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Cuban flan with 5 delicious twists

Fresh cherries placed on top of a Cuban flan.

Cuban flan is a cultural delicacy, but there are so many different ways to enjoy it

Cuban flan is the kind of simple, delectable dessert that people will go to war over. This deliciously fluffy, sweet, and warm dessert is something that many people will attach childhood memories with or remember having in their Latin American families.

The Cuban flan is claimed by many hispanic nationalities like Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and even Mexico. It remains a quintessential item at many family dinner and dessert tables.

Here are some fun variations of the Cuban flan that are worth a try:

Chocolate flan

If you didn’t think of this genius combination before, now’s the time! Chocolate flan is an amazing dessert that combines the best of both worlds. Use your favorite cocoa powder or dark chocolate that you can melt into a thick ganache, and add it to your flan mixture. This will give it a rich chocolatey aroma and flavor along with the sweetness and texture of regular Cuban flan. Don’t miss out on this delicious dessert--you’ll never know what hit you!

Follow this recipe for an easy and simple guide to making delicious chocolate flan.

Lavender flan

The sweet, creamy texture of flan pairs exceptionally well with the gentle aroma of lavender and a kick of cream cheese. These ingredients together are just what you need to make a dessert that is so divine that you’ll be thinking about it for days after you have it. This step-by-step guide for a creamy, tart yet delicious lavender flan will become your favorite for dinner parties and just indulging in your own time.

Coconut caramel flan

If you didn’t know this before, you will now: coconut and caramel are a godsend combination for flan. You’ll also love how this recipe brings down the calories by quite a bit, giving you that rich creaminess and sweetness but without the guilt of overindulgence. Try this wonderful recipe and serve it to your friends and family too! It’s perfect for summertime.

flan plate bowl - Cuban flan with 5 delicious twists

Sweet potato flan

Doesn’t sound appealing right away, does it? But you’d be surprised how perfect flan made with sweet potato can be. This recipe combines sweet potatoes with some maple yogurt and a deliciously classic base. You get to make a delicious glaze and enjoy a light, fluffy texture thanks to the sweet potatoes. We’re in love with this, and you can make your own with the help of this step-by-step guide.

Cheesecake flan

Did you know cheesecake flan was a thing? Amazing right? Two drool-worthy desserts had a one-night stand and made this incredible baby, which can be made in ramekins and other cookware too. The richness of the cream cheese, along with its tartness, is incredibly delicious and light, and the burnt top and caramel give it an incomparable flavor. Check out this wonderful recipe, and give it a try—you’ll fall head over heels in love.

Alternatively, you can also make a simple cream cheese flan that is similar in texture and flavor but has a simpler process.

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