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Flancocho (Puerto Rican Dessert) Recipe

Bockshiner has a big sweet tooth and tries to soothe it by making scrumptious desserts.


Flanocho Recipe

This Puerto Rican dessert is one of my favorite recipes.It consists of a layer of cake topped with flan and covered in caramel. You can use a boxed cake mix in this recipe—use your favorite! I prefer chocolate.


For Flan:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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For Cake:

  • 1/2 box chocolate cake mix, or whatever your favorite is
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup water

For Caramel Topping:

  • 1 cup sugar, for caramel topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix ingredients for flan in a bowl
  3. In another bowl mix the ingredients for the cake
  4. Melt the cup of sugar in a saucepan, being careful not to burn it. After it has melted, pour the caramel into a cake pan. Swirl the pan around to cover the bottom with caramel.
  5. Pour the flan mixture into the cake pan.
  6. Carefully pour the cake mixture on top of the flan mixture. It should float on top. Use a knife to spread it evenly across the top of the flan.
  7. Put the cake pan inside a larger pan of water (baño de maria)
  8. Place in the oven and cook for 45-60 minutes until the cake is done.
  9. Take the flancocho out of the oven and let it cool on the counter. Once it's cooled down a bit, run a butter knife around the edge of the cake pan to loosen the edges on the cake. Carefully turn the cake over onto a flat plate, inverting the cake.
  10. Refrigerate for 2–3 hours

Decorate as You Like!

The flancocho tastes great without any toppings. But if you like you can add strawberries or whip cream on top. Enjoy!

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