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No-bake Napolean cake recipe comes together in 15 minutes
The custard is creamy but not too sweet and it checks all the right boxes.
Ma Fatima Garcia
05.09.22

This is for all those who have a sweet tooth out there.

Ever tried a Napoleon cake?

If you haven’t had the chance to taste this cake, we’ll give you some information about it and an easy way to create one at home.

Napoleon cake has rich custard that fills multiple layers of pastry.

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A proven winner

What we love about this is that it’s so easy to make and it’s one of the top DIY cakes many people love.

You can control the sweetness of the custard, and the taste of homemade custard is always better.

While most people still debate about the origin of this cake, we would rather focus on this recipe that we found.

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YouTube Channel “It’s delicious with us,” posted a video of their Napoleon cake recipe that doesn’t need baking and you can do it in just 15 minutes!

Is it really that easy? Let’s find out.

Here’s what you will need:

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  • 2 eggs
  • 120 grams (1/2 cup) of sugar
  • 18 grams (3⅔ + pinch) of flour
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  • 18 grams (3⅔ + pinch more)of cornstarch
  • 8 grams (1½ – 2 tsp.) of vanilla sugar
  • 500 ml (roughly 2 ⅓ cups) or 30% fresh cream
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  • 40 grams (1/2 cup) of butter
  • 400 grams (1½ cups + 3 tbsp) of puff cookies

Use an 8 x 8 inch pan.

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Step 1.

In a bowl, crack two eggs and whisk. Add sugar, flour, cornstarch, and vanilla sugar. Mix until creamy.

Step 2.

Add fresh cream and mix thoroughly. Cook until the mixture becomes thick. You need to continue stirring to avoid burning the custard.

Step 3.

Once you have achieved the desired consistency, add the butter. Stir until well incorporated. Transfer to a container and let it cool.

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Step 4.

Prepare your baking pan and secure it. Add parchment paper underneath and get your puff cookies.

Step 5.

Add the first layer of cream, but make sure it has cooled down. Then layer with puff cookies.

Repeat this process until you have achieved the desired height of your Napoleon cake.

Step 6.

Remove the form carefully and apply the remaining icing or custard on the sides of the cake. Get some puff cookies and crush them.

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Coat your cake evenly.

Step 7.

You’re done, but you need to chill the cake overnight. This may be the hardest part of this recipe.

If ever your custard turns out to be too thick, you can add a little more milk or even fold some whipped cream if you have it handy.

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What if the butter separates?

Oh no! The reason behind this is that the custard was still too hot when the butter was incorporated.

The workaround is to place the bowl of custard in an ice bath and whisk it vigorously until it blends again.

It’s that easy! The taste is amazing!

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The custard is creamy but not too sweet. Combined with the puff cookies, you’ll get addicted to the taste of this very easy DIY Napoleon cake.

Serve with tea or coffee. What do you think?

Watch the full recipe below!

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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