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Ube Leche Flan Cake Recipe With Custard 

This ube leche flan cake recipe is a delicious and easy-to-follow dessert that is perfect for any occasion! It combines egg yolks, ube extract and so much more!

There are so many great ube mixture options out there such as ube halaya, creme caramel, and ube biko.

The ube (purple yam) flavor is perfectly balanced with the rich and creamy custard, making it an irresistible treat.

Serve this cake cold or warm, with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Your guests will be sure to ask for seconds!

What is Flan?

Flan is a Spanish dessert that typically consists of large eggs, milk, and sugar. It can be made with different flavors, such as ube, chocolate, or coffee.

Some recipes even use coconut milk, egg custard, melted butter, and brown sugar.

This dessert is believed to have originated in the Middle Ages, and it has been a popular dish in Spain for centuries. Flan is also popular in Latin American countries, such as Mexico and Puerto Rico.

What You Will Need

There are a couple simple items you might need when making this classic leche flan recipe for the the first time.

Equipment 

Ingredients

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Carmelized Sugar 

Custard Flan

  • 1 cup condensed
  • 1/2 cup heavy or whipping cream 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 6 egg yolks 
  • 1/4 cup of milk or evaporated milk

Cake

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 4 egg yolks
  • Purple food coloring
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon concentrated ube flavoring 

Egg Whites

  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar

How To Make Custard Ube Flan

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This simple recipe listed below will help you to make the best ube leche flan recipe! It will definitely be your new favorite leche flan.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Make your caramelized sugar:

2. Take your sauce pan and add your sugar. Let it sit over low heat to medium heat.

3. Use tongs to swirl the sugar around while it melts. You will notice the sugar start to turn from clear to golden. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool.

4. Evenly spread the caramel layer across your baking pan.

Custard:

5. Whisk your egg yolks and condensed milk together in a bowl until it is combined.

6. Take your cream, milk, and vanilla and add them to the bowl. Whisk until it is all combined and set aside. 

Cake:

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7. Beat egg yolks and combine sugar together in a large bowl until it changes color.

8. Then add your oil, vanilla, and milk. Mix it all together.

9. Add concentrated flavoring and food coloring. Add enough drops until it is the color you want it to be. Mix well.

10. Use a sieve to add flour, salt, and baking powder into the mixture and mix until combined. 

Egg whites whipped:

For the egg whites, you can either buy them already made or separate the whole eggs yourself.

11. Whip egg whites into a large bowl until frothy. This will take a couple of minutes.

12. Then add your vinegar and gradually add in tablespoons of sugar. Mix all together until it has soft peaks.

If the mixture stands straight up on its own you have stiff peaks and you don’t want that. Be sure not to over-mix.  

Combining it all

13. Add the whipped egg whites slowly into the cake mixture.

Do so in thirds and fold in whipped eggs carefully with a spatula until combined. Don’t over-mix and then set it aside. 

14. Pour custard mixture through a sieve into the pan with the caramelized sugar. 

15. Gently pour cake batter over the custard.

Baking

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16. Then place the cake in a water bath. To do this place it in a larger pan and fill the sides with hot water until about halfway on the sides. 

17. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-65 minutes. Bake until the top is golden brown. 

18. When taken out immediately take a thin knife and run it around the edges of the cake to keep the bottom of the mold from sticking to the pan.

19. Quickly place a large serving plate on top of the cake pan and flip the cake onto the plate.

20. Let it cool at room temperature and chill in the fridge for 8 hours before serving. 

21. Serve and enjoy!

This ube custard cake recipe is sure to be a crowd favorite with its simple ingredients and instructions!

Tips For Baking Flan

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To have a popular flavor, ube is key!

  • Try not to over-mix the cake batter or it will be tough.
  • You can use ube powder instead of concentrated ube flavoring. If you do so add ¼ teaspoon baking powder to the ube powder.
  • If you don’t have a sieve you can use a fork to combine the flour mixture into the cake batter.
  • For a more ube flavor you can increase the ube flavoring to 2 teaspoons.
  • To get perfect results use an electric hand mixer to make the egg whites.
  • Cover the flan with aluminum foil to help with cooking.
  • Use the toothpick test to see if your flan is done.

These tips will help you to create the perfect ube leche flan cake recipe! Be sure to follow the instructions and enjoy!

Your Ube Cake is Done When

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  • If the toothpick comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  • The cake is slightly jiggly in the center but firm around the edges.
  • The top is golden brown.

If you want to make ube cupcakes use this ube cake recipe and bake for 20-25 minutes.

This ube cake recipe is perfect for any ube lover or anyone looking to try something new!

The ube custard filling is smooth and creamy while the ube cake itself is moist and fluffy.

Top it off with ube whipped cream and you have yourself a delicious ube dessert that is sure to please!

Flan Recipes

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There are other recipes for flam that use basic ingredients as well. Such as Mexican flan, Filipino Leche flan, and sticky rice flan. If you like caramel flavor you will enjoy a caramel custard flan!

Whether you’re looking for a show-stopping dessert for a special occasion or a simple and delicious weeknight treat, this ube leche flan cake recipe is sure to please.

So what are you waiting for? Give it a try today!

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Ube Leche Flan Cake With Custard

Ube Leche Flan Cake With Custard

This ube leche flan cake recipe is a delicious and easy-to-follow dessert that is perfect for any occasion! It combines egg yolks, ube extract and so much more!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ cups of sugar & ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 cup condensed or evaporated milk
  • ½ cup heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 egg yolks & 6 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup oil
  • Purple food coloring
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon concentrated ube flavoring
  • 4 egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon vinegar

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Take your saucepan and add your sugar. Let it sit over low heat to medium heat.
    3. Use tongs to swirl the sugar around while it melts. You will notice the sugar start to turn from clear to golden. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool.
    4. Evenly spread the caramel layer across your baking pan.
    5. Whisk egg yolks and condensed milk together in a bowl until it is combined.
    6. Take your cream, milk, and vanilla and add them to the bowl. Whisk until it is all combined and set aside. 
    7. Beat egg yolks and combine sugar together in a large bowl until it changes color.
    8. Then add your oil, vanilla, and milk. Mix it all together.
    9. Add concentrated flavoring and food coloring. Add enough drops until it is the color you want it to be. Mix well.
    10. Use a sieve to add flour, salt, and baking powder into the mixture and mix until combined. 
    11. Whip egg whites into a large bowl until frothy. This will take a couple of minutes.
    12. Then add your vinegar and gradually add in tablespoons of sugar. Mix all together until it has soft peaks.
    13. Add the whipped egg whites slowly into the cake mixture. Do so in thirds and fold in whipped eggs carefully with a spatula until combined. Don’t over-mix and then set it aside. 
    14. Pour custard mixture through a sieve into the pan with the caramelized sugar. 
    15. Gently pour cake batter over the custard.  
    16. Then place the cake in a water bath. To do this place it in a larger pan and fill the sides with hot water until about halfway on the sides. 
    17. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-65 minutes. Bake until the top is golden brown. 
    18. When taken out immediately take a thin knife and run it around the edges of the cake to keep the bottom of the mold from sticking to the pan.
    19. Quickly place a large serving plate on top of the cake pan and flip the cake onto the plate.
    20. Let it cool at room temperature and chill in the fridge before serving. 
    21. Take your serving plate and enjoy!






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