This is a magical little cake.
You make one simple pudding sauce. Then you make one simple cake batter.
Pour the two into a baking pan (or several for individual desserts).
And when you pull it out of the oven, it’s half pudding, half cake. A pudding cake!
It’s awesome. The custard-y vanilla bean sauce lines the bottom of the cake, creating a moist layer of vanilla custard. Meanwhile, the top bakes into a plump vanilla sponge. It’s like sticky pudding but not sticky, custard-y.
It produces an amazing vanilla flavor, full of both vanilla bean and vanilla extract. This is the cake to make for the vanilla lovers in your life. Cheers.