Coffee-Infused Caramel Flan Delight


Experience a divine fusion of flavors with our Coffee-Infused Caramel Flan Delight. This exquisite dessert layers the smooth, creamy texture of classic flan with a rich coffee twist, topped with a velvety caramel sauce. It's a sophisticated treat that's perfect for coffee lovers and dessert aficionados alike!

Coffee-Infused Caramel Flan Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Chilling Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 slice

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Sodium: 140 mg
  • Sugar: 35 g


Caramel Sauce

  • 150 g (0.33 lbs or 5.3 oz) granulated sugar

Flan Mixture

  • 500 ml (17 fl oz) whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 100 g (0.22 lbs or 3.5 oz) granulated sugar
  • 15 ml (0.5 fl oz) strong brewed coffee or espresso
  • 5 ml (0.17 fl oz) vanilla extract

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Caramel: In a saucepan, melt 150 g sugar over medium heat until it becomes liquid, golden amber. Pour into a round baking dish, tilting to coat the bottom evenly.
  2. Brew Coffee: Prepare strong coffee or espresso and let it cool.
  3. Mix Flan Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, and 100 g sugar. Gradually whisk in milk, coffee, and vanilla extract.
  4. Assemble: Pour the flan mixture over the caramel in the baking dish.
  5. Bake in Bain-Marie: Place the dish in a larger baking pan. Fill the pan with boiling water halfway up the sides of the dish. Bake at 160°C (325°F) for 1 hour.
  6. Chill: Remove from oven and water bath, let it cool, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Smooth Flan: Strain the flan mixture through a sieve before pouring it over the caramel for a smoother texture.
  • Monitor Caramel: Keep a close eye on the caramel as it burns quickly.
  • Gentle Baking: Ensure the water bath doesn't boil; it should be gently simmering to cook the flan evenly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use instant coffee?

Yes, but ensure it's strong to impart enough flavor.

How do I know when the flan is done?

The flan should jiggle slightly when shaken. It will set further as it cools.

Can I make this ahead of time?

Absolutely. Flan benefits from being made a day ahead as it needs time to chill and set.