Raspberry and custard tea cake

This moist and buttery tea cake, adorned with raspberries and almond flakes is a wonderful afternoon or after-dinner treat - especially with thickened cream.

  • 1 hr 50 mins preparation
  • Serves 10
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  • 2 tablespoon custard powder
  • 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 20 gram butter, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Raspberry and custard tea cake
  • 250 gram butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoon finely grated orange rind
  • 1 1/2 cup (330g) caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup (225g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 2 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup (60g) ground almonds (almond meal)
  • 150 gram fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup (20g) flaked almonds
  • icing sugar, thickened cream for serving


Raspberry and custard tea cake
  • 1
    To make custard: Combine the custard powder and sugar in a small saucepan; gradually stir in the milk. Cook, stirring, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat, stir in butter and vanilla. Press a piece of plastic wrap over the surface of the custard to prevent a skin forming; refrigerate until cold.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 170°C (150°C fan-forced). Grease a deep 22cm springform cake pan. Line base and side with baking paper.
  • 3
    Beat butter, rind and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Gradually fold in combined sifted flours, orange juice, then almond meal.
  • 4
    Spread two-thirds of the cake mixture into the prepared pan. Dollop small spoonfuls of Custard over cake mixture. Spoon the remaining cake mixture over custard; carefully spread with spatula to completely cover the custard. Sprinkle over raspberries, then flaked almonds.
  • 5
    Bake for about 1 hour 25 minutes or until cooked when tested. Cool cake in pan. Transfer cake to cake stand and dust with sifted icing sugar. Serve with thickened cream, if desired.


Suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave

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