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55Total Time
15Prep Time
40Bake Time

Custard Cake

1 Reviews

  • Vegetarian

About the bake

Custard cake really is as delicious as it sounds. You might be wondering how a custard cake stands? It uses all the traditional ingredients of a cake batter, the uniqueness comes through in the baking stage. Once baked the cake is a light custardy texture with a bit of wobble. The base is quite dense like and rich. We've used Nielsen-Massey vanilla bean paste in our recipe because it's the real deal. If you're going to make anything custard flavoured, you really want to avoid using a synthetic vanilla composition such as 'vanilla flavouring'. Go for Nielsen-Massey as it's made using the whole vanilla pod. You can also see the flecks in the paste which are the vanilla seeds. YUM! If you love custard recipes, have a go at our vanilla panna cotta recipe next.    

55Total Time
15Prep Time
40Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 170'c/150'c fan. Grease and line a 20x20cm brownie pan

  2. Step 2:

    Place the egg whites into the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk until stiff peaks have formed. Set aside

  3. Step 3:

    In a separate bowl beat together the egg yolks and golden caster sugar until light and fluffy

  4. Step 4:

    Add the melted butter and vanilla bean paste and beat again

  5. Step 5:

    Add in the plain flour and finally the lukewarm milk and finally gently fold in the egg whites

  6. Step 6:

    Pour the mix into the prepared brownie pan and bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, the cake will still have a slight wobble and a golden top after this time

  7. Step 7:

    Remove from the oven once baked and allow to cool completely

  8. Step 8:

    Chill for 2 hours to allow the cake to firm up

  9. Step 9:

    Slice and serve


  • For the Cake

    • 4 Large eggs
    • 145g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 115g Butter (melted)
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste
    • 110g Allinson's plain white flour
    • 475ml Milk (lukewarm)


  • 20x 20cm brownie pan
  • Stand mixer
  • Mixing bowl

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