Caramel Custard Recipe

Caramel Custard Recipe

This is an extremely tasty and easy to prepare caramel custard recipe. I've tried several versions, but this one is the best combination for the most successful caramel custard - delicious and good-looking. The same way you can improvise a caramel custard cake, it's so easy, quick and eye-catching.

Just take care if you are using a heat resistant glass dish like the one in the recipe - I understand it might chip when used on the stove. You can heat on low or you can melt the ingredients in a different pan, then transfer to the glass dish.


Cow milk
1 l
250 g
+ 150g sugar for the melted caramel
7 pieces
Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp
or you can use rum extract, lemon zest if you don't want to feel the taste of eggs

Step by step

Step 1

Boil the milk and let cool. If you want to cool it quicker, place the bowl with milk in a bigger one, filled with cold water, keep it there for a while, then change the water for 2-3 times.

Notice that in the video recipe I skipped this step and it didn't make any difference. So, it's up to you if you boil the milk or not - besides, the one in the shops is already pasteurized anyway.

Caramel Custard Recipe - Step 1
Step 2

In a saucepan, cook and stir 150g sugar over low heat, until sugar is melted and dark brown, but not burned!

Caramel Custard Recipe - Step 2
Step 3

Right after it's done, pour the hot sugar into the oven dish (here 20x20 cm) and very quickly spread with a spoon all over the surface, covering a bit the sides too.

If you are not quick enough, the caramel will harden and you won't be able to spread it, in which case, it will need reheating in the oven.

Caramel Custard Recipe - Step 3
Step 4

In case you melt the sugar right in the oven dish, if it's glass, make sure it doesn't chip. Melt the sugar carefully, over low heat or use a metal saucepan or pan.

The advantage here is that the caramel spreads evenly over the entire surface.

When you finish with the caramel, set aside for 10 minutes.

Caramel Custard Recipe - Step 4
Step 5

In a deep bowl, beat 7 eggs with 250g sugar and vanilla extract.

Caramel Custard Recipe - Step 5
Step 6

Pour in the cooled milk and mix with a whisk.

Caramel Custard Recipe - Step 6
Step 7

Tip this mixture into the dish with the caramel inside.

Place the dish in a large oven tray, large enough to fit, and fill the tray with water. This step is very important, the mixture will bake evenly and will have a soft and not spongy texture.

Bake in the preheated oven at 160 degrees C for 40-45 minutes.

Caramel Custard Recipe - Step 7
Step 8

Custard is ready when nice golden brown on top and firm when touched. Cool down completely at room temperature.

Caramel Custard Recipe - Step 8
Step 10

Cover with cling film and refrigerate for a few hours.

This way, the mixture will be firmer, a bit juicy and with this delicious caramel at the bottom.

Caramel Custard Recipe - Step 10
Step 11

Slice and serve together with the caramel sauce.


Caramel Custard Recipe - Step 11
Quantity: 1500 g
Prep time: 30 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 20 min
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