Vanilla custard cake

vanilla custard cakeWoman's Day
1 Item
1H 20M




1.Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly grease a 22cm round cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper.
2.To make custard, place custard powder in a saucepan. Add a little milk; stir until a smooth paste. Stir in sugar, vanilla and remaining milk; cook, stirring, on a medium heat, until custard boils and thickens. Reduce heat; simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Place plastic wrap directly on surface of custard to prevent a skin forming. Set aside to cool slightly – custard will need to be warm when ready to use.
3.In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4.Sift flours together; fold lightly into creamed mixture alternately with milk.
5.Spoon half cake mixture into prepared pan, smoothing surface.
6.Carefully spread warm custard evenly over top of cake mixture. Spoon remaining cake mixture over custard, and use back of a spoon to gently smooth surface and cover custard.
7.Bake 50-55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean and dry. Cool in pan 20 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.
8.Dust with icing sugar and serve with whipped cream.

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