I used 5 and added the remaining mix into one large baking dish.

Ingredients

For the Cake

1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla

For the Flan

1 12-oz can evaporated milk
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

For the base of the moulds

1 cup dulce de leche

Instructions

1. Set the oven to 350 F. Butter the bottom and sides of each mold. Pour the dulce de leche evenly between all molds

Cake Base

2. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy and add vanilla. Then, beat in the egg.

3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. At medium speed, beat in half of the flour mixture and half of the buttermilk into the butter/sugar mixture. Then, beat in the remaining. Mix for an additional 2 or 3 minutes.

4. In a blender mix eggs, vanilla, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.

Let the magic work now:

5. Pour the cake batter into each mould ( make sure you put the same amount) Then, pour the flan mixture on top.

6. Place the moulds in a deep large pan or baking dish. Pour hot water into the baking pan up to halfway the height of the moulds.

Cover the pan with aluminum foil and seal and bake for about 50 to 55 minutes (check with a toothpick that the cake is done). Remove from the water bath, let it cool.

Caramel Magic Cake. Yep, it's exactly that! A cake and a flan all in one. A truly magical dessert! Similar to a magic cake! Easy to make and really yummy! | Lovefoodies.com
Before
Caramel Magic Cake. Yep, it's exactly that! A cake and a flan all in one. A truly magical dessert! Similar to a magic cake! Easy to make and really yummy! | Lovefoodies.com
After

Remember you put the cake batter first and the flan on top? Well, you will find the flan went to the bottom and married the dulce de leche and the cake ended on top!! How cool this is eh?

Refrigerate a couple of hours, turn out onto a plate, so it is 'upside down' and enjoy!

Caramel Magic Cake. Yep, it's exactly that! A cake and a flan all in one. A truly magical dessert! Similar to a magic cake! Easy to make and really yummy!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our Caramel Magic Cake recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

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Caramel Magic Cake. Yep, it's exactly that! A cake and a flan all in one. A truly magical dessert! Similar to a magic cake! Easy to make and really yummy!

Caramel Magic Cake

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Caramel Magic Cake. Yep, it's exactly that! A cake and a flan all in one. A truly magical dessert! Similar to a magic cake! Easy to make and really yummy!

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the Flan:

  • 1 12- oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 14- oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the base of the moulds:

  • 1 cup dulce de leche

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 350 F. Butter the bottom and sides of each mold. Pour the dulce de leche evenly between all molds

Cake Base:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy and add vanilla. Then, beat in the egg.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. At medium speed, beat in half of the flour mixture and half of the buttermilk into the butter / sugar mixture. Then, beat in the remaining. Mix for an additional 2 or 3 minutes.

Easy Flan:

  1. In a blender mix eggs, vanilla, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  2. Let the magic work now:
  3. Pour the cake batter into each mould ( make sure you put the same amount) Then, pour the flan mixture on top.
  4. Place the moulds in a deep large pan or baking dish. Pour hot water into the baking pan up to halfway the height of the moulds. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and seal and bake for about 50 to 55 minutes (check with a toothpick that the cake is done). Remove from the water bath, let it cool.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 621Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 444mgCarbohydrates: 91gFiber: 0gSugar: 80gProtein: 17g

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12 thoughts shared

  1. Followed the recipe exact and practically nothing has changed after 50mins in the oven. Just ramekins of liquid. Complete disappointment and a waste of ingredients.

  2. We followed the directions 100% and baked it at 350 for 55 minutes with the foil and an additional 20 minutes without the foil…..and nothing but a soupy sloppy mess. The cake did not bake into a cake at all….and the custard did not gel. VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE RECIPE.

    1. Hi Marsha, thanks very much for letting us know. Hopefully it still tasted good! For next time, if you don;t want to use ramekins, like in the recipe, perhaps a deep pie dish will be suitable for you :)

    1. Hi Jenn, Not sure which country you are in, (everyone calls it something different!), but Dulce De Leche is a type of caramel sauce. if you can’t get it in the supermarket, (it is usually in the baking section), you can look for a Can of Carnation or Eagle Brand Caramel flavored Sweetened Condensed Milk. If you wanted to make it yourself from scratch, we have a recipe here, it’s easy to do, but it does take a little time, https://lovefoodies.com/how-to-make-dulce-de-leche-caramel.html Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Sandra, yes, you can use one large pan, however, please be aware it will need to bake in a water bath to ensure even and gentle cooking (otherwise the batter won’t separate in to the layers described). So make sure the pan you use will fit into a larger pan for the water bath where you will be able to pour water in it. Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Alex, I don’t see why you couldn’t! I would be sure to grease the pan very well (you know bundt pans are always a little harder to stop from sticking because of the patterns and grooves, and also I would imagine the cook time will be a little longer, but you can keep an eye on that as it’s cooking. Follow the same instructions and I am sure it will be fine! Happy baking!