Highlight Cake

"Easy and successful cake - tastes and smells lovely - this recipe came from my mum years ago so I have no idea of its exact origins"
Highlight Cake created by Baby Kato
Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Put into a food processor the flour,eggs,custard powder,milk and sugar.
  • Add softened butter.
  • Beat for 10 mins - I know it sounds a long time!
  • Pour into greased 10 inch tin.
  • Bake at 180 degrees celsius.
  • Bake for 1 hour.

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  1. Lorrainedenning888
    I have made the hilight cake on & off for years with great success but recently have had a few fails- a rubbery strip running thru the cake halfway up- I haven’t changed process
  2. NurseJaney
    *Made for Australia/NZ Swap #68* I think ingredients may have affected somewhat. Recipe calls for "custard powder" -- Googled it, and Amazon does carry it, but I didn't pursue. Used 4 TB of powder from jello instant pudding mix, and hoped for the best. Faithfully left the food processor running for 10 minutes, and poured into my 12 cup bundt pan. The cake rose beautifully OVER the top, and turned golden in about 45 minutes. Took another reviewer's hint, and placed a sheet of foil gently on top to prevent burning. Baked at 350*F for 1 hour, and toothpick tested clean. Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, where it collapsed into 1/2 depth !! Placed on rack to cool completely. Interestingly, there was a ring around the cake, like it would easily slice through, and could be filled with strawberries and cream --(or some other confection !). Didn't do this -- took to friends' home for dessert with cards, and when sliced -- DH immediately called "That isn't done"! Luckily I had read about the custard layer, and while this was fairly firm, I realized it had magically developed a custard-like layer ! The cake was very dense, but not at all too sweet. I have ordered the custard powder from Amazon for next time -- it is VERY easy to put together. Again, the the yellow section tricked my brain into expecting a lemon flavor -- so will add some extract next time. A really nice, and very different cake ! Thanks, Kate !!
  3. Baby Kato
    Just an awesome cake Kate. I never made one quite like this before. It was quick and easy to make, with spectacular results. We really enjoyed the buttery vanilla flavor, the custard really takes this cake to new heights. It was big, sweet and wonderful. I loved the top crispy part best while my dh enjoyed the custardy parts most. I also was thrilled to turn on the Kitchen Aid and walk away. What a hassle free cake. I will be making this again. It tastes even better the next day. Thanks so much for posting this wonderful treat. :)
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