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Magic Flan Cake

Magic Flan Cake - a delicious cake with a chocolate cake and flan cake layer. The magic happens when it bakes as the chocolate layer floats to the top and the flan to the bottom. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: cake recipe, flan cake, magic flan cake
Servings: 14
Calories: 478kcal


Chocolate Cake


  • 28 oz condensed milk sweetened
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk room temperature
  • 6 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 6 large eggs room temperature
  • 4 large egg yolks room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Spray an angel food cake pan (without a removable bottom) with cooking spray. Pour the caramel sauce evenly over the bottom of the pan.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and mix; set aside. In a microwave safe bowl and the chocolate and butter and microwave in 30 seconds intervals until chocolate is melted and it's smooth. Mine took about 1 minute and 30 seconds. Add buttermilk, sugar, eggs and vanilla to the melted chocolate and whisk until it's smooth. Pour chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until it well incorporated and smooth. Pour the chocolate batter evenly over the caramel in the angel food cake pan.
  • To make the flan simply add all the flan ingredients to a blender and process on low until smooth. Be careful, there's a lot of batter here, so you want to make sure you do this on low otherwise it might explode all over. Pour the flan batter over the chocolate in the pan.
  • Place the cake pan in a large roasting pan and place it in the oven. Add enough hot water to the roasting pan to reach halfway up the sides of the pan. Careful so you don't burn yourself.
  • Bake the cake for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, mine took about 1 hour and 40 minutes, or until you insert a toothpick in the cake and it comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake completely in the pan and refrigerate it overnight.
  • Next day, fill the roasting pan with water, or your sink and place the bottom of the cake pan in the water to warm the caramel and the flan portion of the cake. You only need to do this for a couple minutes.
  • Carefully turn the cake onto a large serving platter or cake stand.


Please note to use a angel food cake pan with no removable bottom, as the caramel and batter will seep out of it.
Store the cake covered with plastic wrap in the fridge.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 1.9mg