French Vanilla Slice Recipe with Whipped Cream

Homemade Cremeschnitte Recipe for French Vanilla Slice with Whipped Cream

Homemade Vanilla Slice Recipe: French Custard Slice with Whipped Cream

My homemade custard slice recipe with whipped cream is one of the most delicious French vanilla slice recipes you’ve ever made!

➡️ Searching for easy vanilla custard slice recipes or cremeschnitte recipes in 2024? On this website, you’ll find out how to make a French vanilla slice with whipped cream from scratch in 19 steps at home! French custard slice is one of the classic dessert recipes, which you have probably heard of. French desserts are famous all over the world for their sophistication and some recipes have become very popular throughout the planet.

➡️ Of course, some French recipes were adapted so that the custard slice became cremeschnitte in the Habsburg Empire, from where it spread under this name throughout Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. My easy cremeschnitte recipe enables you to prepare a vanilla slice at home with simple and tasty ingredients like whipped cream and vanilla custard.

➡️ Preparing a French custard slice is very simple and quick if we exclude the pastry, which requires a lot of time. Fortunately, it can be bought today in many bakeries and even at the supermarket in some places, so you can make this wonderful French vanilla slice very quickly and effortlessly. Watch the cake-baking video below and learn how to make cremeschnitte at home from scratch using a yummy and easy French vanilla slice recipe!

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How to Make Vanilla Slice with Whipped Cream from Scratch

What ingredients do you need to make a French vanilla slice with cream?

Raw Eggs

1) 4 eggs
2) 10 tbsp of granulated sugar
3) 5 tbsp of semolina
4) 5 tbsp of all-purpose flour
5) 100 ml/3.5 oz + 1.4 l/47.5 fl oz of cold cow milk
6) 2 tbsp of vanilla extract
7) 20 g/0.7 oz of cake gelatin
8) 3 pastry sheets of 40×20 cm/15×7.5 inches (about 600 g/21 oz), bought or homemade
9) 300 ml/10 fl oz of cream
10) powdered sugar for garnishing

How to make a French vanilla slice with cream from scratch?

Homemade Cremeschnitte Recipe for French Vanilla Slice with Whipped Cream

1) separate eggs into yolks and whites and place them into different bowls
2) add sugar over egg yolks and stir until sugar is completely dissolved
3) add semolina, flour, and 100 ml/3.5 fl oz of milk into the bowl and mix again
4) bring to boil the rest of the milk, then add to the pot the previously prepared mixture and mix continuously until the custard thickens
5) add vanilla extract to the custard, mix thoroughly to combine ingredients, then wait to cool for about 10-15 minutes
6) meanwhile, add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whip them with a mixer until hard
7) add gradually egg white to the custard while stirring gently ingredients by hand to incorporate air
8) dissolve gelatin according to instructions on the package, then add it to the custard and mix again
9) cover vanilla cream with foil to avoid forming a crust, then wait to cool to room temperature
10) coat a tray with foil, then place over it a pastry sheet
11) spread vanilla custard over the sheet into a layer
12) bend foil over the cream and tighten it in the middle, then place the tray in the fridge until the cream hardens firmly (about 2-3 hours)
13) in the meantime, whip cream until hard
14) take out the tray from the fridge and open the foil from the vanilla custard layer
15) break by hand a pastry sheet into smaller pieces and place them over vanilla custard to cover it all over, press gently by hand to fix the pastry in the cream
16) spread whipped cream over the pastry layer
17) break the last pastry sheet into small pieces and make a layer over the whipped cream
18) cover the cake again with foil, tighten it, then place the tray in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours to harden well both the custard and whipped cream before slicing the cake up
19) take the French vanilla slice out from the fridge, sprinkle over it powdered sugar abundantly, and cut pieces of the desired size

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Final Notes for the French Vanilla Slice Recipe with Whipped Cream

➡️ Vanilla custard slice belongs to the most popular homemade cake recipes in many countries including the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia. However, there are different versions of vanilla custard slice recipes. All are similar to the authentic French mille-feuille recipe but are customized according to local preferences.

➡️ In German-speaking countries, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans this cake type is called cremeschnitte. The vanilla slice recipe shared on this page is very popular in Canada and especially in the French-speaking part of the country.

➡️ Preparing a vanilla custard slice cake is very easy, especially when using bought pastry sheets and you don’t have to waste time making them at home.

➡️ The vanilla slice recipe is very versatile because requires few ingredients and involves an easy procedure. Furthermore, it can be used to make other homemade cakes, so it would be very useful for you to learn this easy vanilla slice recipe.

➡️ Enjoy making vanilla slice with cream from scratch! For additional info, read more on vanilla slice!

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3 responses to “French Vanilla Slice Recipe with Whipped Cream”

  1. Janice Moritz Avatar
    Janice Moritz

    Looks wonderful . I am going to try making this

    1. Homemade Recipes from Scratch Avatar
      Homemade Recipes from Scratch

      Thanks, it’s very tasty and easy, so I make this vanilla slice recipe pretty often for my family! ENJOY THE CAKE!

  2. Janine Avatar

    This recipe starts with vanilla slice in 30 minutes when actually it takes with all setting time around 7 hours to make
    Method instructions leave a lot to be desired and certainly not for a beginner
    I saying that flavours good but won’t be eating for dessert tonight due to setting time

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