Instant Pot Chocoflan

Instant Pot Chocoflan is an amazing combination of decadent chocolate cake and creamy flan. Also known as Impossible Flan, you'll be amazed at how easy it actually is to make it, especially in a pressure cooker. This Instant Pot dessert is certain to wow your family and guests.

instant pot chocoflan

This Instant Pot Chocoflan is one of the most amazing desserts you can make in your pressure cooker. If you love chocolate cake and you love flan, this Chocoflan is the answer to your dessert prayers!

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What is Chocoflan?

Chocoflan, also known as Impossible Flan is an incredibly beautiful and delicious cake with two layers. One layer is a decadent dark chocolate cake and the other layer is a creamy and delicious flan. Sounds amazing, right? It is!

fresh chocoflan on a large plate

It’s called impossible flan because it seems impossible the cake would layer so beautifully when baking it, or in this case, pressure cooking it. When you originally pour it in the baking pan, the cake batter goes at the bottom and the flan mixture layers on top. But when it bakes, magic (or science) happens and the two layers switch positions.

What Chocolate Cake Mix Should I Use?

For this Instant Pot Chocoflan, I recommend using Devil’s Food Cake Mix. You will make the box cake mix according to the instructions on the box BUT you will only be using half the batter. You can make chocolate cupcakes with the remaining half, or another chocoflan, like my super-duper special Irish Car Bomb Chocoflan. That one is a doozie!!

instant pot chocoflan

I usually use the Pillsbury Devil’s Food cake mix but you can use whatever brand you prefer. Devil’s Food chocolate cake is slightly darker and richer than regular chocolate cake and is perfect for this recipe. It is not bitter like dark chocolate. It’s just chocolatey and delicious!

How Do You Make the Caramel for Flan?

Making the caramel for any flan is probably the hardest part of the recipe. The only reason it’s hard is that it requires patience. That’s not my strong suit! As long as you’re patient, your caramel will be perfect! This is the only semi tricky part of this Instant Pot Chocoflan.

instant pot chocoflan

You will only need sugar to make the caramel. That’s it, no other special ingredients. You will heat the sugar on the stove at medium heat and keep stirring it until it turns to caramel.

Essential Items

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You need to make sure and remove it from the stove as soon as it looks perfect or it will go from perfect to burnt in the blink of an eye! If you want detailed instructions on making the caramel, I suggest you visit my original Instant Pot Flan recipe where I have a detailed step-by-step for the caramel-making process, with pictures included for every step of the way.

instant pot chocoflan

Keep in mind that caramel is extremely hot and you have to handle it with care. When you pour it into the baking pan, do it with caution so you don’t burn yourself.

instant pot chocoflan

I’m certain you will love my Instant Pot Chocoflan when you try it! It’s a perfect dessert for a special occasion or for when you need a chocolate and flan fix! Let me know in the comments when you try it!

Instant Pot Chocoflan


4.74 from 15 votes
10 slices
Cooking Method(s)
  • Pressure Cooking
Pressure LevelHigh
Program SettingManual / Pressure Cook
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
31 minutes
Total Time
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
This popular Hispanic dessert features a moist chocolate cake layered with a smooth, creamy flan, and topped with caramel. So delicious!
instant pot chocoflan

Essential Equipment

  • instant pot


for the Caramel Topping

for theCake

for the Flan

for the Instant Pot

  • 3 cups water


making the Caramel Topping

  • Caramelize Sugar: Heat the sugar in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir the sugar constantly. It will first start to clump and once it begins getting hot enough it will start to turn a golden brown and melt into a caramel. Continually stir until all the sugar has been liquefied and there are no more clumps left in the skillet. Do not leave the stove. Your caramel can go from perfect to burnt in the blink of an eye!
  • Pour Caramel into Bundt Pan: Once all the clumps are gone, immediately pour it into the bottom of a bundt cake pan. Leaving it on the stove any longer could cause the caramel to burn. When pouring the caramel into the cake pan, make sure that it is spread evenly across the bottom of the entire pan.
  • Coat Bundt Pan with Caramel: Very carefully rotate the pan so that the caramel will also partially cover the sides of the cake pan as well. The caramel is extremely hot and can cause severe burns if you get it on yourself, so make sure to always handle it very carefully. Keep rotating the caramel until it cools and hardens to the point that it no longer moves around.
  • Set Bundt Pan Aside: Set the cake pan aside and allow the caramel to cool and harden.

Preparing the Cake Batter and Flan

  • Prepare Cake Batter: Make the cake according to the box instructions. You will only be using half of the cake batter for this recipe. Save the other half for another flan cake or cupcakes.
  • Prepare Flan Mixture: Add the evaporated milk, cream cheese (I cube the cream cheese), condensed milk and eggs to a blender. Blend on high until fully mixed.

layering the Chocoflan

  • Add Cake Batter: Spoon half of the batter into the bundt pan and spread it out evenly over the hardened caramel. You can use the other half of the cake batter to make another chocoflan, cupcakes, or a mini bundt cake.
  • Add Flan Mixture: Pour the flan mixture over the cake batter in the bundt pan and then cover the bundt pan tightly with foil.

setting the Cooking Time

  • 20-Minute Cook Time: Add 3 cups of water to the Instant Pot and carefully place the bundt pan in the pot using the trivet. Close the pot and set it to cook on “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” High Pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Full NPR: Once the 20-minute cook time has completed, allow for a full NPR (Natural Pressure Release). After the NPR has completed and the pin has dropped, open the Instant Pot and carefully remove the Chocoflan. Set it on the counter to cool for 10 minutes before placing in the refrigerator. Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Letting the chocoflan sit in the refrigerator overnight will give the best results.

Unmold and Serve

  • When ready to serve, remove from the refrigerator and unmold. To unmold the flan, place a plate over the top of the bundt pan and, holding the plate firmly to the top of the bundt pan, carefully flip the flan over so that it releases from the pan onto the plate. You may need to tap on the bottom of the bundt pan a few times to get it to release.
  • Enjoy your Chocoflan!

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 2.3mg

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37 thoughts on “Instant Pot Chocoflan”

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve never tried chocoflan before let alone heard of it before stumbling upon this recipe. My girlfriend was having a taco- themed baby shower, and I was tasked with bringing a Mexican dessert. This recipe was easy, simple and most importantly absolutely delicious. The only modifications I made were buying caramel sauce instead of making my own and adding cinnamon to the cake mix. Will absolutely make this recipe again!

    1. I haven’t tried it as this flan is specifically with cream cheese. I would think you definitely can, but the cooking time may need to be adjusted. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Verónica Olaechea

    Valerie, una duda. De la caja de cake mix solo preparo la mitad de la mezcla. Y cuando voy a usarla, solo uso la mitad de la masa? Estoy en lo correcto?

    1. Hola Veronica! Vas a hacer la caja entera de cake mix como lo harias normalmente, pero solo usaras la mitad de la mezcla en el flan. Con la otra mitad puedes hacer cupcakes 🙂 Cualquier duda, me avisas!

  3. The condensed milk is 14 oz by weight, not volume. So you might want to take that into consideration. 7 oz liquid is more than half the can

  4. Working on my second chocoflan, this one is for my mother. The first one was delicious and after sharing it on FB, everyone wanted your recipe!

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