So I searched the interwebs for decent custard powder recipes and was led staight back to a book I have on my shelf....
Ah, good old Nigella and her cake-making genius. The Birthday Custard Sponge recipe has custard powder in the cake mix and in the buttercream.
Of course I had a little helper to keep me on track. She's particularly good at mixing!
It turned out to be delicious and had a lovely moist puddingy texture. Yum yum.
It was also incredibly easy to make - just shove all the ingredients in a food processor and blend! Then the cake takes 20 minutes to bake, which is great if you need a speedy cakey treat double quick, you can have this whipped up, cooled and iced within the hour.
I made it again this morning in fact. This time I used only 3 eggs instead of the recipe's 4.
4 seems a little excessive for one cake don't you think? Not that I want to question Nigella of course. But it did seem a little lighter this time round :)
So there you have it! A great use for custard powder, highly recommended, yummity yum x