Having a toddler really makes you appreciate your plastic ware…. I can’t tell you how many of my glass measuring cups and spoons have met their demise shattered all over my kitchen floor. The light bulb went on and I invested in plastic ware instead. Toddlers also make you realize how your alone time with your Valentine can almost become non-existant unless you carefully plan out an adventure for two. Me and my honey celebrated V-day early (that’s when we could get a babysitter) with a picnic in the woods…. I of course made one of his favorite treats, Choco-Flan. Thanks to all the stars in the sky my plastic carrier got the precious cargo from point A to point B in one piece.
Chocolate Cake Ingredients:
1/2 – cup cajeta
1 – box devils food chocolate cake mix (add water, vegetable oil, and eggs according to box directions)
1/4 – cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.In a mixer bowl, combine chocolate box mix cake water, eggs, and vegetable oil. Mix on medium for 2 minutes on slow, then bring the speed up to medium high for 2 more minutes.
In a 12 cup bundt pan. Coat with a non-stick baking spray, then pour in cajeta to bottom of pan.
Then take cake batter and slowly pour over cajeta.
In a tea kettle, fill with water and place over a high flame. While waiting for water to boil, make flan blend.
4 – ounces cream cheese (I use Philadelphia Cream Cheese at room temperature)
1 – 12 0z. can of evaporated milk
1 – 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 – tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 – tablespoon almond extract
4 – large eggs
In a blender add cream cheese, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, almond extract, and eggs. Blend on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Once flan mixture is blended, slowly pour in a circle over cake batter, a little bit at a time. Then sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.
Next take a piece of aluminum foil (enough to cover top of bundt pan) and coat with non-stick baking spray. Loosely place sprayed aluminum foil on top of bundt pan and cover. Then place covered bundt pan in a large baking dish and fill halfway with super hot water from tea kettle.
Lastly, place the covered pan in hot bath in oven on middle rack and let bake for 1 hour.
Once cake is baked, remove from hot bath and remove aluminum foil. Let cool in the pan for 2 hours, next run a butter knife along the edge of pan to pull cake away from pan, then flip it over onto a plate. Or on the plate of a cake carrier.
Slowly lift pan up away from plate. There you have it….PERFECT Choco-FLAN! Put it in the fridge for another 6 hours and eat it chilled. If you are taking the cake to a party top with the carrier lid and transport your choco-flan safe and sound.
Hecho Con Amor!!
All Photos by Mando Lopez
Disclosure: This post is part of the Plastics make it Possible for Valentine Bloggers Bake OFF campaign. Thank you Ogilvy Public Relations for making me the featured baker. I was provided with bakeware to aid this recipe.
20 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Choco-Flan for your Special Valentine”
Wow that is beautiful! I am having a sweet tooth!
This choco-flan is heavenly! I will TRY and make it…apparently my Valentine is a choco-flan fan now. 🙂
Did you make this for me?! Awww thanks! 🙂
holy moly! that looks swell! 2 desserts in 1…
Wow! That has to be one of the prettiest desserts I have ever seen!
Oh. Dear. God. *drools*
wow. chocolate cake and flan… how interesting…. i’m working on my #FlanFridays V-day flan, too! I’m thinking chocolate, but in a super crazy way! I love how you added the V-day candies on the side. And, I’m glad yours made it to the picnic area in one piece!
Yup, I’m thinking someone should make it for me.
Nicole!!! Siempre me dejas con muchos antojos! This looks delicious!! Can I go to celebrate with you guys?lol
What? Chocolate and flan? I’m drooling! Looks soooooo good!
You had me at chocolate chip! Never tried this but I adore chocolate!
Gorgeous! Just an FYI this would totally never make it to anyone. I’m a chocolate addict so I’d have to enjoy this solo!
Firstly, congratulations on being chosen Ogilvy’s featured blogger/baker for the Valentine’s Bake-off! Secondly, I love how you mixed it up by combining a traditional flan, cake, and even chocolate chip cookie recipes. You are the definition of fusion!
Looks gorgeous, and actually sounds less complicated to make than it looks.
I found your chocoflan recipe and am super excited to try it. I love chocoflan! I have a question about it. You poured the cake batter in first and then the flan mixture after. I’m assuming that the flan settles to the bottom while baking??
I have attempted chocoflan before but with brownie mix and it didn’t turn out.
Please keep me posted. I’d love to try this version. Thanks!
You are exactly right! Try this recipe… it’s great!
I LOVE your blog… I have made several of chocoflans cakes and they have been a Success! By far the most easy and yummy recipe ever.
My family adores your Choco-flan…it’s super easy & looks amazing. I’ve been asked to bake it again for the 4th of July. 🙂
I baked it twice and all my friends love it.thank you for the reciepe!
I mean i made it twice and my friends always love it.
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