Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nescafe Glaze Custard Cake

Nescafe is the brand of coffee we drink at home and yes, its the coffee glaze alright. Rather then picking the word coffee for the name of this recipe, Nescafe sounded more intriguing and interesting to me. With the baking I do from time to time, I sort of knew that the basic ingredients for a cake are similar with that flour, butter, eggs, sugar and baking powder being the essential ones. Since of late, I noticed that yoghurt/sour cream is another ingredient which seems coming in for baking. I said yes to yoghurt for this cake and that was a great idea for this ingredient blended perfect with the custard powder in terms of taste.

Initially I wanted to incorporate the Nescafe into the batter of the cake but as usual my mind works wonders during the starting process of baking. So, this idea of Nescafe getting into the glaze popped out and thats what I did. With the tasting session that took place in my office, the feedback given came with the suggestion of adding more Nescafe for the glaze because those who are coffee drinkers found the taste to be mild. For the rest, they were fine with it and thumbs up for this baking venture. I suppose that can be an indication on the amount of Nescafe you would prefer to add when making the glaze for this cake which really depends on individual preference.

For the cake
3/4 cup self raising flour
1/3 cup custard powder
1/3 cup of unsalted butter
1/3 cup caster sugar
3 eggs - lightly beaten
1/4 cup yoghurt/sour cream
1/4 tsp baking powder

For the glaze
1 tbsp nescafe
1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup icing sugar
Melt butter and sugar together in a pan over low heat.
Stir until sugar has dissolved and remove from heat.
Combine eggs and yoghurt/sour cream in a mixing bowl.
Pour into the butter and sugar mixture, stirring very gently.
Into the same mixture, add in sifted flour and baking powder.
Using a wooden spoon, stir until combined and do not over beat.
Spoon mixture into a greased square baking pan.
Bake on a preheated oven at 180c for 40 mins or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre of cake.
Simmer the glazing ingredients until it becomes a thick syrup and pour over the cake immediately after removing from oven.
Let the cake cool down before cutting to any shapes your prefer.

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  1. My mom usually makes custard cake which I love. Yours is with the coffee flavoured glaze sounds too good. I liked ur idea of adding coffee to the glaze instead of the baTter. Yes, Nescafe is popular here too. I like the taste of it. Great post!

  2. Coffee is my favorite drink! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Mmm, this sounds wonderful. I love moist custard cake, and coffee has always been one of my favorite flavorings in baked goods. Great recipe.

  4. Moist and wonderful...and the glaze sounds fabulous!!! You are becoming quite the baker :)

  5. I know this would appeal to me, the glaze is fantastic.

  6. I love the Nescafe coffee and the cake, that you have baked. My mom used to add custard powder in cakes. It gives more smooth texture. Good to see someone else using custard powder in cake.

  7. That looks so very moist and delicious! I could really go for a slice (or maybe two) right about now :)

  8. I have thought about using flavored coffee mixes in cake batter but I have not yet due to the balancing of the sugar in the mix vs the sugar needed for the cake.
    Using it in a glaze is a much smarter option. I have never had custard cake, but just the name has me wanting to taste it-with or without the glaze-yum! New cake ingredient here I will make note of..custard powder. Great post!

  9. These look delicious! Especially with that glaze :)

  10. Looks yummy,,,,nescafe is my favorite coffee,I feel like I'm addicted to it every morning,the glaze sound Yummy :)

  11. I think you made the right decision to use the coffee in the glaze. It looks fabulous and moist!

  12. I love the glaze! I bet the custard cake was simply perfect with it and I love how flexible this delicious recipe is to add ins and flavour exchanges - nice one :)

  13. I've never had a custard cake before but this sounds wonderful!

  14. This looks delicious and so moist! I LOVE the idea of a coffee glaze! Nicely done, Nava!

  15. Looks like some very wholesome dessert!

  16. Appreciate all the comments and sharing everyone. Thanks so much.

  17. This looks so good. Interesting to see a paler coffee cake than usual! Thanks for following, am following back!

  18. Yummylicious !!! oh nava the custard cake looks so tempting!!

  19. Oooh so unique and interesting flavors in this cake!Will have to try this for sure!Yet another good one Nava!

  20. This looks really yummy! Looks like you have lots of feasting this CNY! Wishing you a prosperous, joyful and healthy dragon year! :)

  21. A unique creation using Nescafe! Looks so yummy :)

  22. cool.. nice to know that nescafe is flexible...


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