Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nescafe Glazed Custard Cake


You and I know that Nescafe is the popular coffee brand.  It has been ours, yea!  the coffee we wake up to every morning. Without that cup of coffee, life is not complete for the whole day. as though we have missed out on something.


Now,  about coffee cake, another, I presume is a favorite among many of us. I definitely was in the mood to bake (which is unusual), a cake with coffee. But as always,  I like things to be difference or sort of unique. Instead of buying an exclusive brand of coffee, I thought it will be best to use Nescafe, always there at home. Nevertheless, by all means, you can use any type of coffee. 

The cake was baked and the glaze, made with Nescafe was poured over, quite an invention I have to say. Those who sampled the cake had their opinions. Some absolutely loved it as it was, whereas the rest, heavy coffee drinkers, suggested that I should have strengthen the glaze with more coffee. However, in all fairness, they enjoyed every bite of the cake; moist and super soft, covered with a thin layer of Nescafe glaze 

Ingredients
For the cake
3/4 cup self raising flour
1/3 cup custard powder
1/3 cup of softened butter (salted or unsalted, really - does not matter)
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 butter
1/4 cup icing sugar

Method
Melt butter and sugar in a pan over low heat.
Stir until sugar dissolves, remove from heat and let it cool down.
Meanwhile, combine eggs and yoghurt/sour cream in a mixing bowl.
Pour in the butter and sugar mixture, stirring very gently.
Sift flour and baking powder over the mixture.
Using a wooden spoon, stir until combined and PLEASE, do not over beat.
Spoon mixture into a greased square baking pan.
Bake on a preheated oven at 175C 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.
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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23 comments:

  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!

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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

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  15. Looks like some very wholesome dessert!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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