Thursday, 25 November 2010

Vanilla-flavoured custard cake

The moment I saw Aparna's custard powder cake, I knew I had to try it out. In all honesty, I love plain cakes and if its vanilla flavoured, I'm sold.

I decided to try out the version with the egg in it and didn't regret. Aparna had mentioned it was a comfortably sweet cake and she was right. Although, just to take it a notch higher, I dusted icing sugar on top. The top was a bit crumbly, but this dense cake was perfect with a cuppa tea on a cold Autumn day. 
The next time I'd probably try it out as the base for an upside down cake or 'jam' it up in a sort of Victoria sponge cake way. Whatever it is, this cake is a keeper because it is absolutely fuss free and delicious and took me about 15 minutes to prepare.

Recipe adapted from here as Aparna mentioned (I halved it)
All purpose flour- 1 cup
Vanilla flavoured custard powder- 43 gms
Granulated sugar- 1 cup
Baking powder- 1 tsp
Butter- 125 gms
Eggs- 2
Milk- 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Pre-heat oven to 160C
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined, either with a wooden spoon or with an electric mixer which I what I used.
Pour into a greased or lined round cake tin (9 inch) and bake for about 55 minutes or till a tooth pick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack and just before you serve, dust with some icing sugar and serve with a smile:)
Notes: OK, so just before I started I realized Id run short of AP flour and so I used about 3/4 cup of plain flour and rest was wholemeal flour. Didn't make any difference I'm assuming
The original recipe calls for Self raising flour and since I didn't have that either I used 1 tsp baking powder.

32 comments:

Biny Anoop said...

custard cake looking great....presentation as everytime is fabulous.
Biny

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Beautiful! Am sold out for your last pic :) after u mentioned it on FB did check them very interesting and easy recipe. Milk in cognac glass seems fun ;)

Pavithra said...

Oooooooooh when i saw this in Aparna's post even me too got tempted and badly wanted to do cos I too love custard cakes and since there was so many bakings this month. I convinced myself only by just bookmarking. But seeing urs again I am tempted and the texture is really making me to bake right away. By the way every will be tempted to see these beautiful pictures.

GB said...

This looks really interesting. By plain flour do you mean atta? If so, I'm totally sold!

Jisha Dil said...

hey custard cake looks yummy...and nice clicks too..

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!looks perfect and soft cake.....delicious one!

Padhu said...

Awesome!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Very much tempting it looks perfect texture and cake...bookmarked to try

Kairali sisters said...

Ahha..what a yummy piece of cake..Looks super Nisha...Love all the clicks esp the last one tto..

Monet said...

This does look beautiful. I would love to spread a raspberry rum jam over top. I wish I had a slice to enjoy with my cup of coffee in the morning. Thank you for sharing, my friend!

sinfullyspicy said...

Custard cakes are one of my fav.This looks so decadent .

Sayantani said...

never had custard cake but love this texture. if you like this then you might also like to try condensed milk cake. though on a sweeter side but was all marvelous.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Nisha,

Looks amazing dear...I also love custard...must try this one of these days...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

Love it!

Alessandra said...

Ciao,

Fist time here, very nice space, and beautiful photos and recipes :-)
I am happy to follow you!

ciao
Alessandra

Priya said...

Soo soft and spongy custard cake..cant take my eyes from the clicks..

lissie said...

Hi Nisha,

Thank you for visiting my blog and also for trying out my recipe for 'Rice Sevai Upma'! You have a wonderful space here...!

custard cake looks so delicious!

Shades of Grey said...

All this time I thot AP = plain = maida...appol ille?

Akila said...

looks so yummy yummy dear....

Mary said...

What a lovely looking cake. I'll wager it tastes everybit as good as it looks. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

aipi said...

wow, that looks so moist and melting in the mouth kind. Loving and drooling over the pics!

US Masala

Jaisy James said...

looks soft n yummy cake dear

Sajna Aseef said...

U have made my fav this time dear...I just love ur blogg...keep up the good work....muah...I liked urs than Aparn's...smiles!!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

it looks so soft and spongy.. superb snap... :)

TheYummyMorsel said...

Vanilla Custard Cake! Just love anything in vanilla flavor! Looks spongy and moist.Yum!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

without thinking twice I have bookmarked this :-) Your clicks are very very tempting

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

This looks good! I saw the cake at Aparna's and instantly loved it. And now that I have so much custard powder, I shd make this!

Sweet Artichoke said...

Totally my kind of cake,too. Simple, moist and soft... Yum. Great pics, as usual ;-)

Gulmohar said...

Perfect ! Loved the last pic,Nisha..

vineetha said...

Good one..
For fish fingers I used haddock.

Suhaina said...

cake looks wonderful. will soon try it.. your clicks are the best,i must say.

Nitha said...

bookmarked... looks great..