Vanilla custard cake

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 55 mins cooking
  • Makes 1 Item
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Vanilla custard cake
  • 125 gram butter, chopped, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • whipped cream, to serve
  • 1/3 cup custard powder
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Vanilla custard cake
  • 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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