How To Make Custard Powder Cake

I was looking for a cake recipe with different flavour from general. Looked for a lot of recipes online. Then again ingredient choice is something that I lack. As I want things that I already have in my pantry, I mean I don’t want to go searching for ingredients in supermarkets.


This cake recipe is from Nigella Lawson, a very renowned celebrity chef. I have been a fan of her shows and she and her shows are fodder for many of my dishes.


The sponge is very light, soft and airy. Totally melt in the mouth. This is the easiest cake till now that I have made. I vouch by it.

So let’s begin.


1½ cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons custard powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
4 large eggs
80 gms butter
1 cup superfine sugar
2 – 3 tablespoons milk


Make sure everything you need is at room temperature before you start.

Preheat the oven to 180°C

Butter and line the cake tin.


Put all of the above ingredients except the milk, into a food processor.

Process to a smooth batter, and then add the milk a tablespoon at a time to make a soft dropping consistency.


Pour in the tin and bake for 30-35 min until done.



The cakes will have risen and feel spookily puffy; this is because of the cornflour in the custard powder. Let the tins sit on a cooling rack for 5 minutes and then turn them out on to the rack, peeling away the paper.




More tea time cakes-

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4 thoughts on “How To Make Custard Powder Cake

  1. Avin you are re introducing cakes that were baked long time ago and which are forgotten in all the modern cakes like red velvet and oreo cakes. We use to bake custard cake to serve with hot custard.

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