strawberry banana flan cake with vanilla pudding

Strawberry Banana Flan Cake with Vanilla pudding filling

You can buy premade flan cakes and top it with all your own fruits and fillings. I often see them at grocery stores, sometimes right in the produce section with all the fruits! They have a nice soft almost spongy-like feel to them.

But this one is homemade. I picked up a flan cake pan for a cheap price and was all excited because there was a recipe printed right onto the underside of the pan! suh-weet! No digging around through recipe books!

The cake was really tasty and it has a fine texture to it. I believe it was due to the cake flour, as it makes everything more light because it has less percentage of gluten compared to all purpose flour. If you don't have cake flour, I'm sure you can substitute all purpose flour, but it won't be as light, though I haven't tried it out yet for this recipe.

Strawberry Banana Flan Cake with Vanilla pudding filling diptych

I did cheat with the filling. I just used a prepackaged vanilla pudding mix instead of making some creamy filling. Nothing wrong with shortcuts :) And arranged fruits always make people oooh and aaah. So colorful and tasty.


strawberry banana flan cake with vanilla pudding
makes one cake

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
3 egg yolks
1-1/4 cups cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp lemon extract

1 pkg vanilla pudding, prepared as per package.

lemon juice

Beat butter, sugar and yolks until fluffy. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with flavoring and milk. blending well. Pour into greased and floured flan pan.

Bake at 350F for 25 minutes. Cool on rack for 10 minutes and invert cake onto plate.

Prepare vanilla pudding and spoon onto flan cake. Arrange cut strawberries and bananas on top. Brush lemon juice atop the banana and strawberries to prevent browning. Serve.