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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Chocolate Flan Cake

Ingredients for the chocolate cake
Butter at room temperature-10 tbsp
Sugar-1 cup
Egg at room temperature-1
All purpose flour/Maida-1 & 3/4 cup
Baking powder-3/4 tsp
Baking soda-3/4 tsp
Cocoa powder-1/3 cup
Buttermilk-1 & 1/4 cup
Ingredients for the flan
Evaporated milk(12oz can)-1
Condensed milk-(14oz can)-1
Cream cheese at room temperature-4 oz
Eggs-3
Vanilla essence-1tbsp
For garnish
Cajeta(Mexican caramel sauce)-1/4 cup
Chopped pecan or walnuts-1/4 cup
Method
Put an oven rack in the middle of the oven & preheat to 350 deg.F.Coat a bundt pan with little butter,then coat the bottom with 1/4 cup cajeta & place in a large roasting pan with water.(The roasting pan will serve as a water bath during baking)
For the cake
Cream butter & sugar till light & fluffy,then beat in the eggs.Sift together the flour,baking powder,baking soda& cocoa powder.Beat 1/3 of the flour mixture & 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 all ingredients under flan.Blend on high for 30 seconds.
Assembling
Scoop the cake mixture into the prepared bundt pan & spreading evenly.Slowly pour the flan mixture over the cake batter.Cover it with a foil & add about 1 inch of hot water to the roasting pan.
Carefully slide the pan into the oven & bake for 1 hour or until the surface of the cake is firm to touch.Cool the cake completely & then invert it.Garnish it with chopped nuts,cajeta & serve.

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