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Crema de Fruta Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 pieces egg yolks
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 big can fruit cocktail about 30 ++ ounces
  • 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups water


  • Make the Sponge Cake by sifting the baking powder and 1 cup flour using a flour sifter. Set aside
  • Put 4 egg yolks in a mixing bowl and then beat until texture becomes thick.
  • Add-in 1/2 cup sugar gradually while beating the egg
  • Slowly add the sifted flour and baking powder mixture. Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Combine 1 cup milk, butter, and vanilla extract in a sauce pan then cook until butter melts
  • Pour the cooked mixture (milk, butter, vanilla extract) into the mixing bowl and mix with the existing concoction until evenly distributed
  • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Pour the combined mixtures in a baking pan then bake for 23 minutes or until sponge cake is ready. Set aside.
  • Make the simple syrup by heating a saucepan and placing 1/4 cup sugar.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water immediately and cook until the sugar completely dissolves then let cool for a few minutes
  • Pour the simple syrup on top of the sponge cake and thens spread. (I spread the syrup using a brush)
  • Make the custard by combining 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 3 cups milk in a saucepan then cook while stirring until the mixture thickens
  • Put half of the cooked mixture on the bowl where the 4 egg yolks are placed and then mix well
  • Put everything back in the saucepan with the rest of the ingredients. Mix until texture is thick enough (this is now the custard)
  • Apply the layer of custard evenly on top of the Sponge cake
  • Drain the liquid concentrate from the fruit cocktail and set aside.
  • Arrange all the fruits on top of the custard layer. Make sure to place them evenly
  • Dilute the gelatin in 2 cups of water
  • Heat the saucepan then pour the diluted gelatin and fruit cocktail concentrate and bring to a boil
  • Immediately after boiling, turn off the heat and let cool down until temperature is a little above normal room temperature
  • Pour the gelatin mixture on top of the fruit cocktail layer
  • Refrigerate (preferably overnight)
  • Serve chilled for dessert. Share and Enjoy!


Serving: 8g