One of the new things that you can experience at this year’s Epcot International Festival of the Arts is a dessert at El Artista Hambriento (The Hungry Artist) Food Studio near the Mexico Pavilion.
The Studio features delicious Mexican inspired dishes that includes delicious sopes de chilorio (slow-braised pork marinated in ancho chili paste served on fried corn dough with black beans, queso Oaxaca, crema mexicana and salsa verde), callo de hacha en salsa de jengibre y habanero (two seared scallops with ginger-habanero sauce atop yucca purée) and my favorite chocoflan: a creamy custard and chocolate sponge cake topped with cajeta and hazelnuts.
Here is the recipe for this amazing postre so you can have a little bit of the festival at home!
Epcot International Festival of the Arts takes place through Feb. 25. The festival is included with regular admission.
- 1/4 cup cajeta (or dulce de leche)
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 10 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 eggs, divided
- 2 tablespoons brewed espresso, cooled
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup cajeta (or dulce de leche)
- 1/4 cup hazelnuts, crushed
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9×13-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Place cajeta in microwave-safe bowl and cook, stirring every 15 seconds, for 45 seconds to 1 minute, until cajeta pours easily. Spread and evenly coat bottom of prepared 9×13-inch baking pan.
- Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder in medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
- Cream butter in bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment until smooth. Add sugar and cream until fluffy. Beat in 1 egg and cooled espresso until smooth.
- Add 1/2 of flour mixture and 1/2 of milk and beat on low speed. Repeat with remaining flour and milk; beat until smooth.
- Spread over top of cajeta in prepared pan and set aside.
- Combine evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and remaining 4 eggs in blender and purée until smooth and fluffy. Evenly pour over cake batter.
- Place 9×13-inch pan in larger baking pan and fill larger pan with water until 1/3 full.
- Bake 50-55 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
- Remove from water bath and cool for 1 hour.
- Run knife around the edge of cake. Place large baking sheet on top of pan and flip pan to release cake. Cut the cake in half, making 2 rectangles, approximately 9×6 inches each. Place 1 rectangle, cake side down, on a platter using two spatulas. Top with second rectangle.
- Warm 1 cup cajeta in microwave for 1 minute, until warm. Spread on top of chocoflan and sprinkle with hazelnuts.
- Cut into squares; dust top with powdered sugar before serving.
Dulce de leche may be used in place of cajeta.
This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens.
The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.
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