Honey Castella Pudding Cake: The Perfect Dessert for Any Occasion

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Imagine a delightful dessert that combines the light and fluffy texture of a Castella cake with the smooth and creamy base of a pudding, all topped with a sweet caramel sauce. This is the Honey Castella Pudding Cake, a perfect blend of flavors and textures that's sure to impress.


- Caramel:

 - 40g Granulated Sugar

 - 20g Water

 - 20g Water (to mix)

- Pudding Liquid:

 - 360g Milk (Jersey milk is preferred)

 - 60g Granulated Sugar

 - 15g Honey

 - 3 Whole Eggs

 - 1 Egg Yolk

 - 10g Brandy (scented, optional)

- Castella Part:

 - 1 Whole Egg

 - 25g Caster Sugar

 - 10g Honey

 - 30g Light Flour


1. Preheat your oven to 160℃.

2. Boil water for baking in a hot water bath.

3. Take eggs out of the fridge and let them warm up to room temperature (around 18℃).

Making the Caramel:

- Combine 40g granulated sugar and 20g water in a pot. Heat until it reaches your desired caramel consistency.

- Once it's ready, add another 20g of water and mix well. Be careful not to burn yourself!

- Divide the caramel into pudding cups, place them in a hot water bath container (covered with a damp cloth), and cool in the fridge or freezer.

Preparing the Pudding Liquid:

- Heat 360g milk to 60℃ in a hand pan.

- In a bowl, mix 3 whole eggs, 1 egg yolk, 60g granulated sugar, 15g honey, and 10g brandy.

- Cut the egg whites into long pieces without whisking.

- Pour the milk into the bowl with the eggs and mix. Add half of the mixture first, then the rest.

- Strain through a tea strainer into a large measuring cup, ensuring the temperature doesn't drop too low. The ideal temperature is around 36 degrees.

Making the Honey Castella Pudding Cake:

- Add the caster sugar and honey to the eggs and mix. Place the mixture over a hot water bath at about 60℃, then heat to 34℃ and remove from the bath.

- Mix with a hand mixer for 3 minutes on high speed and 2 minutes on low speed until the dough is white, evenly textured, and fine.

- Add the sifted flour and mix about 50 to 60 times. Be careful not to overmix, or the dough might rise but deflate.

- Pour the pudding liquid into the cup containing the caramel and pour the castella batter over it.

- Cut the dough with a palette knife, ensuring it's not too thick to prevent overflow.

- Boil in hot water at 65℃, matching the height of the pudding liquid. Place the hot water bath container on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven at 160℃ for 40 to 45 minutes.

- After baking, remove from the hot water bath, let it cool, and then chill in the refrigerator.

Final Touches:

- To prevent dents, lightly tap the side of the castella part of the cup with a spoon immediately after baking.

- Enjoy your Honey Castella Pudding Cake, whether warm or chilled. It's delicious even if you eat it upside down!

Note: If you're using a heat-resistant cup, follow the recipe closely for boiling water, capacity, and temperature. However, if you encounter any issues, consider using a glass cup instead.

This simplified guide should make the process of making Honey Castella Pudding Cake more straightforward and enjoyable. Happy baking!