While in my teen years we moved to Puerto Rico, (from Boston). My parents wanted to take us back to the family roots and grow up closer to the family. About a year after living there I got a job at my cousins bakery. It was a nice after school job. The variety of desserts was outstanding. Flancocho is one of those desserts you can easily find in any bakery in Puerto Rico.
Flancocho is a combination of flan (custard) and cake (traditionally vanilla cake). It was my husbands favorite sweet and he asked for it every time he went by the bakery. Actually, that is where we meat! So you see why I’m sharing this recipe with you? It’s a recipe that touches my heart.
Cream Cheese Flancocho
(My Sweet Zepol, original recipe)
4 Eggs (room temperature)
8 oz Cream Cheese (room temperature)
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 can (12 oz) Evaporated Milk
1 can (14 oz) Condensed Milk
1 box Vanilla Cake Mix (follow cake instructions)
for the caramel
1 cup Sugar
3 tablespoon Water
Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
Mix eggs, cream cheese, vanilla, evaporated milk and condensed milk until creamy.Set aside.
Prepare the cake mix following the box instructions. Set aside.
To prepare the caramel. Heat the sugar and water in medium heat. Stirring at all time until it has a nice amber color. Then transfer the caramel to a 10 inch round pan.
Add the flan mixture over the caramel. Then add the cake mixture over the flan mixture. The cake mixture will float over the flan mixture, it’s like magic.
Bake on a water bath.
Bake for 50 minutes (it may vary from oven to oven), to make sure the Flancocho is completely done insert a toothpick in the middle and if done it will come out clean.
Once baked let stand until it reaches room temperature. Loosen the sides and invert over a big plate.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Hi there! I’m Wanda – the creator and author at My Sweet Zepol a healthy food, travel, and lifestyle blog. Passionate about food photography, food styling, entertaining and advocate about creating memories around the kitchen table. With a mission to create easy-to-make meals for the busy family.
LOVE your site, and can’t wait to try the flancocho! Your pics of it look super DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for the recipe
@Jessy: I am so glad you found us and that you are enjoying the journey. As soon as you make the Flancocho please come back and let us know!
This is my 3rd time making Flancocho, but 2nd from your recipe. I like your recipe much better and will stick w/it. I am the talk when I walk in with my Flancocho. Thank you!
@Sandra, thank you for stopping by and telling me how much you love the Cream Cheese Flancocho recipe.It’s a favorite amongst our friends and family too.
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I definitely savored every part of it and I have you book-marked to look at new things in your blog.
I’ve been living in Puerto Rico for 6 years and loooove flancocho. I’ve always bought it or had it at other people’s homes because I thought it would be hard to make. Not so anymore. This recipe is the best I ever had. Now my friends want me to make it.
Not sure that I want to share my secret just yet. Then everybody will have it.
Thank You soooooo much!!!
LOL! I know exactly what you mean. Enjoy this Cream Cheese Flancocho and thank you for your sweet comment.
Have been looking for flancocho recipes so far i like your recipe can’t wait to try it
Nilda, hope you like it. This is one of our favorite recipes and one of the most requested by family and friends.
I see in the picture there are black specs. I’m assuming you used vanilla bean as well?
Kudeza, yes, it is vanilla bean. I am very happy the way the camera captured them.
What size condensed and evaporated milk?
Lana, I used a 14oz can sweetened condensed milk and a 12oz evaporated milk.
It’s in the oven right now!! I love flan de queso and make it a lot around the holidays, so when someone told me there Was Something called flancocho I had to try it and my search brought me to your website. thank you! I’m so excited to taste and share with my family 🙂 Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo!!
Minerva, I am so happy that you are here and trying this flancocho recipe. It is a favorite in my house and amongst my friends. Enjoy!
Love this recipe. It tasted delicious but my flan was really runny. It never set right. Any suggestions???
If you had the oven on 350 degrees and baked it for 50 minutes I would suggest you bake it for a little longer. Five minutes at a time. Some ovens tends to differ a bit. Please let me know how it goes.
I’ve made this 3 times in the last 2 months. Absolutely delicious and easy. Great recipe.
Thank Ruth, your comment just made my day. I am super happy that you and your family has loved it that much. I make this flancocho as often as I can too. It’s divine and so easy to make!
I love this flancocho but I made it with brownie mix instead of cake ,and it didn’t grow like yours .do you think its the brownie mix?if I make it with vanilla cake should it look like this?
Hi Ruby, the brownie mix is denser than a cake mix. If you want the chocolate flavor you can make this recipe with a chocolate cake mix instead of a white or vanilla cake mix. Let me know if you make it and how it turns out.
Que ricura! Yo lo he probado de chocolate y es divino tengo que hacer esta receta muy pronto!!!
Que rico, me encantan los flans y este se ve que esta delicioso
Estoy tentadisima con esta receta, se ve delicioso.
Que deliciaaaa!!! Me encanta!!
Hace tanto no hace uno asi, me dieron ganitas para este mes!
En Venezuela hacemos algo parecido, lo llamamos “tortaquesillo” voy a preparar esta receta para comprar sabores 🙂
De verdad que se ve super delicioso.. Lo voy a preparar durante el fin de semana que tenemos visita.. 🙂
Se ve delicioso!! Me encanta!
I love this! we call it Torta quesillo in Venezuela. I am definitely going to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing!
Con lo dulzera que soy, se que ese postre me va a encantar
someone helped me with the name in English for this cake, as I once saw that on Facebook in a other language. Now, great to know now, how to make this great cake
Thank you for sharing this! I have made this so many times. Everyone that tries it, loves it!