Sponge Cake Pudding

Spomge Cake Pudding
I started out with the intention of making a Waldrof Cake (courtesy Betty Crocker) but the sponge cake I make cracked while I was turning it over. (I didn’t grease the cake tin well enough I guess!) Searched around and found this simple yes tasty cake pudding recipe. While it was not very visually appealing, it tasted good and qualifies as a quick and simple dinner party dessert.

Ingredients
1 Basic Sponge Cake- Cut into 2-inch thick fingers
1 banana diced
1 Apple diced
¼ cup water mixed with 2 tbsp sugar

Custard
3 Tbsp vanilla custard powder
2 cups milk
3 Tbsp sugar

Meringue
3 egg whites
5 Tbsp sugar
A pinch of salt
1 tsp Vanilla essence

Prepare oven to 150 C.

Whisk the custard and milk well and heat over low flame until the custard begins to thicken. Add the sugar and cook ensuring that it does not burn and no lumps are formed. Keep aside to cool.

Prepare the meringue. In a clean bowl beat the egg whites until stiffens and forms peaks. Add the sugar salt and vanilla essence and beat until well blended.

Line a baking dish with the sponge cake fingers. Pour the sugar syrup evenly over it. Now spread the cut fruits. Next pour the custard over the fruit. Lastly spread the meringue evenly on the top. You can decorate it with cut cherries or chocolate chips.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the meringue browns a bit. Remove from oven and let it cool completely and then chill in the refrigerator. That’s it! Your pudding is ready!

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