custard cake & seven minute icing

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Rachelle Teller
from Pittsburgh, PA

Every celebration of life, whether birthday or family reunion, my grandmother always made this cake.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 8-10
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For custard cake & seven minute icing

  • CAKE
  • 1 box
    white cake mix + ingredients listed on box (be sure to use the egg whites only and not the whole egg)
  • 5
    drops orange flavoring
  • 5
    drops lemon flavoring
  • 3
    drops almond flavoring
  • 3
    drops coconut flavoring
  • 2/3 c
    coconut
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • CUSTARD
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    flour
  • 1/4 c
    coconut
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • SEVEN MINUTE ICING
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn syrup, light
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/8 tsp
    cream of tarter
  • 7 Tbsp
    water
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
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How To Make custard cake & seven minute icing

  • 1
    Cake: Mix all ingredients listed on the cake box plus coconut, vanilla, orange, lemon, almond, and coconut flavoring. Bake as directed on cake mix box, using two round cake pans.
  • 2
    Custard: Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring mixture to boil stirring constantly. Once mixture thickens remove from heat and cool.
  • 3
    Icing: Place all ingredients, EXCEPT VANILLA, in double boiler. Beat with mixer until mixture holds its shape (about 7 minutes). Remove from heat and fold in vanilla.
  • 4
    Assembly: Place one cake round on platter. Spread custard over the top. Place remaining cake round over custard. Insert toothpicks to help hold cake in place. Spread icing over cake sides and top. Sprinkle entire cake surface with shredded coconut.

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