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.
These little cupcakes have a caramel drizzle on top so there is no need for traditional frosting.
These are especially fun for a sweet dessert or for a fiesta!
How to Make Flan Cupcakes
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.
You start by making the caramel topping.
Then you fill the cupcake pan.
The caramel goes in first because it will be the topping when cupcakes are inverted.
Then comes the custard filling, followed by the cake mix.
Once they bake, they will look like traditional cupcakes.
Until they are inverted.
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Flan Cupcake Recipe
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 14 ounces can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 12 ounces can evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 box Yellow cake mix plus ingredients for a packaged mix.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Farenheit. Grease muffin tins with oil or shortening. 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.
- Grease muffin tins with oil or shortening
- Heat the 2 cups of sugar over medium heat in a saucepan until it liquifieshow lo 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 ½ full.
In a separate bowl, prepare the cake mix according to package directions.
Pour over the custard mixture leaving about ¼ inch of the tin empty for cupcake expansion.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.
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 l
You can add whipped cream and nuts or coconyt just prior to serving if you like.
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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
Yum! Did you have to cut them out of the pan? I notice the edges look trimmed.
Only on the last few...you have to take them out of the pan while the pan is still warm. They taste really good 🙂
These look amazing and what a fab idea! Found you via SITS, have a wonderful Saturday!!
I love Flan & I love cupcakes! Definitely pinning your recipe. 🙂
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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.
I hope your son enjoys them. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!
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
Thank you Carri! I appreciate you hosting. Hope you get a chance to try the recipe!
So yummy! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!
Thank you Holly! I enjoyed seeing all the great links!
Delicious but my caramel stuck to pan bottom and was too hard to eat so threw that part out
Oh no! That caramel is a little tricky and every oven is different...Thank you for stopping by the island.
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. 😉
Thank you for stopping by! I loved your post on Malala. We have so many things we take for granted.
Debbie - Wrinkled Mommy
Looks delish! And easy! Thanks for sharing. (TALU)
Thanks Debbie 🙂
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!
Oh you are so sweet! Thanks for the follow Michelle!
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.