Serving Size: 24
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"Awesome" and "genius" are used to describe our deceptively easy caramel-chocolate showstopper. Watch our video and be ready for compliments. Bake on, you awesome genius.


  • 0.5 cup Mexican caramel sauce (cajeta)
  • 0.5 cup sour cream
  • 0.33 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 7 large eggs
  • 8 Ounce PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed, softened
  • 12 Ounce evaporated milk
  • 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping


  1. HEAT oven to 375ºF.
  2. POUR caramel sauce into 12-cup fluted tube pan sprayed with cooking spray. Blend evaporated milk, cream cheese, 4 eggs, vanilla and sugar in blender until smooth.
  3. BEAT cake mix, water, oil and remaining eggs with mixer until blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Pour over caramel in tube pan; gently ladle flan mixture over cake batter. Cover pan with foil sprayed with cooking spray, sprayed-side down. Place in larger pan. Add enough water to larger pan to come halfway up side of tube pan.
  4. BAKE 1-1/2 hours or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate 2 hours. Loosen dessert from side of pan; invert onto plate. Remove pan. Serve dessert topped with COOL WHIP.

Kraft Kitchens tips:

Sweets can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.

Place serving plate over cake pan. Invert dessert onto plate. Gently remove pan; spoon any remaining caramel left in pan.

Caramel sugar is a great substitute for Mexican caramel sauce. Simply mix 1/2 cup sugar and 2 Tbsp. water in saucepan; cook on medium heat 7 min. or until sugar is deep golden brown. Pour into prepared pan; continue as directed.