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Custard Layer Cake

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A unique cake with a custard center. Easier than it looks. It starts out as basic cake batter and turns into a custard layer cake.

Be sure to try the Chocolate version too!

Total Time: 20 minutes to prep, 1 hour to bake

Yield: 9-12 pieces


  • 4 eggs (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 8 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups lukewarm milk
  • powdered sugar for dusting top


  1. Line 8 x 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
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  3. Separate eggs. Beat whites until stiff, set aside.
  4. Beat the yolks and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add butter and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes.
  6. Add flour and mix thoroughly.
  7. Slowly add the milk and beat until everything is well blended.
  8. Gently fold in the egg whites using a spatula, a third at a time. Repeat until all the whipped egg whites are folded in. You will no longer have large white clumps.
  9. Pour batter into baking dish and bake approx. 60 minutes until top is lightly golden.
  10. Cool to room temperature, and then chill.
  11. Dust top with powdered sugar.
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April 17, 20160 found this helpful

How much cocoa?

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April 18, 20160 found this helpful

Chocolate version

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April 28, 20160 found this helpful

This looks really good. Do I need to use regular whole milk, or may I use almond milk? Thank you for sharing.

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May 2, 20160 found this helpful

Cocoa?? Is in this recipe for custard layer cake. I can't imagine because it is pictured yellow custard????

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