Qudraat Qadir Recipe

Flan Cake Recipe

This is a very interesting dessert. My mother in law made this and showed me. It’s quite popular in Syria and Lebanon. Qudraat Qadir(by Gods will) describes a dessert where creme caramel and cake batter are combined and “by Gods will” separate in the oven. A tempting dessert by Sabine Agha.

Check this video for better understanding.

Qudraat Qadir Flan Cake Recipe


For Caramel

  • Sugar 2/3 cup (melted until an amber color)

For Pudding

  • Eggs 3 large
  • Vanilla essence 2 tsp
  • Sugar 1 1/4 cups
  • Cold water 2 cups
  • Milk powder 2 cups

For Cake

  • Eggs 3 large
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Water 1/2 cup
  • Oil 1/2 cup
  • Sugar 1/2 cup
  • Sifted flour 1 cup
  • Baking powder 3 tsp


  1. Preheat oven for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour melted sugar into cake pan allow to harden.
  3. Beat all pudding ingredients with electric beater and pour into the pan.
  4. Combine cake ingredients and pour over the pudding mixture. Don’t worry it will not mix up!
  5. Place in a water bath and bake on 350 for 45 minutes or until you touch the cake and it springs back.
  6. Remove and cool in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  7. Run a knife around the pan and flip out.


  • This cake recipe is a go to. You can bake it by itself, split in half after it’s baked and pour any type of liquid into it. It will soft and delicious.
  • Also u can add 4 oz of cream cheese to the crime caramel and it will add a nice cheesecake texture to the dessert.
  • Water bath, is a technique to create steam within the oven to make flans and custards.
  • Place your cake pan inside a bigger pan and pour water 2/3 the way up.
  • Before pouring the water place both pans in the oven then pour the water in for ease.

Image and Recipe Courtesy by Sabine Agha.

Also See: Simple Gulab Jamun Recipe