Flan with Condensed Milk

Flan with Condensed Milk

You will love this flan recipe with condensed milk!

Victor and I share the same passion for homemade desserts! Both of us have been lucky enough to be part of large families where there is a good eating culture ; although , when the food is on the table you have to be fast enough to get your share 🙂

In our homes, desserts occupy an important place in the daily menu. Dessert is the last course ; however, it plays an important role in closing the meal in the best possible way. That´s why we always make them with great care and affection.

When Victor was little, he loved flan. As soon as he woke up, he had caramel flan for breakfast, for lunch and… for dinner! If it weren’t for his mother, I think, Victor would have only eaten flan!

What is Flan?

Flan is a very popular dessert in Spanish homes, and there are variations such as the classic flan, flan con queso, flan con café or this easy flan recipe with condensed milk, which custard is made with eggs, whole milk and condensed milk. This dessert is usually topped with caramel and baked in water bath.

A natural step for Victor was for him to learn how to make a flan.… so he could eat as many as he wanted; therefore, his grandmother gave him as present her recipe.

According to his little sister, one of the happiest memories of her childhood was when Victor made this flan for dessert: “His flans used to come out delicious, I still remember how smooth was the texture”.

To make this delicious flan you only need four ingredients: condensed milk, whole milk, eggs and sugar.

How to Make Flan with Condensed Milk

  • Preheat the oven to 356°F ( 180°C ).
  • Prepare the bain-marie as follows: Fill a baking dish with water, one-third full, and allow the water to heat in the oven when it is preheating.

Caramel Sauce

  • In a saucepan, add 125 grams of sugar and a teaspoon of water over high heat. Do not stir the sugar neither with wooden spoons nor metal spoons; just gently shake and tilt the saucepan until the sugar mixes well and browns evenly. As soon as it is golden brown, remove it from the heat and pour it in a large mold, or flanera. Set aside.

Custard

  • In a bowl, pour 370 grams (one container/can) of condensed milk. Use the same empty can as a measure, fill it up with whole milk and pour into the same bowl. Stir with a spatula until mixture is combined.
  • Separate 4 egg yolks from 4 egg whites.
  • In a separate bowl, add 4 egg yolks and whisk with a fork.
  • Add the egg yolks into the milk mixture and stir well with the spatula, or a whisk, until combined. Set aside.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff with a hand held mixer on high speed.
  • When the egg whites are stiff, fold into the yolk mixture. How? With the help of a spatula, gradually add the whites into the yolks and gently mix with folding movements ( a bottom-to-top and top-to-bottom motion ) until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the previously caramelized flan mold (flanera). Tip: pass the mixture through a strainer while pouring it into the flanera to get rid of lumps and bubbles.

Bain-Marie

  • Cover the flan mold with the lid and place it into the bain-marie you have already prepared in the oven. Close the oven door and bake for 50 minutes later. Make sure it is done by pricking a needle. If it comes out stained, leave it a few more minutes. If it comes out clean, it is ready. Tip: Another way to make the bain-marie is, just before baking, to fill the dish with boiling water until it reaches halfway up the flan mold.

Chilling Time

  • Allow it to cool for about ten minutes to room temperature before putting them in the refrigerator. The chilling time is 3 hours.
  • Before serving, unmold them with the help of a knife. Place a plate on top and turn the flanera upside down. Et voilà... you have the flan that will take you back to your childhood!

If you liked this flan recipe, I invite you to try this classic Spanish flan.

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Flan With Condensed Milk

You will love this recipe for flan with condensed milk! You only need four ingredients: condensed milk, whole milk, eggs and sugar.
4.84 from 18 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Chilling Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 8 people
CALORIES 263 kcal

Ingredients
  

Custard

  • 1 can condensed milk 370 grams
  • 1 can whole milk 300 ml
  • 4 eggs

Caramel Sauce

  • 125 grams sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 356°F ( 180°C ).
  • Fill a large baking dish halfway with water and allow the water to heat up.

Caramel Sauce

  • In a saucepan, add 125 grams of sugar and a teaspoon of water over high heat. As soon as it is golden brown, remove it from the heat and pour it in a large flan mold, or flanera. Set aside.

Custard

  • In a bowl, pour condensed milk. Use the same empty can as a measure and add 1 container of whole milk into the same bowl. Stir with a spatula until mixture is combined.
  • Separate 4 egg yolks from 4 egg whites.
  • In a separate bowl, add 4 egg yolks and whisk with a fork.
  • Add the egg yolks into the milk mixture and stir well with the spatula, or a whisk, until everything is well integrated. Set aside.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff with a hand held mixer on high speed.
  • When the egg whites are stiff, fold into the yolk mixture. With the help of a spatula, gradually add the whites into the yolks and gently mix with folding movements until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the previously caramelized flanera.

Bain-Marie

  • Cover the flan mold with the lid and place it into the bain-marie you have already prepared in the oven.
  • Bake for 50 minutes later.
  • If the needle comes out stained, leave it a few more minutes. If it comes out clean, it is ready.

Chilling Time

  • Allow it to cool for about ten minutes to room temperature  before putting them in the refrigerator. The chilling time is 3 hours.
  • Before serving, unmold them with the help of a knife. Place a plate on top and turn the flanera upside down. Et voilà... you have the flan that will take you back to your childhood!

EQUIPMENT

Flan Mold

NUTRITION

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 260mg | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Birthday Cake with Dulce de Leche

Birthday Cake with Dulce de Leche

One of my favourite cakes in our recipe book is this birthday cake with dulce de leche.

