How to Make Custard Cake

Custard cake is a favorite baked item in the Philippines. The base is soft sponge cake and the top is delicious custard with sweet caramel. If you have an oven at home, this is pretty easy to make!


For the caramel:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

For the custard:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the sponge cake:

  • 2 cups pancake mix
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsps of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup fresh milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Custard Cake Recipe


For the caramel:

  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar and water. Caramelize until it turns golden brown over medium heat. Immediately pour the caramel into a cake pan. Set aside.

For the custard:

  1. Mix all the custard ingredients together. Stir lightly using a whisk. Strain and pour it over into the cake pan with caramel. Make sure not to stir it. Set aside.

For the sponge cake:

  1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients. Slowly pour the sponge cake mixture into the cake pan with custard mixture and caramel. Make sure not to stir it.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 °F.  Place the cake pan in a larger pan with a rack half-filled with hot water. Place it in the oven.
  3. Bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven. Let it cool. Run a knife around the pan and turn it upside down.
  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve chilled and enjoy your custard cake!

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