This delicious free Custard Cake Recipe is great for when your time is limited and you need to whip up something quickly!


180ml milk
90g butter or margarine
3 extra large eggs
250ml sugar 
375ml cake flour
15ml baking powder
1ml salt

Custard Filling & Topping:
250ml milk
20ml custard powder
60g butter or margarine
125ml castor sugar
sliced almonds to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  • Heat the milk and butter. Leave aside to cool slightly.
  • Beat the eggs and sugar until creamy. 
  • Sift dry the ingredients and add to egg mixture. 
  • Add the heated milk and butter to the flour mixture. 
  • Turn out into two greased 20cm cake tins and bake for about 25 minutes.
  • Heat the milk and thicken with the custard powder.
  • Boil for a few minutes and set aside to cool slightly. 
  • Beat the butter and sugar well and gradually add the custard and beat lightly until smooth.
  • Fill and top the cake layers with custard and garnish with sliced almonds.
  • Allow custard to set and refrigerate.
Make 1 cake


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