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Traditional Flan

Forever a fan of flan

Photo courtesy of Nestlé

Flans are fit for birthdays and all sorts of fun. This traditional Mexican custard cake features a top coat of caramel sauce. Best prepare and cook in the evening and refrigerate overnight before serving. 

Recipe courtesy of Nestlé

Ready in
5 h 20 m
20 m
(prepare time)
5 h
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 3/4 Cups granulated sugar
  • 12 Ounces NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 14 Ounces NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

HEAT sugar in small, heavy-duty saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until dissolved and caramel-colored.

POUR onto bottom of 9-inch-round cake pan; quickly swirl around bottom to coat.

PLACE evaporated milk, LA LECHERA, eggs and vanilla extract in blender; cover.

BLEND for 5 seconds.

POUR into prepared pan.

COVER lightly with foil.

PLACE pan in large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with warm water to about 1-inch depth.

BAKE for 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.

REMOVE flan from water.

COOL on wire rack.

REFRIGERAT for 4 hours or overnight.

SERVE, run small spatula around edge of pan.

INVERT serving plate over pan.

TURN over; shake gently to release.