Yema Cake Recipe

When you want to make a cake but don't have a recipe on hand, you won't go wrong by using a basic yellow or butter cake mix.

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July 2007

When you want to make a yema cake but don't have a quick recipe on hand, you won't go wrong by using a basic yellow or butter cake mix. It's so easy to prepare and will go well with different fillings and frostings from chocolate to fruits, caramel, lemon curd, or custard.

Serves 6 to 8
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cooking Time 35 to 40 minutes


1 pack or box yellow cake mix
      or butter cake mix

For the filling
1 can condensed milk
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or
      1/4 teaspoon grated lime (dayap) rind

For the frosting
1 cup chilled whipping cream
4 to 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


1  Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line two 9-inch round pans. Set aside.

Prepare the cake according to the package directions. Pour batter into pans and bake until done. Cool then remove from pans.

3  In a nonstick pan, combine condensed milk and egg yolks. Mix well. Put over medium heat and cook until slightly thick. It will thicken as it cools. Remove from heat and add vanilla or lime zest.

4  Spread filling over one cake layer. Top with the other cake layer.

In the mixer, beat cream until stiff. Add sugar.

6  Frost the cake with whipped cream. Chill until ready to serve.

Serving idea:  Set aside some of the yema filling to make into yema balls that you can use to top the cake. Adorable!

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