Puff Pastry Cake with Custard Cream and Apple

Looking for a delicious dessert that’s both easy to prepare and perfect for sharing with friends and family? Puff pastry cake with custard cream and apple is a quick, delightful treat that checks all the boxes. This recipe combines flaky, buttery puff pastry, creamy vanilla custard, and sweet, tart apple slices for a truly mouthwatering experience. Whether you’re hosting a casual gathering or simply craving a cozy homemade treat, this dessert is sure to impress.


To make this delectable puff pastry cake, you’ll need the following:

  • Puff pastry: 1 roll
  • Apples: 2, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Vanilla pudding mix: 2 packs
  • Cream cheese: 2 tablespoons (30 grams)
  • Milk: 700 milliliters (approximately 3 cups)
  • Sugar: 90 grams (approximately 1/2 cup)
  • Powdered sugar: For sprinkling

These simple ingredients come together to create a dessert that is perfect for any occasion.


Let’s walk through the process of making this delicious puff pastry cake with custard cream and apple:

  1. Prepare the pudding: Cook the pudding according to the package instructions using 700ml milk and 90g sugar. Once cooked, let the pudding cool completely in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat the oven: Set your oven to 200°C (or about 392°F) and allow it to preheat.
  3. Prep the apples: While the pudding is cooling, peel and slice the apples thinly.
  4. Combine the pudding and cream cheese: Briefly stir the cooled pudding with a mixer until creamy, then add the cream cheese and mix until well combined.
  5. Roll out the puff pastry: Lay out the puff pastry and prick it with a fork.
  6. Assemble the cake: Spread half of the pudding on one half of the dough, then layer half of the apple slices on top. Repeat with the remaining pudding and apple slices.
  7. Fold and seal the pastry: Fold the free half of the puff pastry over the filling and seal the edges using a fork.
  8. Slice the cake: Cut the cake into 20 pieces using a knife.
  9. Bake the cake: Place the baking paper and the cake on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 15-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. Cool and serve: Let the cake cool slightly before sprinkling with powdered sugar and serving.

This recipe yields 20 pieces, making it ideal for sharing with a group or enjoying as a treat throughout the week.

Tips and Variations

  • Customize your filling: Experiment with different fillings like cinnamon-spiced apples, nutmeg, or even adding a dash of lemon zest for an extra zing.
  • Change the fruit: You can swap apples for other fruits like pears, peaches, or berries to give your cake a different twist.
  • Add crunch: Sprinkle chopped nuts, such as almonds or walnuts, over the apple slices for added texture and flavor.
  • Serve with a topping: Serve your puff pastry cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce for a truly indulgent treat.

Nutritional Information

Here is the approximate nutritional information per serving (1 piece) of the puff pastry cake:

  • Calories: 125 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Vitamin C: 1 mg
  • Calcium: 47 mg

This dessert provides a satisfying treat without overindulging.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I make this recipe in advance? Yes, you can prepare the cake ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Just make sure to cover it with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container.

2. Can I freeze the puff pastry cake? Yes, you can freeze the cake for up to three months. Wrap the individual pieces in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container or freezer bag.

3. What type of apples should I use? You can use any type of apple you prefer, but tart apples like Granny Smith work particularly well as they balance the sweetness of the pudding.

4. How long does it take for the pudding to cool? It usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour for the pudding to cool completely in the refrigerator.

5. Can I serve the cake warm? Yes, serving the cake warm can enhance the flavors and textures. Let it cool slightly before serving for the best experience.

Try making this delicious puff pastry cake with custard cream and apple for your next gathering or as a delightful homemade treat. Enjoy!

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