Microwave Flan – This delicious and creamy dulce de leche flan recipe is baked in the microwave for only 2 minutes. The perfect gluten free quick dessert!
Dulce de Leche Microwave Flan
Can you believe this? Using your microwave to bake desserts. The actual custard you see above took only 2 minutes in there. That’s it. No magic tricks, no special tools required. Simply, Dulce de Leche Microwave Flan.
As many of you know, I am a HUGE fan of dulce de leche. I grew up with this delicious spread, and try to add it on top of everything. Even toast in the morning.
Even though flan originates from Creme Caramel in France, it is widely eaten in Latin America. I love the creaminess, versatileness, and ease of making it. It is also Gluten Free so a wider audience can enjoy it.
You can make this dessert into individual servings like I did, or you can make a big cake. Just make sure you use a microwave-safe mold. Glass and ceramic work well. I found my custard cups in the supermarket.
On the down side, flans needs to cool for a while in the fridge before devouring. I know that waiting sucks but the 2 minute in the microwave makes all the difference, right?
When it comes to microwave desserts here’s a few mug cakes recipes to entice you. I particularly love the Baileys one.
La Lechera is celebrating #DulcedeLeche day during the Hispanic Heritage Month and when it comes to celebrating something sweet and delicious, I’m in. These cans have been around for a long time and they will always be a staple in my pantry.
I hope you can try this delicious Dulce de Leche Microwave Flan at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
- 6 eggs
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 1 can Dulce de Leche
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon water
In a heavy sauce over medium heat pour the sugar and water
Let the sugar boil until caramel forms, stir occasionally
Pour the caramel into a 9" cake mold, bundt pan mold or custard cups and let it cool for 5 minutes
In a blender combine the dulce de leche, vanilla, evaporated milk and eggs
Strain this mixture into a bowl
Pour the flan mixture on top of the caramel
Microwave EACH custard cup at 50% power for 2 minutes. If you're doing a whole cake pan, microwave at 50% power for 8-9 minutes. If you decide to microwave the 2-3 cups at a time just increase by 1-2 minutes
Mixture should be a bit wet when taken out of the microwave
Cool for about 1-2 hours in the fridge (for large cake cool overnight)
Unmold by running a knife from the edges of the flan then turn onto a plate
Times in the microwave may vary. Flan should look firm, wet on top and a bit jiggly in the center.
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