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Custard Vanilla Sponge Cake

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Craving something sweet and delightful? Our Custard Vanilla Sponge Cake is here to satisfy your taste buds. Light, fluffy sponge cake filled with creamy custard and a hint of vanilla, it’s the perfect treat for any occasion. Don’t miss out on this heavenly dessert!

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Some background regarding Custard Vanilla Sponge Cake

The combination of custard, vanilla, and sponge cake results in a delicious and classic dessert that has been enjoyed for many years.

While it’s challenging to pinpoint the exact origin of custard vanilla sponge cake, let’s rather look at the individual components and their histories.

Sponge Cake:

Sponge cake is a type of cake characterized by its light and airy texture. It dates to the Renaissance period in Europe, and variations of sponge cakes can be found in various cuisines around the world.

The traditional sponge cake relies on beaten eggs for leavening, creating a structure that is light and fluffy. Over time, recipes have evolved to include variations such as adding different flavorings like vanilla.


Vanilla, extracted from the vanilla bean, is a popular flavoring that has a long history of use in culinary applications. Indigenous to Mexico, vanilla was introduced to Europe by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.

The delicate and sweet flavor of vanilla has made it a staple in many desserts, including cakes, cookies, and custards.


Custard is a versatile dessert made by combining eggs, sugar, and milk or cream. It can be cooked on the stovetop or baked. Custard has been a part of European culinary traditions for centuries.

Combining custard with cake creates a delightful contrast in textures and flavors, with the creamy custard complementing the lightness of the sponge cake.

Custard Vanilla Sponge Cake:

The combination of custard, vanilla, and sponge cake likely emerged as a way to create a more decadent and luxurious dessert. The layers of sponge cake are often soaked in a vanilla-infused syrup to enhance the flavor.

The custard layer can be incorporated between the sponge cake layers or served as a topping or filling. The result is a dessert that balances the sweetness of the cake with the richness of the custard.

Modern Variations:

Over time, bakers and home cooks have experimented with variations of custard vanilla sponge cake. Some may add fresh fruits, additional flavorings, or decorative touches to enhance the presentation.

While there may not be a specific historical account for the combination of custard, vanilla, and sponge cake, it is a testament to the creativity and evolution of dessert recipes over time. Today, custard vanilla sponge cake remains a beloved treat enjoyed in various forms across different cultures and cuisines.


Custard Vanilla Sponge Cake

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Indulge in the heavenly taste of our Custard Vanilla Sponge Cake.  A perfect blend of creamy custard and soft sponge cake that melts in your mouth. It’s a delight you wouldn’t want to miss.  

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts
  • Method: Easy


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  1. Boil together the first 5 ingredients: oil, milk, water; flour, and baking powder.
  2. Set aside to cool off a bit.
  3. Sift together flour and baking powder
  4. Beat together the eggs, vanilla, and sugar for about 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. Now add the flour and Milk mixture in about 3 batches whilst folding in to incorporate the ingredients.
  6. Divide into two prepared pans.
  7. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the testing pin comes out clean.
  8. Since ovens differ, I’d say bake it on the temperature you always bake on. I put on 180C/350F or 160C/320F.


  1. Add milk to a pot and put on medium-high heat.
  2. Add sugar.
  3. Now add 3 very heaped tablespoons of Custard in milk and mix well.
  4. Add it to the milk on the stove.
  5. Stir until it firmed up and bubbles.
  6. Cover the custard with cling wrap and set aside to cool off completely to room temperature.
  7. When cold beat with a mixer and add the icing sugar as well as the 100g butter and beat well.
  8. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla essence.
  9. Add some cream or milk and continue mixing until you reach a smooth creamy consistency.
  10. When cold use to decorate as desired.


Created and prepared by Miriam from The Recipe Hunter: Tried  and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs  


  • Serving Size: 12
  • Calories: 484
  • Sugar: 33.8 g
  • Sodium: 84.9 mg
  • Fat: 18.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 73.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 81.3 mg

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