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Almond Custard Filling

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"This is the filling and topping for Poppy Seed Cake."
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Ingredients

servings 90
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 cups)

Directions

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  1. Mix nonfat dry milk, cornstarch, and sugar together in a medium sized saucepan. Stir in a mixture of water and egg yolks gradually, until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and smooth. Continue to cook while stirring over low heat for one minute longer. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract. Allow custard to cool before using.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 90 calories; 1.5 16.5 2.7 69 30 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Works great in chocolate cake. I used with Hershey's Chocolate Cake (on this website) and frosted with buttercream icing....rave reviews!

Most helpful critical review

The flavor wasn't offensive, but the aftertaste burned my throat- too much almond extract I think. It also lacked any depth and texture. After making a small batch, I remade the recipe. In pl...

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Works great in chocolate cake. I used with Hershey's Chocolate Cake (on this website) and frosted with buttercream icing....rave reviews!

This custard is so easy and delicious, and it's a great way to use up leftover egg yolks. I made it with whole milk powder and vanilla flavor (instead of almond) and served it with apple pastri...

Fabulous and so easy! I filled a white cake with this and added an almond flavored white frosting, sprinkled with some slivered almonds. I'll definitely use this recipe again!

Yup this is very good and easy. Didn't have to change a thing and it was just the right taste and amount to fill a cake. I made a layered cake, cut the layers in two, and filled each layer divid...

This was my first time making custard, and it turned out perfect. Make sure to stay right by the stove and to continue stiring, so it doesn't go lumpy! My in-laws are from England, and the only ...

I have now made this twice. The first time I had the hardest time getting it to thicken. I'm guessing my "guestimating" of the cornstarch didn't cut it. It was an easy fix--I just mixed a sma...

The flavor wasn't offensive, but the aftertaste burned my throat- too much almond extract I think. It also lacked any depth and texture. After making a small batch, I remade the recipe. In pl...

Yum Yum Yum! This was my first time making custard, and i was a little worried how it would come out, and how i would layer it in between my cakes. The custard was delicious, and my husband and ...

What a great way to use leftover egg yolks. The almond extract was not such a good thing for mine. It smelled yummy till I added the almond extract. Since my husband can't eat a lot of sugar, I ...