Vanilla Custard Cake Recipe || Dessert for All Occasions

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oday, I want to introduce you to a mouthwatering dessert that will leave you craving for more – the Vanilla Custard Cake recipe.

This cake combines the rich flavors of vanilla and creamy custard, creating a symphony of taste that is perfect for any occasion.

Join me as I guide you through the step-by-step process of making this delectable treat.

Vanilla Custard Cake Recipe
Vanilla Custard Cake Recipe

Recipe Time, Yield, and Equipment Needed

Recipe Time: Approximately 2 hours

Yield: One 9-inch cake, serves 12

Equipment Needed:

  • Two 9-inch round cake pans
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Saucepan
  • Wire rack

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For the cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the custard filling:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Preparing the Cake Batter

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a separate large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

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Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing well after each addition.

Divide the batter equally between the prepared cake pans, smoothing the tops with a spatula.

Step 2: Baking the Cake

Place the cake pans in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Once baked, remove the cake pans from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes. Then, transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 3: Making the Custard Filling

In a saucepan, heat the whole milk over medium heat until it starts to simmer. Do not let it boil.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, egg yolks, and cornstarch until well combined.

Gradually pour the hot milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to prevent curdling.

Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

Remove the custard from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Let it cool for a few minutes.

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Step 4: Assembling the Cake

Place one of the cooled cake layers on a serving plate. Spread a generous amount of the prepared custard filling evenly over the cake.

Carefully place the second cake layer on top of the custard filling, creating a sandwich.

If desired, you can spread a thin layer of custard on the top of the cake for added flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice of cake (1/12th of the cake)

  • Calories: 320
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 125mg
  • Sodium: 170mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 42g
  • Sugars: 27g
  • Protein: 6g

Which Flavour Of Custard Is Best?

Vanilla custard is the most popular and best flavour used to make this cake. All custards are based on eggs and milk. The varying flavours of the egg yolks

and milk set the choice for the type of batter preferred for your favourite vanilla custard cake recipe. Vanilla is a very mild flavour, always a favourite with many people.

Is Vanilla Custard The Same As Vanilla Ice Cream?

Yes, vanilla custard can be used as a cake, like chocolate custard can be used as a chocolate cake. Because of its rich textures, the vanilla custard is more like an ice cream than any other version of custard.

How Do You Know If Custard Is Thick Enough?

The custard should be neither too thin nor too thick. A thin custard consistency will likely produce a dehydrated cake, while a thick batter produces a heavy and dense cake.


Indulge your taste buds with the irresistible Vanilla Custard Cake. With its soft and moist vanilla cake layers and creamy custard filling, this dessert is a true delight.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to treat yourself, this cake is perfect for all occasions.

Follow the step-by-step instructions outlined in this article to create a stunning and delicious Vanilla Custard Cake.

Enjoy every bite and share this delightful dessert with your loved ones. Get ready to savor the flavors and experience a cake that will leave a lasting impression!


Can I make the custard filling in advance?

Yes, you can make the custard filling a day ahead and refrigerate it until you are ready to assemble the cake.

Can I substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour?

Yes, you can use gluten-free flour as a substitute. However, the texture and taste of the cake may vary slightly.

How long does it take to make a Vanilla Custard Cake?

The total preparation and baking time is approximately 2 hours.