Caramel Custard Flan Cupcakes

These Caramel Custard Flan Cupcakes are a fun dessert and go nicely with a Mexican dish.

I am a cupcake fanatic. I do not make them as often as I used to because I found out as you got older, it is not so easy to fit into your clothes if you eat too many cupcakes. But this one is still a favorite to make. I used a yellow cake mix to simplify making this fun and sweet dessert. The subtle taste of custard blends nicely with the caramel topping.

Caramel Flan Cupcakes - little custard cakes drizzled in a caramel sauce.

Flan Cupcake Recipe


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (14 ounce) can  sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 box of Yellow cake mix plus ingredients for packaged mix.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Farenheit.  Grease muffin tins with oil or Crisco.  Heat the 2 cups of sugar over medium heat in a saucepan until it liquifies into caramel.  Stir it often so it does not burn. When liquid, pour into prepared muffin tin.
Next prepare the custard by mixing eggs, condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla in a bowl.  Pour this mixture over the caramel, filling muffin receptors about 1/2 full.  Then prepare the cake mix according to package directions.  Pour over the custard mixture leaving about 1/4 inch of the tin emplty for cupcake expansion.
These Caramel flan cupcakes are a tasty treat for Cinco De Mayo or any time of year!

Bake for 17-19 minutes.

These Caramel flan cupcakes are a tasty treat for Cinco De Mayo or any time of year!

Let cool about 15 minutes and invert on a serving dish.  Don’t let them cool too long or the caramel will stick to the pan. and it will be tough to take them out.  Keep refrigerated until served.  You can add whipped cream just prior to serving if you like.



Flan Cupcakes - the sweet taste of caramel and custard in a delightful cupcake! Fun for dessert or a fiesta!These are especially fun for a sweet dessert of for a fiesta!



  1. Nice idea! Can’t wait to try it! We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

  2. Yum! Did you have to cut them out of the pan? I notice the edges look trimmed.

  3. These look amazing and what a fab idea! Found you via SITS, have a wonderful Saturday!!

  4. O.M.G

    I love Flan & I love cupcakes! Definitely pinning your recipe. 🙂

    Visiting via SITS.

  5. My oldest son LOVES flan and I always wanted to learn how to make it. Thanks for the great instructions….and for linking it up to our All Star Block Party. I’m pinning it to my ASBP feature board on Pinterest.

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

  6. My husband and I were just talking about flan and how to make it…. this is awesome…. Thanks for sharing at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY


  7. So yummy! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

  8. Tennis gal says:

    Delicious but my caramel stuck to pan bottom and was too hard to eat so threw that part out

  9. ohhhh mouthwatering dessert..i feel sad that i do not have the talent for baking.. but i think ill learn.. i promise.. LOL thanks for joining our TALU. 😉

  10. Looks delish! And easy! Thanks for sharing. (TALU)

  11. These look DELISH! I love flan. Flan has been an all time favorite dessert since I was a kid. Beautifully presented. Following you through all sources!

  12. I am going to use a pumpkin muffin batter and give that a whirl. Also, I find putting the muffin tin in a pan of water really helps.


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