Sunday, 18 March 2012

Individual Strawberry Sponge Flans

So simple - but so impressive. Easy single portion strawberry flans are quick and simple to make for a summery afternoon tea party. It's one of my favourite "pull it off in a jiffy" recipes that takes minimal thought and effort but gets everyone talking about it !

It's honestly no more than a basic 3 egg sponge mix, with a bit of whipped double cream, some fresh strawberries and some strawberry sauce to glaze and add some sweetness.

It's so easy ...... I'll even admit that the strawberry sauce is a cheat and comes from a bottle.

First of all, take one of our 4 cell mini flan moulds. Either butter the inside and dust with flour or spray with cake release. You'll need two moulds (or to bake twice) as this recipe will make 7 to 8 mini flan sponges. 

Each mini flan sponge cake is 95mm (approx 4") in diameter.


175g butter / margarine
175g caster sugar
175g plain flour
3 eggs

Cream the butter and sugar together. Beat in the eggs. Mix in the flour. Add a small amount of milk (about 50ml) too loosen the mix a little.

Put into pre prepared mini flan moulds that have been placed on a baking tray then greased with butter and then dusted with flour...

Bake at approx 170deg C fan oven for about 12 > 14 minutes. Release flans from the moulds when cooled, but still warm.

Add some slightly sweetened whipped cream. Top with strawberries and strawberry ice cream sauce to glaze and you're done !


  1. You make this sound so easy, yet it is hard to believe looking at your pictures! These look so elegant and I really like the individual servings. Also, your flavors blend is something not to be missed. Great post!

  2. Sponge flans? Interesting! I love the traditional flan and would love such a simple approach.

  3. I've never made a flan before but you make it sound so simple! I love strawberries, I bet this is out of this world! Looks incredible!

  4. Looks absolutely divine with those strawberries! Love the idea of sponge flan! I've got to try this & bookmarking this recipe! Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely day! :)

  5. thank you everyone. It's a basic sponge cake.. in a flan mould... and so easy to dress up to look like a party piece !

    So easy it's almost laughable ..

    For those I haven't been to blog visit recently, please excuse my silence. I'm in the midst of a total website rebuild and working every hour there is. Hopefully back to normal soon.

  6. am looking for a large flan tin your small ones are great but need bigger can you help many thanks diane farmer

  7. Hello Diane.

    YES - we can. We're out of stock at the moment, but the large version of these is due back into stock later this month


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