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  • Serves 4
  • 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 7 Ingredients

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You can easily make this custard cake gluten free by using gluten free flour and icing sugar.


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 4 eggs whites separated, room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 125 g butter (melted)
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk (lukewarm)
  • icing sugar for dusting

Method

  1. Preheat oven to approx 180 degrees and grease an 8 x 8 inch dish.
  2. Separate eggs and add the whites to a mixer and beat until stiff. Then place in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light. Add the butter and vanilla then beat for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the flour and mix it in until fully incorporated. Slowly start adding millk and beat until everything is well mixed.
  5. Add the egg whites a third at a time and gently fold in with a spatula, repeat until all egg whites are folded in.
  6. Pour batter into a baking dish (will be quite wet) and bake for approximately 60 minutes or until the top is lightly golden.
  7. Cool and then dust heavily with icing sugar.

  • I love custard cakes and totally forgot about these beauties. Will try it this weekend!

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  • This might be great with fruits as well.

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  • I’d love to make this to share with family and friends. Sounds easy to prepare too.

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  • Oooo yum! I love a little dessert or a LOT

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  • Just wondering why this is called a custard cake when it doesn’t have custard powder as ingredient ?

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  • Yum. this is making me hungry. Looks amazing. Thank you

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  • This is a perfect recipe for a home-made mothers day gift idea, certainly going to give this a go

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  • I love custard so this cake sounds amazing!

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  • Love custard slice, and sure will be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  • I have tried this recipe but my custard cake wasn’t’ a great success. I think the oven wasn’t up high enough.

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  • This looks delicious. A different version of a vanilla slice, which I absolutely love. And I do have all of these items in the pantry too. No excuses!

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  • I have all these ingredients already in the pantry. I’ll have to give it a go! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Have always wondered how these were made. Thanks for appeasing my curiosity and sharing a recipe that’s so easy I will be trying it.

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  • Oh yes! This sounds delightful! I have to make this for my hubby! He will love it.

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  • A great custard cake to enjoy with a latte! Thanks!

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