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Reader Recipe: Moist n' Fluffy Custard Cake

Reader Recipe: Moist n' Fluffy Custard Cake

I'm not sure why, but the word custard has been on my mind a lot lately. So when I saw TeamSugar member celebrity_soup's recipe for a Super Moist n' Fluffy Custard Cake, I could barely stop from drooling all over myself. The cake itself is a vanilla cake with a hint of almond, and the whole thing is topped with a delicious custard. You could cut the cake in two and put the custard in between, but why bother, it's just going to be devoured in minutes. To get the recipe,

Moist n' Fluffy Custard Cake
From TeamSugar member celebrity_soup

Hey everyone,
As you probably don't know (cause I haven't posted any of their recipes),
I have been going cake crazy!

My family is always wanting more, more, more, more! (haha)
I have been making about 2 cakes a week, once one is done, I'm off to making another one.
I have to say, it's quite fun. :D

Yesterday I asked for what my brother was in the mood for, he said: "make me something like a vanilla cake, moist n' fluffy".
After hearing that, I knew exactly what to make, it was as if a light bulb went *ding* instantly in my head. I couldn't get a picture of the whole cake, because half was eaten before I could even grab the camera!... it's that good. :P


3/4 cup milk
90 g butter or margarine
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract or essence
1/2 tsp almond essence (optional)
1/4 tsp salt


1 cup milk
2 heaped tbsp custard powder
1/3 cup sugar


1. Heat milk and butter. Leave aside to cool slightly.
2. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla well until creamy. Sift dry ingredients and add to egg mixture. Add heated milk and butter to flour mixture. Turn out into a greased 20 cm tin and bake in a preheated oven at 350 °F for about 35 minutes.
3. Custard Filling: Heat milk (to a boil), mix custard powder and sugar with 2 tbsp of milk in a separate bowl. Add this to the boiling milk and stir with a whisk until thick.
4. Fill and top cake layers with custard.

I didn't fill mine with custard, just topped it. All you need to do is grab a thread or dental floss and pass it through the cake right in the middle. Now just fill it with custard (the cake needs to be absolutely cool) and sandwich the two layers together. You also need to make double the custard recipe to fill.

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Advah Advah 9 years
Leahlarocco, did you use regular flour? And was it a runny or thick batter? (sorry I'm still really confused by mine! :) )
leahlarocco leahlarocco 9 years
Ok, so I made this last night because it sounded so yummy. The cake was fabulous and tasted like marzipan, however, the custard was not so good. I would suggest using instant vanilla pudding if you're dying to eat custard, OR icing the cake with a thin layer of chocolate frosting. I'll definitely be making this again...sans custard. Oh, and 90g of butter equals 6.4 tablespoons :)
issarocks issarocks 9 years
Advah Advah 9 years
Ok question: I made this cake yesterday, and the batter ended up being /really/ runny, so I added another cup and a half of flour. The result looks pretty good (I also threw in 2 handfuls of cranberries instead of custard) and oomph, but I was wondering about the posted recipe: is it supposed to be runny, or is there a mistake in the recipe?
llendril llendril 9 years
yummmm. i love anything custard!
Marci Marci 9 years
I've never heard of custard powder either. This cake is a must for my fiance's birthday. A MUST!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
OMG, Yum! That looks absolutely delicious. I can almost taste it in my mouth. What's custard powder?
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
thank you so much for posting yet another recipe of mine on your site Yum! it really means a lot :) ...more cakes to come!
nancita nancita 9 years
This is beautiful and looks delicious. Seriously my mouth is watering. I'm very impressed.
emalove emalove 9 years
Looks so good!
Advah Advah 9 years
Oh wow this cake is beautiful! It's now on my to-do list for tonight, I was actually on YumS in search of a recipe for bringing something in at work tomorrow. :) Thanks for the recipe!
wonderwoman80 wonderwoman80 9 years
That looks great, but I'm having to bring all my holiday treats to the office so I don't sit at home and eat them all myself!
steen steen 9 years
This looks delicious! But I was just over at FitSugar so I feel guilty even looking at it! :(
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Wow now this is what I'm talking about...
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