Slice of flan de queso topped with caramel sauce

Flan de Queso

Creamy flan de queso topped with caramel sauce
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Chilling 2 hours
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 363kcal
Author I Heart Eating


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese¹ softened
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk²
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 5 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat to oven 350F. Put a pot of water on to boil. 
  • Set a 9-inch round cake pan into a larger baking pan. The larger baking pan needs to have sides at least 2 inches high.³ 
  • Add the sugar to a small heavy saucepan. 
  • Heat the sugar over medium-low heat until the sugar melts and completely dissolves. 
  • Remove the pan from the heat when the sugar is amber colored. Keep an eye on it so that it doesn't burn. 
  • Pour the melted sugar into the bottom of the cake pan and carefully swirl the sugar up the sides. The sugar will begin harden right away, so work quickly. 
  • Add the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, eggs and vanilla to a blender or food processer. 
  • Blend until smooth and well-combined. 
  • Pour the blended custard into the cake pan over the sugar. 
  • Carefully pour the boiling water around the cake pan in the larger pan to create a water bath. The water should come up one inch on the outside of the cake pan.
  • Bake for about 60 minutes, or until the middle is slightly jiggly but the edges are set. 
  • Remove the pans from oven, but let the flan remain in its pan in the water bath for 1 hour. 
  • Remove the pan of flan from the water bath, and chill for at least 2 hours. 
  • To serve, run a thin knife around the edge of the pan. 
  • Place a plate over the pan of flan and flip upside-down to invert. 
  • Slice into wedges, and serve topped with any remaining caramel in pan, if desired. 


  1. I recommend using full-fat cream cheese in this recipe.
  2. I recommend using regular sweetened condensed milk in this recipe. 
  3. I use a 9x13-inch baking pan. 
  4. Nutrition values are estimates. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 311mg | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 236mg | Iron: 0.6mg