Tarte a la Bouille Cake Recipe

Tarte a la Bouille CakeEnjoy Cajun Tarte a la Bouille Cake
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This Cajun Tarte a la Bouille Cake recipe makes a perfect comfort food dessert. Bouille (pronounced Boo-YEE) is an old fashioned Louisiana treat enjoyed for generations. Imagine a homemade butter sheet cake smothered with sweet egg custard sauce and baked to perfection. What could be tastier? You'll love it.


Cajun Tarte a la Bouille Cake Recipe

by Brandy D. (South Louisiana)

Bouille Custard

Evaporated Milk

One cup half and half or 1 cup light whipping cream can be substituted, but for the closest flavor to evaporated milk, gently simmer 2-1/4 cups whole milk in a saucepan until reduced to 1 cup.

Ingredients:

Two 12-ounce cans PET Milk (Evaporated Milk), two 12-ounce cans whole milk (use PET Milk cans to measure whole milk), 8 heaping teaspoons corn starch, 2 teaspoons vanilla OR 1 tablespoon vanilla (to taste), 1-1/2 cups sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 cup of butter.

Method:

Mix sugar, eggs and corn starch together, and set aside. Heat 1 can of Pet milk, 1 can of whole milk and the 1 cup of butter. When the butter is melted, add in remaining Pet milk, whole milk, and egg mixture stirring well with a whisk until mixture thickens. Stir in vanilla. Remove from stove and set aside.

Butter Cake Batter

Ingredients:

1 box of your favorite Butter Cake Mix (we use Duncan Hines®). Prepare as directed on back of box.

Method:

Pour cake batter into a greased oblong pan (we use glass), larger than 9 x 13 inches. Pour Bouille filling OVER cake batter. Bake at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes. Enjoy!

Cajun Tarte a la Bouille Cake

I've made about 100 of these for all different church, school, family functions, and it's always a hit. Never can make enough for any function! — Rosie

A Cajun Delicacy

I had my first piece of Tarte a la Bouille this Easter! I was with friends in Pierre Part, Louisiana, the heart of Cajun country, where your popularity ranking is based upon your cooking skills! As a chef, this recipe is right on point as to tasting like the real thing! Thank you for keeping our Louisiana traditions alive. — Rebecca

Pap, Pudding, or Cake — Your Choice

I haven't eaten this dessert in about 50 years. This is the same dessert recipe my grandma used to make. It's delicious! — Beryl



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