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Caramel Custard Flan Cupcakes

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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.

Flan cupcakes

These little cupcakes have a caramel drizzle on top so there is no need for traditional frosting.


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 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.

flan caramel topping

Then you fill the cupcake pan.

flan caramel topping

The caramel goes in first because it will be the topping when cupcakes are inverted.

Caramel flan recipe

Then comes the custard filling, followed by the cake mix.

Caramel flan recipe

Once they bake, they will look like traditional cupcakes.

flan cupcakes recipe

Until they are inverted.

Flan cupcakes

For more great cupcake recipes, check out:

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Coconut Lime Cupcakes – A lovely tropical cupcake that captures the flavors of the tropics.

Simple Caramel Apple Cupcakes – A reader favorite for fall. It’s been shared over 5,000 times because they are really good!

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Flan Cupcake Recipe

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Flan cupakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cupcakes, custard, dessert, flan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 73kcal



  • 2 cups white sugar


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 14 ounces can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12 ounces can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 box of 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 1/2 full.

      In a separate bowl, prepare the cake mix according to package directions.

        Pour over the custard mixture leaving about 1/4 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


                  Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 8mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
                  When pouring the caramel, use a spoon to help you pour in the layer.

                   You can add whipped cream and nuts or coconyt just prior to serving if you like.


                  flan cupcakes with whipped cream

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                  Caramel Flan Cupcakes - little custard cakes drizzled in a caramel sauce.
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                  Monday 24th of August 2020

                  […] Caramel Custard Flan Cupcakes – A tasty mini flan in a cupcake form! […]

                  Mama L

                  Tuesday 7th of October 2014

                  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.


                  Wednesday 17th of October 2012

                  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!


                  Wednesday 17th of October 2012

                  Oh you are so sweet! Thanks for the follow Michelle!

                  Debbie - Wrinkled Mommy

                  Wednesday 17th of October 2012

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


                  Wednesday 17th of October 2012

                  Thanks Debbie :)


                  Tuesday 16th of October 2012

                  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. ;-)


                  Wednesday 17th of October 2012

                  Thank you for stopping by! I loved your post on Malala. We have so many things we take for granted.