Easy Fruit Flan

SG ~WOW Factor~ Dessert Series:

Because I am not a baker at heart, I am always on a quest for easy to prepare desserts with that WOW factor… great taste and stunningly good looks and of course easy to make. Over the next couple of months I will be posting a series of WOW factor desserts. The first is a very easy and very versitile fruit flan.

This flan is a real master of disguise! Tonight it was served as a mixed berry fruit flan, but next week it could be a rich chocolate cherrry cordial flan.
My favorite kind of recipes are those that are more like formulas than recipes with writen-in-stone directions and ingredients.
Unsing this flan recipe, with a quick change of the cake or sauce or filling or whipped cream flavor you can have a new and exciting flan. You are only limited by your imagination!
The secret to this recipe is the pan. A fluted flan pan is necessary. It molds a rim that is easy to fill with all kinds of delicious goodies.
Recipe:
1 boxed cake mix- kind with pudding in the mix, brownie mix, pound cake
Spreadable jelly, jam, sauce, pie filling, or topping such as chocolate, butterscothch peanut butter etc.
Berries, shaved chocolate, fruit etc.
Whipped cream or cool whip
Whipped Cream:
2 cups heavy cream, cold
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 TBS sugar
In a chilled bowl whip heavy cream with mixer on high until soft peaks form. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form.
Preheat oven according to directions on cake box. Spray flan pan liberally with cooking spray. Make cake according to box directions.
Pour 1/2 cake batter in flan pan and bake according to box directions.
When baked, remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes. Turn out on a wire rack. Cool.
Using the rest of the batter, cook second flan. Cool. Freeze to use another time. Use when you need a fast dessert for company or a spontaneous family celebration.
When completely cooled, spread well with sauce. I used Homemade Raspberry Sauce. Click HERE for recipe.
Add berries.
Top with homemade whipped cream.
Yummy!
For my next flan I’m thinking a lemon pound cake with lemon curd filling topped with blueberries and light meringue…. or a chocolate fudge, no, brownie cake with a peanut butter/cream cheese filling and chocolate chips with mocha whipped cream….

I am participating in Foodie Friday at Designs By Gollum. http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/2010/02/foodie-fridays-1st-anniversary-party.html

Comments

  1. says

    I have a flan pan that my mother-in-law gave me years ago… This looks sooooo delicious… I need to find that pan!
    ~Have a sweet weekend, Yvonne!
    ~ Maria

  2. says

    I love my pan like this and LOVE finding new ways to use it. They always look so elegant and I love impressing my friends and family. Your recipe looks delicious and your idea for the lemon is brilliant!

    Happy Foodie Friday Anniversary!

  3. says

    that looks so yummy. i made a raspberry sauce myself yesterday with a little cornstarch to thicken and then dipped asparagras in it with slices of lemon. it was so good.
    you may pick up an award at my blog….enjoy

  4. says

    Hi Yvonne,
    Your blog site is fabulous. It’s a good thing I just ate dinner or I would be jumping through the screen to get to your yummy photos. It looks delicious! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, it means so much.
    Have a great day.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda
    Alabaster Rose Designs & 15 Bella Vie

  5. says

    Yum! Be certain to call me the next time you prepare one of these.

    I am just back to work this week. It had been so long since I felt like visiting anyone, and I missed everyone so much.

  6. says

    Hi Yvonne,

    I could have sworn that I commented on this flan when you first posted it, but its gone into cyberspace. Its just beautiful & I think I need that pan!!
    Missing you & your usual amount of posts this week & hoping that all is well at your house.

    Just thinking of you,
    fondly,
    Rett

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