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How To Make Mexican Chocoflan

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: March 6, 2022
How To Make Mexican Chocoflan

Do you want to know how to make chocoflan? It is a traditional Mexican dessert and is absolutely delicious. However, a certain level of culinary expertise is needed to be able to prepare this dish successfully. In fact, this dish is so complicated that it is also known as the 'impossible cake'. But we at OneHowTo want you to be able to make this delectable dessert too, which combines the best of a flan with a finger-licking good chocolate sponge cake. Read on and learn how to make Mexican chocoflan in a few steps. Dare to try it!

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Steps to follow:


The first step to make Mexican chocoflan is to preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (365 degrees Fahrenheit) above and below, so you have everything ready before starting with the recipe. Whilst it warms up, begin preparing the custard: beat eggs, milk (both condensed and evaporated) and vanilla in a bowl. When ready, set aside.

How To Make Mexican Chocoflan - Step 1

The next step is to add the caramel to the cake tin (if you prefer, you could use dulce de leche instead) and then add the ready-made chocolate cake mixture. If you don't like using these ready-made mixes, you could prepare your own chocolate sponge cake. Obviously, this will add to the preparation time.


Then, add the cake mixture on top of the mixture prepared in step 1. The first layer of the cake will therefore be caramel, the second chocolate cake and flan on top, making up the traditional layers of a chocoflan.

How To Make Mexican Chocoflan - Step 3

Now, cover with foil and bake in a bain-marie in the oven for 50 minutes, approximately. Check on the dessert regularly to see how it's cooking. To make the bain-marie, take a tray with high rim and fill with water until the cake tin is half covered.


OneHowTo recommends checking on the chocoflan after 40 minutes, by inserting a skewer into it. It normally takes 50 minutes to cook through, depending on the power of your oven. When the skewer comes out clean, turn off your oven and leave the chocoflan to cool. When cool, remove the cake from the tin and, as a final touch, add some delicious dulce de leche on top or a little more caramel. Hey presto! Enjoy this chocoflan recipe with your loved ones.

How To Make Mexican Chocoflan - Step 5
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