World’s Best Cake Recipe

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This recipe definitely lives up to its name. No wonder why it was called the world’s best cake. Learn how to make this yummy dessert through Home Cooking Adventure. Watch the video below for full instructions.


  • 6 tablespoons of butter (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • powdered sugar (for garnish)

For the meringue:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of almond slices

For the vanilla pastry cream:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 3 egg yolks
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups of whipping cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon of gelatin powder
  • 2 tablespoons of cold water



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Step 1:

In a bowl, add 3 egg yolks and 1/2 cup of sugar. Whisk until combined. Next, add 1/4 cup of cornstarch, 1 tablespoon of flour, and a pinch of salt. Mix again to combine. Set it aside.

Step 2:

In a pot, add 2 cups of milk and bring it to a simmer. Once simmering, gradually incorporate into the yolk mixture, then put back into the pot over heat. Stir constantly until it thickens. Remove from heat.

Step 3:

Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it cool to room temperature.

World's Best Cake Recipe Ingredients
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Step 4:

Add 1/2 cup of almond flakes into a pan and toast until slightly browned. Set aside.

Step 5:

Separate yolks from the whites of three eggs in 2 different containers.

Step 6:

In a large bowl, add 6 tablespoons of butter and 1/3 cup of sugar. Beat until creamy, then add the 3 yolks one at a time. While mixing, add 3 tablespoons of milk.

Step 7:

Sift 2/3 cup of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt directly into the bowl. Whisk until well combined.

Step 8:

Line the bottom of two 8-inch pans and grease all sides. Divide the batter evenly into the two pans. Spread evenly with a spatula, then set aside.

Step 9:

Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the 3 egg whites and beat until it becomes foamy. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, then gradually add 3/4 cup of sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form.

Step 10:

Divide the meringue on top of the cake batter and spread evenly. Sprinkle toasted almonds on top, then bake at 325F for 30 minutes until golden brown.

Step 11:

Once done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool.

World's Best Cake Recipe Instructions
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Step 12:

In a small pot, add 1/2 tablespoon of gelatin powder, and 1 tablespoons of cold water. Let it dissolve for 5 to 10 minutes over low heat. Pour it over the vanilla pastry cream and mix to combine.

Step 13:

In a separate bowl, add 1 1/4 cups of chilled whipping cream and beat until stiff peaks form. Gently incorporate it into the pastry cream mixture.

Step 14:

Turn the cake onto a serving platter so the meringue side is facing downwards. Remove the parchment paper, place the cake ring, and spread the vanilla filling on top. Place the other cake on top with the meringue side up. Refrigerate to set for about 4 to 6 hours or even overnight.

Step 15:

Remove the cake ring and dust it with powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy!


World’s Best Cake Recipe

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