Julie Guidry Recipe

Bouillie Cake (Booyea Cake)

By Julie Guidry JulieG

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Julie's Story

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
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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

  • Comments

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    Amy Alusa amyalulsa - Feb 22, 2013
    I shared a photo of this recipe.
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    Amy Alusa amyalulsa - Feb 22, 2013
    I was curious so I looked up the Bouille cake online. There were several hits, but I especially liked this one as it gave a little history of the cake and when it came to be. I suspect your recipe is better than the one provided on the link; but I hope this pic helps people get an idea of it!
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    Julie Guidry JulieG - Feb 23, 2013
    Thank you for the picture. I have only made the cake twice and didn't think to put this recipe on here until the other day or even take a picture of what I made for that matter. Guess I should have checked to see if other recipes were on here.
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    Amy Alusa amyalulsa - Feb 25, 2013
    I didn't check either! Oops! Anyway it sound like a fun cake to make! I love southern cooking!
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    Bonnie Rodriguez binnier - Mar 8, 2013
    I'm from Louisiana but I live in Texas but when I went visit my Sister in law made one, it was so good I think I could've ate the whole thing. Everyone loved it. This recipe looks delicious!