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no bake custard cake

No-Bake Custard Cake

  • Author: Samara
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Decadent layers of homemade custard and nostalgic tea biscuits in the form of a fancy-looking custard cake. Best part? No baking required. 


Units Scale
  • 1-2 packs tea biscuits
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp instant coffee (optional)


  1. Whisk the cornstarch, eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla in a pot until fully incorporated. 
  2. On the stove, bring the mixture to a boil while whisking continuously,
  3. As soon as it bubbles, lower the heat and keep whisking until the mixture thickens. 
  4. Arrange the biscuits in a single layer 9"x13" serving dish, then spread a layer of custard on top. Just enough to form a layer on top of the biscuits. Repeat this process two more times, the last layer being custard.
  5. Crush the instant coffee with the cocoa powder and sprinkle or sift on top of the cake.
  6. Let the custard cool then let set for 3 hours in the fridge. Slice into squares and enjoy. 


  1. The number of biscuits you use will depend on the size of your pan and the size of the biscuits. 
  2. You want to end up with 3 layers of biscuits and custard. 
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: International


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 249 calories
  • Sugar: 11.2 g
  • Sodium: 59 mg
  • Fat: 9.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 41 mg

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