Friday, February 24, 2012

Lemon Custard Cakes

         Some time back, I had tasted custard cake, it was not homemade, but it tasted so delicious, soft and spongy and with custard in the centre, had me hooked. From then on I wanted to make it at home, I made some lemon custard and used the whoopie pie pan to make small cakes. Of course what I made was totally different from what I had tasted, but still it was very good in its own way. I will be trying till I can get the original taste, meanwhile enjoy these lovely cakes, they tasted divine with a nice citrus flavor..

Need To Have
For The Cake
  • All Purpose flour Or Maida - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Evaporated Milk - 3/4 cup
  • Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda - 1 teaspoon
  • Butter - 2 tablespoons
  • Oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla Extract - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice - from half a lemon
  • Salt - a pinch
For The Custard
  • Custard Powder - 1 + 1/2 tablespoon
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 2 + 1/2 tablespoons
  • Lemon Juice - from half a lemon
  • Lemon Zest - from 1 lemon

          Mix in the custard powder in 1/4 cup milk, heat the remaining milk with the sugar, add the custard to this, keep stirring till thick, remove and cool. When cold, add the lemon juice and the lemon zest. Coming to the cake, sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Take the butter, oil, sugar and evaporated milk, mix it well, add the salt and the vanilla extract, then add the sifted flour, combine everything together to a nice batter and finally mix in the lemon juice. Grease the pan, add a spoonful of batter, drop in a teaspoon of the custard in the center followed by some more batter. Bake them at 375F for 10 to 12 mins. Cool and remove them carefully, we had it as such, but I think it'll taste good even with some ice cream.

Sending it to Kitchen Affaire for Priya's Veggie/ Fruit A Month Event - Lemon
                to Zesty Palette for the Sweet Luv event,
                to Srav's Culinary Concepts for the Dish For Loved Ones event,
                to Tickling Palates for the Let's Cook-Sweet Somethings event,
                and the I Love Baking event,
                to Anzz Cafe for the Valentine's Special event,
                to Sumee's Culinary Bites for the Bon Vivant event,
                to Tomato Blues for the Bake Fest event started by Vardhini,
                to Cuisine Delights for the Colorful Holi event,
                to Preeti's Kitchen Life for the Color And Sweet -  Holi Fest event,
                to Spice N Sugar Tales for the  Cakes, Cookies And Desserts event,
                to Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes for Srivalli's Kids Delight event,
                to Sizzling Tastebuds for the Valentine's Fest - Served With Love and
                to My Cook Book for the  Holi Hai event.

You can use muffin pans for this, since I used the whoopie pie pan, I had to remove the cakes very carefully since the moulds were very shallow and the custard sunk in.
I had left the cakes in the oven for another 5 mins after switching the oven off, that gave the caramelized color to the cakes.
Don't make the custard thick like I did, it sank down a little.

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  1. They sound delicious and have that crispy crust...

  2. This sounds so flavorful n delicious...they come out really good n perfect!!
    Lovely clicks Hema!!

  3. I've never tried custard, the reason is we haven't tasted that impressive custard dishes yet! ;)

    I love lemon cake..this looks delicious too! :P

  4. Super cakes with wonderful flavors !! very appealing and cute ones !!

    Ongoing event CC-Dish For Loved Ones

  5. Looks delicious and yum. Hope i will try this in muffin pan this weekend :)

  6. I have not used custard before. Cakes look awesome. Thx for linking to the event.

  7. This would be lovely for tea-time snack!

  8. Never tried it...
    Luks yummy ..
    Thanks linking 2 holi hai :)

  9. like the idea of mixing custard & lemon.. thats a very different combo!

  10. just went through few of your latest posts...everything looks lipsmacking..



  11. it is really new to me....never tasted or tried it.......great recipe dear...i luv anything with custard .......will try this soon

  12. Nice and different recipe. Nice clicks.

  13. Very innovative delicious cake. Thanks for linking my event.

    Cuisine Delights

  14. Custard cakes are still unveiled for me, so this is a good way to learn for me. Loved that lemon flavor, too!! :)
    Thanks for linking.

    Event : Cakes, Cookies and Desserts

  15. sounds very interesting,looks awesome!!

  16. Hi hema,
    These lemon cakes look yummy! I love citrus in cakes, it makes it so much more flavorful.

  17. I love anything lemony, and also anything with a custard filling! Im the freak who ODs on custard filled donuts even :D so hey, this recipe is completely made for me :) love it!

  18. That looks very interesting and lemony.. Thnx for linking up.

  19. Don't know how the store bought cake tasted but this home made cake looks veryy delicioussssss can't imagine!!!

  20. Yummy cake, looks so soft n moist.

  21. yummy cake.... look so tempting....
    thanks for linking recipe with my ongoing events


  22. very delicious hema, looks like athirasam.
    thank you for your regular visit and comment hema.

  23. The cake looks delicious and its very unique. Lovely post. Bookmarked

  24. These citrusy cakes have such a wonderful toasty hue to the outside. That is a definite hint that the flavor of these must be amazing! Also, I have never worked with custard powder, so it does inspire. Great post!

  25. very unique and innovative recipe... looks delicious..

  26. Totally delicious ones, in love with these soft ones!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  27. thank you for your nice comment on me space......i really like your your folower now!.....yum custard cake.

  28. Its new to me looks inviting n delicious dear...

  29. Looks like malpua! Very nice. Thanks for dropping by at my blog.

  30. lemon custard in cake.. yum!
    reminds me to eat cake outside for newer flavours. Haven't eaten cake in months since i started baking at home

  31. Looks fluffy and cute :) Nice new flavour.

  32. These are so clever! I love the look of them, I suppose home made custard will work very well too. I'm going to make these soon!

  33. looks really yumm.n nice tempting colour......Thanx 4 this recipe..