Tropical Custard Coffee Cake

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Elly in Canada

Is there anything more delicious than a good coffee cake served warm with a nice cup of coffee? This recipe will produce a thin cake with a creamy custard topping! This recipe was created for the RSC #8.

Top Review by stormylee

This reminds me very much of Finnish quark pies made around Easter - they are flavoured with lemon and have raisins in them, so despite the Caribbean influences I felt like I was eating something very "familiar". :-) The fresh ginger was a great addition. (I think I'll add some into my Easter quark pie this year, too...! Thanks for the idea!) I did use 4 tbls of orange juice for plumping the currants as 2 tbls didn't cover them. Lovely small cake and quick to make!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease a 9 x 9-inch square pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°.
  3. Put currants into a small bowl, add orange juice, let sit until currants are plump and juicy; set aside. Drain off any excess liquid before adding to custard mixture.
  4. In a bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, 2 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder and salt until blended.
  5. Combine milk and melted butter and add to dry ingredients, stir to form a thick batter.
  6. Spread batter in prepared pan, set aside.
  7. In a bowl, mix sour cream, lemon juice, 1/4 cup white sugar, egg until well blended.
  8. Add coconut, drained currants, ginger and orange zest, mix well.
  9. Pour custard mixture over prepared batter in baking pan.
  10. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until edges begin to pull away from sides of the pan and centre of custard is set.
  11. Can be served warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!
  12. Any remaining coffee cake should be covered and refrigerated.

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