Inspired by the Irish Car Bomb cocktail, this Chocoflan consists of a chocolatey rich Guinness cake blanketed with a creamy smooth Bailey's infused flan and drenched in a Jameson Whiskey salted caramel. This dessert is to die for!
Make the cake mix according to the instructions on the box. The only change you will be making is to replace the water with an equal amount of Guinness Extra Stout beer. I use either Duncan Hines or Pillsbury cake mix. Both call for 1 cup of water which I substitute with 1 cup of Guinness.
Liberally coat a bundt pan with cooking spray. I prefer Pam coconut oil spray.
Pour half of the batter into the bundt pan and spread it out evenly. You can use the other half of the cake batter to make another chocoflan, cupcakes, or a mini bundt cake. Follow the instructions on the back of the cake mix box for the cupcakes. You could also try my Irish Car Bomb cupcakes for an extra special treat.
make the Flan
Add the Baileys Irish Cream, eggs, cream cheese, and sweetened condensed milk to a blender and pulse on high until fully mixed.
Pour the flan mixture over the cake batter in the bundt pan and then cover the bundt pan tightly with foil.
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 and allow for a full NPR (Natural Pressure Release).
Once the NPR has completed and the pin has dropped, open the Instant Pot and carefully remove the flan. 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 flan sit in the refrigerator overnight will give the best results.
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.
make the Caramel Topping
Add the butter to a saucepan over medium heat, and allow to melt.
Once the butter has melted, add the heavy whipping cream, dark brown sugar, and salt to the saucepan and stir into the butter.
Allow the caramel mixture to come to a gentle simmer and stir continually until the caramel begins to thicken. Initially, the caramel will look grainy but you will notice that as it heats and thickens, it will get smoother. Don't allow it to thicken too much or it will be difficult to pour onto the flan. The whole process takes about 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat once the caramel has reached the desired thickness. Allow it to cool for a minute and then add the Jameson Irish Whiskey and stir into the caramel until it is fully mixed in.
Pour the caramel over the flan while it is still warm.
Enjoy your Irish "Car Bomb" Flan! It's a real treat!