We all like to taste over and over again those flavours that reminds us of our childhood.

When you come across with a dessert that you liked so much in your childhood, you start to eat it with calmness and self-control, but you see that for some strange reason you lose that apparent control and you can’t stop eating … until you get sick of it! Then you rest for a while … you even think you’ll never try it again … but after a while you get back on track. This has happened to me sooooo many times!

And it’s the same for Victor with dulce de leche. He is capable of eating a whole pot in one day; furthermore, he eats it in every possible way: crepes with dulce de leche, dulce de leche cake, dulce de leche ice cream, dulce de leche flan or dulce de leche alone.

When eating dulce de leche, the moment he likes most is when dulce de leche curls up on his spoon.

Birthday Cake for Children and Adults

Can you imagine a giant alfajor? Well, that’s the image Victor always pictures this birthday cake with. When you taste the texture of it´s different layers at the same time, sponge cake and dulce de leche, it is impossible to leave a crumb on the plate!

It’s the perfect cake for birthdays!

Happy birth… mmmmmm. This cake will challenge all guests at your birthday party when it’s their turn to sing or congratulate without having their mouth full of cake. Well… maybe I exaggerate a bit… but I’m sure it won´t let you down. Furthermore, as you make this cake for more birthday parties or other events, you can customize the presentation of the cake to your liking.

This cake, alongside this chocolate cake, are the most popular birthday cakes in our families. It is a recipe from Victor’s grandmother, unlike any other recipe for cakes, and it is very easy to make.

How To Make Birthday Cake with Dulce de Leche

1. Preheat the oven to 356°F ( 180°C ).

Sponge Cake

2. Separate 4 egg yolks from 4 egg whites in two different bowls. Set aside the egg whites. Preferably eggs must be at room temperature.

3. Add 200 grams of sugar into the yolks, and beat with a hand held mixer until the yolks whiten and the sugar has dissolved.

4. Gradually add the sunflower oil into the yolks while whisking with handheld on medium speed, until the mixture absorbs the oil.

5. With two oranges, grate the peel of one orange and set aside it´s zest; then, squeeze the two oranges to make juice, and add it little by little into the yolk mixture with the handheld on medium speed until combined.

When wet ingredients are well mixed, it´s time to add dry ingredients.

6. In a third bowl, mix 250 grams of flour, a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of baking powder. Add a third of this mixture to the strainer, sift over the yolk mixture by gently tapping the sieve. At the same time, keep beating with the hand mixer on medium speed. Repeat this process three times until no lumps are formed.

7. Add the grated orange zest into the batter, and whisk on medium speed.

8. It’s time for the egg whites! Wash well the wire beaters to avoid mix any trace of egg yolk with egg white. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff peaks, and then add into the batter with a spatula making folding movements from bottom to top.

9. Pour the batter into a 8 inch cake pan. The pan has previously been buttered and floured so that the batter does not stick. Another option is to line the cake pan with parchment paper.

10. Bake for 45 minutes. I recommend you not to open the oven door during this time. When the time is up insert a cake tester (or a knife) into the center of the sponge cake to check whether it is done. If the tester comes out clean it is ready. If it comes out stained or wet, leave it for 5-10 minutes more.

Assembly

11. When the cake is ready, unmold it and let it cool on a wire rack. When it has completely cooled, cut it into three parts and fill each layer with dulce de leche. Be generous with the dulce de leche, each layer will give the cake its juiciness.

12. Now it’s time to cover the cake. Whip together 500 ml of heavy whipping cream and 150 grams of sugar with the hand held mixer until soft peaks. Then, cover the cake with the whipped cream… Et voilà! You have made a delicious birthday cake with dulce de leche.

If you liked this birthday cake, and you want to try making other cakes for birthday parties, I recommend you to try these recipes for spanish chocolate birthday cake, lemon meringue pie or chocolate mousse cake.

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Birthday Cake with Dulce de Leche

This recipe for birthday cake with dulce de leche will delight both children and adults.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 12 pieces
CALORIES 440 kcal

Ingredients
  

Sponge cake

  • 250 grams flour
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 125 grams sunflower oil
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Assembly

  • 1 jar dulce de leche
  • 500 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 150 grams sugar

Instructions
 

Bizcocho

  • Preheat the oven to 356°F ( 180°C ).
  • Separate 4 egg yolks from 4 egg whites in two different bowls. Set aside the egg whites.
  • Gradually add the sunflower oil into the yolks while whisking with handheld on medium speed, until the mixture absorbs the oil.
  • Now gradually add the sunflower oil to the yolks while whisking with hand mixer at medium speed.
  • With two oranges, grate the peel of one orange and set aside it´s zest; then, squeeze the two oranges to make juice, and add it little by little into the yolk mixture with the handheld on medium speed until combined.
  • In a third bowl, mix flour, salt and powder. Add a third of this mixture to the strainer, sift over the yolk while beating with the handheld on medium speed. Repeat this process up to three times.
  • Now add the grated orange zest to the batter, and whisk on medium speed.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff. Then, add into the batter with a spatula making folding movements from bottom to top.
  • Pour the batter into a 8 inch cake pan. The pan has previously been buttered and floured so that the batter does not stick. Another option is to line the cake pan with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.

Assembly

  • When the cake is ready, unmold it and let it cool on a wire rack. When it has completely cooled, cut it into three parts and fill each layer with dulce de leche.
  • Whip together cream and sugar with the hand held mixer until soft peaks. Then, cover the cake with the whipped cream… Et voilà! You have a delicious birthday cake with dulce de leche!

NUTRITION

Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 744IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg
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