Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

A simple cake made elegant by the finishing touches of a custard filling and chocolate glaze.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. FOR THE CAKE: Preheat oven to 350°F Beat eggs in mixing bowl until thick. Beat in sugar, butter and vanilla.
  2. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Stir.
  3. Add milk. Stir and pour into 1 greased 8-inch round layer pan. Bake in oven for about 25 to 30 minutes until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean. Cool. Cut cake to make 2 layers. Spread Custard Filling between layers.
  4. FOR THE CUSTARD FILLING: Bring milk to a boil in medium saucepan.
  5. Meanwhile mix sugar, flour and salt together thoroughly. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well. Stir into boiling milk to thicken. remove from heat. Cool. Setting pan in ice water helps to cool quicker. Stir often. Spread between layers. Apply Chocolate Glaze.
  6. FOR THE CHOCOLATE GLAZE: Beat all 4 ingredients together in small bowl. Add more water if needed to make a barely pourable glaze. Spread over top of cake. Allow some to drizzle down sides a bit. Chill. Serve with or without whipped cream.
  7. NOTE: a regular 2 layer cake may be used, your own or a mix. Being large it will give more cake per serving.
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