Golden Syrup Custard Cake

Decadent Golden Syrup Custard Cake: A Heavenly Treat

There are certain recipes that have the power to transport you to a realm of pure delight with just one bite. This Decadent Golden Syrup Custard Cake is one such creation. Combining the rich flavors of golden syrup and creamy custard with the comforting warmth of cake, it’s a dessert that will leave you craving for more. Let’s dive into the recipe and unravel the secrets of this heavenly treat.


  • 180g butter, at room temperature, chopped
  • 55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) golden syrup, plus extra, to drizzle
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) milk
  • Vanilla ice-cream (optional)

For the Custard:

  • 2 1/2 tbsp custard powder
  • 250ml (1 cup) milk
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) golden syrup

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Step 1: Preparing the Oven and Pan

Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced). Grease a 10 x 20cm loaf pan and line it with baking paper, ensuring that the paper overhangs the long sides.

Step 2: Making the Custard

In a small saucepan, combine the custard powder with 1 tablespoon of milk until smooth.
Add the golden syrup and the remaining milk to the saucepan.

Cook the mixture over medium-low heat, stirring continuously for about 2 minutes, or until it thickens and comes to a gentle boil.

Once thickened, transfer the custard to a bowl and set it aside to cool, stirring occasionally.

Step 3: Preparing the Cake Batter

Using electric beaters, cream together the butter and caster sugar in a medium bowl until pale and creamy.

Beat in the golden syrup and vanilla extract until well combined.

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until fully incorporated.

Alternately add the self-raising flour and milk in small amounts, beating until the mixture is smooth and well combined.

Step 4: Assembling and Baking

Spoon two-thirds of the cake mixture into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.

Dollop the prepared custard over the cake mixture, ensuring an even distribution.

Carefully spread the remaining cake mixture over the custard layer, smoothing the top gently.

Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until it’s firm to the touch. If the cake starts to brown too quickly, loosely cover it with foil.

Step 5: Serving and Enjoying

Once baked, allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes to set firmly.

Using the overhanging baking paper, transfer the cake to a plate and remove the paper.

Serve the cake warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired, or at room temperature.

Drizzle with extra golden syrup for an added touch of indulgence.

Indulging in a slice of this Decadent Golden Syrup Custard Cake is like experiencing a symphony of flavors and textures in every bite. Whether enjoyed as a comforting dessert on a chilly evening or as a delightful treat to elevate any occasion, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your repertoire. So why wait? Gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and embark on a culinary journey that promises pure bliss.


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