Key Ingredients

A white can of sweetened condensed milk with blue labels beside the La Lechera logo and a plate of flan.
Condensed Milk
Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz Can
14 oz. Can
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup beet juice or 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature, divided
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2

Combine flour, cocoa and salt in large bowl. Combine buttermilk, beet juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl; whisk to combine.

Step 3

Beat granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter in large mixer bowl until smooth and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 4

Beat in one third of the flour mixture followed by half of the buttermilk mixture until incorporated. Beat in a third of the flour mixture and remaining buttermilk mixture until combined. Beat in remaining flour mixture. Combine vinegar and baking soda in small bowl (mixture will foam); stir into batter. Spoon batter into prepared baking pan.

Step 5

Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; poke holes all over top of cake with wooden skewer. Combine sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk in small bowl; stir to combine. Drizzle over top of cake. Cool cake completely before frosting.

Step 6

Beat cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup butter in large mixer bowl until smooth and creamy (should take about 4 minutes). Reduce speed to low and gradually add powdered sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy. Spread over top of cake.

Step 7

Decorate as desired. Store any leftover cake tightly covered in the refrigerator.

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