Monday, May 9, 2011

impossible flan or cake/flan o pastel imposible

this dessert is a perfect combination of chocolate cake and flan. in case you have a favorite chocolate cake recipe, you can definitely use that one as well.
este postre es la combinación perfecta de un pastel de chocolate y flan napolitano. si tienes la receta preferida de un pastel de chocolate, definitivamente la puedes usar también.

for the cake/para el pastel:

475 ml strong coffee/café fuerte
85 g cocoa powder/cacao en polvo
345 g all purpose flour/harina
10 g baking powder/royal
3 g salt/sal
225 g softened unsalted butter/mantequilla sin sal derretida
300 g dark brown sugar/azúcar moscavado oscuro
3 eggs/huevos
8 ml vanilla extract/vainilla

for the flan/para el flan:

1 can condensed milk/leche condensada
1 can evaporated milk/leche evaporada
5 eggs/huevos
1 tablespoon vanilla extract/cuchara de vainilla

caramel sauce from goat milk/cajeta

sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
tamiza la harina, royal y sal.

mix the cocoa powder with the hot coffee and let it cool down.
mezcla el cacao en polvo con el café caliente y dejalo enfriar.

in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. beat in the eggs, one by one. stir in the vanilla extract.
en un tazón grande, bate la mantequilla con el azúcar. añade los huevos, uno por uno. agregue la vainilla.

grease and flour the baking pan. you can use any type of pan. spread cajeta on the bottom of the pan.
engrasa y enharina el molde para hornear. puede usar cualquier tipo de molde. extiende la cajeta en la parte inferior del molde. 

add part of the flour to the sugar mixure, then add part of the cocoa liquid. alternate flour and cocoa until you have none left. empty the batter in the baking pan.
añade una parte de la harina preparada a la mezcla de azúcar, después agrega una parte del liquido de cacao. alterna la harina con el cacao hasta que no te queda nada. vacía la mezcla al molde para hornear.

for the flan part, mix well the eggs, both milks and vanilla extract.
para el flan, mezcla o licua bien los huevos, las leches y la vainilla.

carefully spoon the flan mixture of the chocolate batter. cover the baking pan with the aluminum foil and place it in a larger pan filled with water. bake it in a preheated oven for about an hour at 190°C.
con cuidado cucharea el liquido para el flan arriba de la mezcla del pastel de chocolate. tapa el molde con el papel aluminio y ponlo en un molde más grande lleno de agua. hornea el pastel durante una hora en el horno precalentado a 190°C.

leave it to cool down before serving.
dejalo enfriar antes de servir.


  1. yummie yummie yummie, wish it was in my tummy!

  2. @Chris, I am sure Laguim will gladly share a piece with you tomorrow :)

  3. waw, Lubka, kolacik-flan, vyzera priam dekadentne :) zaujimava vecicka, ta karamelova omacka z kozieho mlieka, este som sa tym nestretla..a preco si kolacik nazvala "impossible"? som zvedava :)) ci tak sa vola od zaciatku?

  4. @evicka, zda sa mi, ze cajetu poznaju len v mexiku. najlepsia cajeta sa vyraba v mexickom state celaya. robia sa z nej dokonca aj lizatka a cukriky. a pastel imposible je originalny nazov tohto kolaca :)

  5. Lubka,tak toto je nieco neskutocne...ved to musi byt sladucke nebo:)esteze som si aj ja dnes jedno take nebo dopriala,lebo inac by som sa urcite neudrzala:)kazdopadne musim vyskusat niekedy!

  6. @Martinka, budem sa tesit, ak kolacik vyskusas :) ako som napisala, kludne zamen recept na cokoladovu cast tvojim oblubenym receptikom na coko kolac :) ten moj nie je velmi sladky, ale zato chuti strasne cokoladovo :)

  7. Yummy!!! I love your blog!

  8. thank you @Jun :) your blog is amazing :)

  9. I have found your blog thanks foodgawker and I can say that I love it ;))))) Great recipes and lovely pictures!! I'll surely come back as soon as possible to visit you again :))) Have a nice day, Erika from Italy

  10. BRAVO. that looks so good. plus my spanish has definitely improved since following your blog :)

  11. @Eka, thank you, your blogs are amazing. even though i do not speak italian, the picture speak alone :)

    @Melissa, thank you :)

  12. Hi, this is such a beautiful cake! I've been admiring it ever since I saw it on foodgawker--I want to make it this weekend.

    I was curious, what nation's cuisine does this belong to? I've never seen anything like this before!

    Thank you for sharing :)

  13. @pienarySystem, thank you :) this specific recipe is Mexican and many other recipes from my blog have Mexican origin...not all of them though...I like trying different things :)

    1. Did you mean that the flan part is Mexican, or have you seen Mexicans do a half flan, half cake like this?

    2. this is a mexican dessert, half cake, half flan.

  14. I use to make this cake alot.
    the difference between my way and yours is ; I start to fill the cake pan with the flan mixture then the chocolate batter.

  15. Sabes si puedo hacer el pastel imposible con flan de caja? =)

    1. Carolina, no estoy segura, nunca trate de hacerlo con flan de caja...

  16. This website is fantastic!! Thanks SOOOO much for these recipes!!!!! :) :)

  17. What a beautiful blog.I admire the time you put into every meal...You make me feel like such a lazy Mexican. I have a shortcut for this cake...let's just say the flan part is made 20 mins in the microwave. My grandmother used to make it in "bano Maria" ...huge pain in the you know what.

    1. :) thank you so much for you words :) i do not mind all the time spent on preparing a meal :) i really enjoy the preparation process ;)


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