Apple Pie Custard Cake

Olivia Homecook
by Olivia Homecook
1 Whole Cake
1 hr 30 min

You've seen apple pie, cobbler, cakes, flan... but what about a apple pie custard cake?

Rich, balanced, and containing a tasteful variety of textures makes this cake salacious, and a definite way to introduce apple as a thrilling player in the dessert realm. One could possibly say it isn't the most gorgeous looking cake, which is no big deal, but is also why the sauce is very important for giving the cake that 'elevated' look.

Oh, and extra flavour too. A definite guilty pleasure, this cake is packed with deliciousness and doesn't require much in 'looks department' once it comes out the oven, making it quite hassle-free.

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Recipe details
  • 1  Whole Cake
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 30 min
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For the apple pie filling/base
  • 5 medium or 400 grams apples, sliced.
  • ½ cup or 100 grams brown sugar
  • ¼ cup or 60 grams butter
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
For the cake
  • 4 large eggs, lightly whisked
  • ¾ cup or 150 grams granulated sugar
  • ½ cup or 75 grams all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup or 113 grams melted butter
  • 1 cup or 85 grams dessicated coconut
  • 2 cups or 500 ml milk
  • ½ cup silvered almonds
For the apple pie filling/base
In a non-stick pan, add the butter, brown sugar, and apple. Cook for about 6 minutes on a low heat, stirring constantly.
Add the ground cinnamon and lemon juice, stir and cook for another 3 minutes.
Take the sliced apple out and place the apple slices over the base of a prepared cake dish.
Cook the remaining liquid from the apple on low heat until thickened, set aside. This caramelized liquid will be used as a glaze later on.
For the cake
Preheat oven to 320 °F/160 °C. Grease a 5cm deep, 24cm round pie dish or you can use rectangular dish as well.
In a large bowl add eggs, flour, sugar, vanilla, salt, and dessicated coconut. Using a whisk, mix all ingredients. Gradually add the milk and melted butter whisk until combined.
Pour the egg mixture over the prepared dish with the sliced apple on the base.
Bake for 1 hour or until set. Set aside to cool before serving.
Drizzle/glaze with the caramelized liquid prepared earlier.
  • MJ MJ on May 20, 2022

    I can’t eat coconut. Can it be eliminated or what is a good substitute?

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    • MJ MJ on May 21, 2022

      Thank you. All sound like delicious substitutes.

  • Cindykwebster Cindykwebster on May 23, 2022

    What if I don’t like coconut? What is a good substitute? I don’t like any kind of nuts in my sweets! Is there a reason they call it nut meat! If you don’t put me in your sweets!