Then I got to thinking....I could so go one better.
I started by making my Rich Butter Cake.
and poured it into my lined cake tin and baked it.
Turn the cake out to cool for a little while. Remove any baking paper.
Carefully place the cake back into the tin and poke holes all over using the end of a wooden spoon.
Make up your choice of jelly using half the amount of water. I chose Raspberry Jelly. I used two packets for this cake.
Pour the jelly over the cake, making sure that the jelly gets in the holes.
Pop in the fridge for a couple of hours or until the jelly is nice and set.
Make up 1Ltr of custard (1Ltr milk, 3 heaped tablespoons of custard powder, 3 tablespoons of sugar and a good dash of vanilla)
Pour custard over the cake evenly while still fairly warm, sprinkle with coconut and chill in the fridge for a few hours. Even better if this is made the day before.
I use about a 25cm cake tin and this would serve heaps if you were catering or needed to take a dessert somewhere. Very economical too.
I also made a double choc version using the Frugal Choc Mud Cake and Homemade Yogo recipes both from the Stay At Home Mum site. OMG! It was so rich! So many different flavour combos you can try.
If you give this a go please let me know!