Many wake up to the tantalizing smell of coffee or a soothing sound of birds chirping outside their home walls or both. I remember waking up to the warm aroma of things being cooked in the kitchen. The memories of food prepared by my mom and grandmothers stays with me throughout this life’s journeys.
On a Sunday, my mom would usually make up a quick batch of pancakes. She would use leftover of kefir or milk or sour cream and create something really good tasting and looking and smelling. We would run into the kitchen and reach out to that first or second pancake off the piping hot griddle and eat it right there standing by the oven!
I love the smell of food. It always brings up to the surface the feelings from my childhood. When I cook in my kitchen these days, I create recipes and food aromas that may stay with my children in their memories forever as well.
This weekend, I had a few simple ingredients found in any fridge and pantry that created this awesomely delicious Chocolate Custard Cake. Your kids could help you whipping up the ingredients and pouring it into the baking dish. All is super doable and easy. Take a look and see for yourself.
The Magic of A Layered Look Happens During the Baking
Ask Your Kids To Mix Up All Ingredients – It’ Fun!
A more intimate handling of food and ingredients teaches children different textures and a process of food preparation. They learn – consciously and subconsciously – that food does not magically appear in front of them. They see the ingredients transformation during the prep phase and are engaged in “magical” materialization of one form and consistency into the final awesomely looking dessert.
Pour Raw Ingredients Into A Baking Pan
Lining your baking pan with wax paper would help easy clean-up at the end!
After One Hour In the Oven –
Voila, Breathing Dessert With A Magical Layered Structure
Use Confectioner’s Sugar Over Top
Cut Up to the Desired Shape & Size
This dessert can be easily made into a bite-size mini cakes! Just cut the baked cake into the small pieces to enjoy a one-bite delight. The cake is not messy and is really an excellent dessert to work with for parties and get-togethers. I love this recipe for its uniqueness and ease of delivery. I’ll show in a separate post what I’ve done with the variations for this cake. You may be surprised. I hope you do like surprises, don’t you?
Ready for High Tea Or Family Dinner Dessert
In a few bites, this chocolate custard cake piece will be gone. Yet the memories how it tasted and felt will stay with you for a long time. Extend it to eternal time when you make this recipe your stellar dessert for family gatherings, birthdays and get-togethers.
PIN for Your Next Tastebuds Adventure!
- 4 Eggs, room temperature, separated
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- 1 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Butter, melted
- 1/2 cup Flour
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
- 2 Tbs Nutella
- 2 cups Milk
- Powdered Sugar, for dusting
- Mint Leaves & edible flowers, to garnish
- Pre-heat the oven to 320 F (160 C) - line a 13 x 9 inch ( 20 x 30cm ) baking pan with baking paper
- Whisk the Egg Yolks, Vanilla and Sugar until creamy - add the melted Butter and whisk until combined.
- Sift together the sifted Flour, Salt and Cocoa Powder - add to the Egg/Butter mixture and mix well. Add the Nutella and mix until incorporated into the mixture.
- Gradually pour in the Milk into the Flour mixture. Mix well until all ingredients are well incorporated. It will be liquidy.
- In a separate bowl, beat the Egg Whites until stiff.
- Pour the Egg Whites mixture into the Flour mixture. Carefully mix all together.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour.
- Cool to room temperature.
- Decorate with powdered sugar, mint and flowers if desired.
- Store in the fridge in closed container.