Custard Malai Cake: A Lip-smacking dessert for the family

If you want to indulge in a mouth-watering cream cake, nothing can beat our Custard Malai Cake. This delicious Indian dessert is easy to make as it doesn’t require any baking. It’s made with the richness of malai and softness of bread that melts in your mouth in no time.

Prep Time: 10 mins             Cooking Time: 30 mins               Servings: 4



  1. Rose Water
  2. Lemon- ½ slice
  3. Bonn Sandwich Special Bread
  4. Food Colour (lemon-yellow)- 1tsp
  5. Elaichi Powder
  6. Sugar-1 cup
  7. Pistachios
  8. Kesar
  9. Custard powder-3-4 tbsp
  10. Whipped Cream
  11. Milk-500ml


Method of Cooking:

Let’s make the scrumptious sweet course in 3 easy parts

Part 1- Preparation of Custard Cream-

  • Take a heavy-bottomed wok and heatthe milk in it.
  • Add Kesar and bring to a boil.
  • Keep stirring occasionally on medium flame so that the milk doesn’t burn.
  • Take a bowl, add custard powder and mix it with 2-3 tbsp boiled milk in it to make a smooth and thin paste.
  • Whisk well to avoid lumps and pour the paste in boiled milk and stir continuously.
  • In low flame, add sugar to the custard when the mixture is thickened and keep cooking it for another 3-4 minutes until the sugar dissolves.
  • Take off the heat and let it refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  • Beat the chilled whipped cream with a hand beater for a few seconds.
  • Add the refrigerated custard into it and again repeat the whipping process.
  • Add lemon yellow color to give a nice texture to the cream.
  • With the help of a spatula, transfer the custard cream into a piping bag.

Part 2- Preparation of Sugar Syrup-

  • Heat the 500 ml water in asaucepan.
  • Add 1 cup sugar and boil for 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves and let it cook on medium to low flame.
  • Once the water turns into syrup, take off the heat and add lemon to avoid the syrup from becoming too thick.
  • Flavour the syrup with 2tbsp of rose water and 1tbsp cardamom powder.

Part 3- Preparing and Assembling the Bread-

  • Take Bonn sandwich special bread and remove its sides
  • Cut the bread into cubes of your choice.
  • Deep fry the bread cubes in a pan until golden brown
  • In a bowl of your choice, pipe a thick layer of custard cream.
  • Add one layer of bread soaked in the sugar syrup onto the custard cream.
  • Repeat the same process until the layering is done.
  • Garnish the top with finely chopped pistachios, rose petals, and silver work.



  1. To avoid lumps in custard, always mix the custard powder in hot milk.
  2. Keep stirring sugar syrup with a spatula to avoid lump formation.
  3. Wrap the piping bag on a glass for its easy and quick removal.

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