How To Make The Best Custard Cake

custard cake on a plate
custard cake on a plate
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Best Custard Cake Recipe

This is a combination of a Filipino popular dessert Leche flan and a soft chiffon cake. Indulge yourself with this sweet comforting cake.
Course Comfort food
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Comfort Food Recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 1117kcal
Cost $5-20


  • 2 Rectangular Baking Dish


For the Custard

  • 6 pcs Eggs
  • 1 can Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar

For the Cake

  • 6 pcs Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Cake Flour
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest grated
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cream of Tartar



  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Put a pan inside the oven and melt the sugar or until caramelized. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine, egg yolk, evaporated milk, and condensed milk. Mix well.
  • Then, pour it into the baking pan with caramelized sugar. Place the pan on a larger baking pan and pour water on the larger pan. Bake it for 20 minutes.


  • In a mixing bowl, combine sugar with egg yolk. Mix well.
  • Now add baking powder. Mix again.
  • Then, slowly add the flour into the bowl. Add the grated lemon zest. Set aside.
  • Use an electric mixer to beat the white eggs in another bowl. Then, add the cream of tartar. Mix for 10 minutes with sugar until fluffy.
  • Now, carefully mix the cake mixture into the bowl. Mix using a spatula.
  • Now, pour the cake mixture into the baking pan with custard mixture.
  • Put it inside the oven over a tray with water.
  • Bake the mixture for 45 minutes.
  • After 45 minutes, check it the cake using a toothpick and if it came out clean, it means it's cooked already.
  • Remove it from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, turn the custard cake over a wide tray to get the custard cake from the baking pan.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 1117kcal | Carbohydrates: 225g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 846mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 189g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 730mg | Iron: 1mg
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