CHOCOFLAN
Recipe By: Marcela Valladolid

12 cup capacity Bundt pan
Softened butter to coat pan
1/4 cup cajeta or caramel sauce

For the cake:
10 tablespoon butter -- room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg -- room temperature
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup buttermilk

For the flan:
12 ounce evaporated milk
14 ounce sweetened condensed milk
4 ounce cream cheese -- room temperature
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For garnish:
1/4 cup cajeta or caramel sauce
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Put an oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.

Coat a Bundt pan with a little butter, then coat the bottom with 1/4 cup cajeta and put it in a large roasting pan. (The roasting pan will serve as a
water bath during baking.)

For the cake: Add the butter and sugar to a bowl and using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, beat until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa in a medium bowl. Beat 1/3 of the flour mixture, and 1/2 of the buttermilk into the egg
mixture. Repeat, ending with the flour mixture. Blend until well incorporated.

For the flan: In a blender, combine the evaporated milk, condensed milk, cream cheese, eggs and vanilla. Blend on high for 30 seconds.

Scoop the cake batter into the prepared Bundt pan and spreading evenly. Slowly pour the flan mixture over the cake batter. Cover with foil and add
about 1-inch of hot water to the roasting pan.

Carefully slide the pan into the oven, and bake 1 hour, until the surface of the cake is firm to the touch, or an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
When cake is done, remove from the water bath and cool completely to room temperature, about 1 hour.

Invert a large, rimmed serving platter over the Bundt pan, grasp tightly together, giggle a little and flip over. Remove the pan and scrape any
remaining cajeta from the pan onto the cake, garnish with chopped pecans and serve!

Serves: 10

Cook's Notes: The batters may appear to mix when you pour them into the pan, but they completely separate while baking, with the flan ending up on the
bottom when it's inverted. Traditionally, it is chilled 24 hours before serving. Let the Chocoflan rest for at least an hour or it will fall apart
when you unmold it.

Flan is a rich, creamy, cooked egg custard. It is often flavored with vanilla and baked in a water bath to retain its delicacy.

Cajeta is a thick and creamy spread or paste made with caramelized sugar and milk. It is used as a desert on its own or as a topping. Also known as
"dolce de leche," it is sold in many supermarkets, Latin specialty markets or online. It can be substituted with a thick caramel sauce.

This is a really nice dessert. I made it in one of those silicon Bundt pans. It worked well. So take a look at
http://www.flickr.com/terrypogue
It's very easy to do and I think it is nice enough for a dinner party.

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