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Easy Custard Cake Filling

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars
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"Use this delicious filling to fill cupcakes or your favorite layer cake. The microwave makes it fool-proof! Use different extracts to vary the flavor; almond and mint are both really good."
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Ingredients

43 m servings 140
Original recipe yields 8 servings (2 cups approximately )

Directions

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  1. Heat milk in microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in the microwave on high until hot but not boiling, 2 to 4 minutes. Combine sugar, flour, and salt together in a separate microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl. Whisk hot milk into the sugar mixture gradually. Cook milk mixture in microwave on high in 1-minute intervals, stirring after each interval, until thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk eggs in a separate small bowl until pale and frothy. Whisk 1/3 cup of the milk mixture into eggs gradually, then whisk egg mixture into remaining milk mixture gradually until smooth custard forms. Heat custard in microwave on high until thickened, about 2 minutes more. Cool slightly; stir in vanilla extract. Chill custard in refrigerator until completely cooled, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 140 calories; 2.5 25.5 4.1 51 115 Full nutrition

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Instead of the flour I used 3T of cornstarch as someone suggested. Did mine on stove top worked out wonderfully. I did use 2t of vanilla and next time may reduce sugar by 1/4 cup as it is super...

Most helpful critical review

I followed the recipe exactly and refrigerated after it was all put together. It was in the freezer for about 20 minutes and came out like a stiff jello. I had to add whipped cream to get it to ...

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Instead of the flour I used 3T of cornstarch as someone suggested. Did mine on stove top worked out wonderfully. I did use 2t of vanilla and next time may reduce sugar by 1/4 cup as it is super...

I made mine on the stovetop. Bring milk and sugar just to a boil, then temper that into your eggs/salt/3T cornstarch mixture. Return to stovetop, bring to boil and then cook for two mins. Rem...

I still can't believe that this recipe is so good yet easy to make. I made cream puffs and tried this filling recipe. Everyone loved them and said they were the best cream puffs they ever had.

This custard sat up beautifully and tastes great! Simple to make and it's a keeper! I did use 3T cornstarch instead of flour.

It is very easy to make and tastes great but can be a bit messy in the microwave if you're not watching closely

Simple and tasty

really simple and yummy! (:

I swapped out the flour for cornstarch and the milk for almond milk. Didn’t have to microwave nearly as long as the instructions said. 2 minutes for the milk only, and 1 minute after I added the...

Loved it!!! Easy to make and turned out great!