Custard Sponge with Vanilla Buttercream

Custard Sponge with Vanilla Buttercream filling and frosting  along with fondant decoration
My 1st Birthday


This is my kids favourite recipe and my friend Rabani loves it’s a Custard Sponge with Vanilla  Buttercream Icing. This cake is super easy if you have a free standing mixer.
Recipe : Custard Sponge
200gm plain flour
3 tbsp Custard Powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda-bicarbonate
4 eggs
225gm soft butter
200gm sugar
2-3 tbsp milk
  • Make sure everything is at room temperature before you start. As this will effect the the quality of your sponge.Preheat the oven to 180 degree C and line your tin ideally two 20cm sandwich tins. I used 2 loaf tins to make the number 1.
  • Put all the ingredients into your Kitchen Aid except the milk. Process into a smooth batter and then add the milk tablespoon at a time to make a soft dropping consistency.
  • Bake the cake for 20 minutes or till it is smooth on your tester.
  • Let it cool on the rack for 5 minutes and then turn them out.
  • The cake should be cool for 3-4 hours before you start icing the cake.
Tip :
  • Add 1/4 cup hot water when the batter is ready for a more spongy cake.
  • The cake can be placed in the fridge if you want to ice the cake sooner.
Recipe :Vanilla Buttercream Icing:
  • 110gm unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 60ml skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 500gm icing sugar, sifted
  • Few drops food colouring
  • In a large bowl add butter, milk,vanilla and 1/2 the amount of icing sugar.
  • Beat all the ingredients till get a smooth mixture;gradually add the remaining icing sugar till the buttercream is smooth and creamy.
  • Add the food colouring very slowly. Use gel food colouring from Wilton.
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganche and fondant decoration
Baby Boy Arrival





  • by Delhi, post on | Reply

    this one is my favorite, maybe you can name it after me 😉

  • by nidhi, post on | Reply

    Dear Aarti,

    Thank you for the wonderful caterpillar cake for my daughter Aira's second birthday. All the kids loved the cake.

  • by Kanika Kakar Singh, post on | Reply

    Hi apart I I was wondering if yo have any eggless cake recipe as I have to make a cake this weekend,please help.

  • by Aarti Sarin Jain, post on | Reply

    Yes! I have a great eggless recipe. I will post it on the blog next. Just give me a day

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