Dark Cherry Flan

What a way to add sparkle to a dinner party. Easy, delicious and requests for “more, please” will be heard.


  • 2 white cake mixes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. almond flavouring
  • 1 14 oz. can dark cherries, pitted and drained
  • 3 tbsp. white rum
  • 2/3 cup Nutriwhip, unwhipped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • icing sugar for garnish
  • Grated lime zest

In a large bowl, stir together the cake mixes and eggs with a fork, until crumbly. With floured fingers, press the mixture over the bottom and  up the sides of a 10 inch springform cake pan.

Arrange the cherries over the base of the pan and sprinkle with the white rum.

In a bowl beat the Nutriwhip, eggs and cornstarch until completely smooth and thickened. Pour this over the cherries and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 300 degrees and bake for  one hour until golden brown in colour.

Let cool to room temperature before releasing the sides of the pan.
When serving, slice in wedges, dust with icing sugar and sprinkle with the lime zest.

This is truly a delight to make and devour….yes, I did say devour.


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