Chocolate Custard Cake

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"Use this cake recipe to deliver rich, dark, moist, and light chocolate custard cake your family will love."
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servings 294 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 294 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 325 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. In a saucepan, combine chocolate, 1/2 cup milk, brown sugar, and egg yolks. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until custard is thick and smooth. Cool.
  2. Stir together flour, soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine. Blend in white sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Mix together 3/4 cup milk and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with flavored milk. Make 3 dry and 2 liquid additions, combining lightly after each. Stir in cooled chocolate custard.
  4. Beat egg whites to form stiff but moist peaks. Fold into cake batter, and beat by hand for 1 minute. Turn batter into two greased and floured 8 inch round cake pans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool layers for 5 minutes, and then remove from pans. Cool completely.


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This is a very acceptable moist chocolate cake. There have been complaints about it being dry so may I offer a few hints: you should use butter and whole milk and when you beat the egg white...

Very disappointing. I was expecting a custard like cake. This cake was dry and very much like a boxed cake mix. I felt like crying after the taste test. What a waste of my time and ingredien...

Very good, worth the work.

It was a waste of time and ingredients and it was very dry! Not what I was expecting at all.

I have to say I was very disappointed. The cake was dry. It was not over cooked, the custard need better instructions.

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