Julie Guidry Recipe

Bouillie Cake (Booyea Cake)

By Julie Guidry JulieG

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My husband is from south Louisiana and I'm from Texas do I try to learn all his favorite foods to make him feel at home. This custard is a Cajun staple but, rather than just in a pie his cousin told me about this cake. I tweeked to recipe a little.


1 box
butter cake mix
2 can(s)
condensed milk 12oz cans
2 can(s)
6 Tbsp
4 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
1 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat Oven to 350 and grease 9x13 pan. You will need another bowl for left over custard.
In a large pot on medium low heat melt butter, add your milk and water. As that is melting, mix butter cake batter as directed on box and pour into cake pan.
Mix sugar, eggs and cornstarch and set to the side. When butter is completely melted add your egg mixture and whisk until pudding like consistency, making sure to stir bottom of pot. DO NOT BOIL, the custard will burn very easily. Turn off heat stir in vanilla. Remove from heat.
Ladle booyee over cake batter evenly to cover do not overfill cake pan. You will have a good bit left over. Bake cake as directed.(I like my cake a little gooey so I do not bake quite as long as directed. Taking it out 2 or 3 minutes before done)
After cake is removed from oven and cooled for about 20 Minutes cut into squares, place on plate then ladle one booyea-custard over baked cake.

This cake is a little labor intensive but well worth it. Refrigerate leftovers, if you have any.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #custard

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Jeanette Brunet jeanettebrunet
Oct 20, 2014
Hi! I am from and still in southeast Louisiana, and my maiden name is also GUIDRY! My Dad was from Raceland, and mom from Golden Meadow. We grew up in Galliano and my husband and I are still here! This recipe sounds fabulous. We often eat the cake topped with homemade bouille, but I never made this combined one yet. Will soon. My grandkids will love this!
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amy bourgeois stumpy_74
Mar 18, 2014
Yes in Deed!!! You should pray for will power before making this cake!!! Omg!!! It's sooooo good!!
Telisia Dodd Mstexas1
Mar 10, 2014
I'm from the south as well Texas born and rasied. I have never heard of this cake my question how did you make the icing on the cake or is that icing?.
Victorya Richard Victorya79
Mar 10, 2014
I'm from deep south Louisiana born and raised. My family owns a bakery and they make the real version Tarte a la Bouille. (pronounced boo-ee no y) Like a lot of our cajun words the ll's are silent. Lol. We serve this at every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is one of my weaknesses. So I'm excited to see this new take on it being a cake instead if a pie. Our bakery actually uses or tea cookie recipe dough as the crust sometimes. Talk about yummy. :) I will definitely be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe.