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How to Make Creme Carame...

You may find many types of famous cake such as Black forest, cheesecake, carrot pineapple cake, mango lassi cake, creme caramel cake, etc. Nowadays, people love creme caramel cake as it is a fusion of pudding and cake: Creme caramel cake lovers always want to get the best taste of it. That is why they want a good recipe so that they can make some simply. Are you one of them? If yes, this article is for you. 

Here, in this article, I will share the recipe for how to make creme caramel cake. You will also learn here how to make the caramel for creme caramel, what ingredients do you need to make caramel and do you need cream to make caramel. So, stay till the end to learn the crème caramel cake recipe, and don’t forget to check the FAQ section!

Recipe for Crème Caramel Cake


For the caramel sauce

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

For the cake

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar

For the cream

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation Time

  • 35 minutes

Cooking Time

  • 40-45 minutes


  • 8 person

Step-by-Step Process to make Creme Caramel Cake

Step #1

Set your oven by preheating it to 350°F. Take a 9-inch cake pan and grease it with cooking spray.

Step #2

Take a pan and put it on the stove. Add 1 cup of sugar and ¼ cup of water to the pan and turn on the stove. In medium heat, keep stirring until the sugar dissolves in the water. Continue stirring until the mixture turns amber in color. Now, your caramel sauce is ready.

Step #3

Spread the caramel sauce to cover the bottom of the prepared cake pan before adding it to the pan. Keep it aside to cool down

Step #4

Mix the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

Step #5

Take another large bowl, and add egg yolks and 1 cup sugar to the bowl. Beat them well until a thick and light mixture forms. It’s time to add milk and vanilla extract. Add them and mix them well.

Step #6

Add flour to the egg mixture and mix them well.

Step #7

Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form in another bowl.

Step #8

When there are no longer any white streaks in the cake batter, gently fold the egg whites in.

Step #9

Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan over the cooled caramel sauce.

Step #10

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Step #11

While the cake is baking, prepare the custard which you can call creme as well. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk, sugar, and salt over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.

Step #12

In a small bowl, mix the egg yolks, cornstarch, and vanilla extract. Slowly pour the hot milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture, and keep stirring constantly.

Step #13

Return the custard mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

Step #14

Over the cooled caramel sauce, pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan.

Step #15

Put a toothpick into the center of the cake. If nothing comes out clean after 35 to 40 minutes of baking, it means the cake is great.

Step #16
Make the custard while the cake bakes. Heat the milk, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the sugar has completely dissolved.

Step #17
Mix The egg yolks, cornstarch, and vanilla essence in a small bowl. While continuously whisking, slowly add the heated milk mixture to the egg yolk mixture.

Step #18
Place the custard mixture back in the saucepan. Cook the mixture over medium heat, constantly stirring, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

Step #19
Take the cake out of the oven, and let it cool at room temperature. After the cake has cooled, transfer it onto a serving platter.

Step #20
Before serving, place the cake in the refrigerator for at least an hour and top it with custard.

Step #21
Enjoy the cake with your family!

Nutrition Facts of Crèamy Caramel Cake

Per Serving: 1 piece

  • Calories 401.
  • Total Fat 20g: 26%
  • Saturated Fat 11g: 55%
  • Trans Fat 0.6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.7g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5.5g.
  • Cholesterol 107 mg: 36%
  • Sodium 212mg: 9%
  • Total carbohydrate 50g: 18%

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End Note

Finally, now you know how to make creme caramel cake. Here, my shared recipe is the easiest recipe that you can simply follow. Many chefs follow this recipe to make caramel cake. Believe me! Your family members will love this cake. Try this recipe today to make creme caramel cake. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. What kind of cream do you use to make caramel?

Cream that is made heavy is the kind of cream that one would use to make caramel.  Along with the cream you can use sugar and caramel sauce to make it. 

2. Do you need cream to make caramel?

Yes, you need it. The cream will give a smooth texture to caramel. Any sort of heavy cream you can use to make caramel.

3. How long does it take to freeze caramel?

It takes at least 1 hour in the freezer to freeze caramel. More than that is better.

Lauren Melaney is a housewife. Cooking is her passion and she really loves to experiment. She loves baking bread on any occasion. European cuisine is one of her favorites and she likes preparing different dishes and eating them with her family and friends. Also, Spanish & French cooking traditions appeal to her in general. Hope you would enjoy her recipes and find something that interests you!


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