An Amaretto flavored custard filling goes wonderfully well with chocolate cakes.

Carol
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in saucepan. In a separate bowl beat eggs and mix together with milk. Stir into dry mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbling. Cook for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat, add almond liqueur and stir well. Cover surface of filling with plastic wrap to prevent film from forming and chill completely before using.

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Nutrition Facts

62.9 calories; 2.1 g protein; 8.9 g carbohydrates; 39.2 mg cholesterol; 82.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was surprisingly a little bland. However after it soaked into the cake a little longer (2nd day)it tasted delicious. I made a three layer cake and put this between one layer and an apricot filling between the other layer. They complimented each other well. I topped it off with Special Buttercream Frosting also found on this site. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/11/2005
I did not have any luck with this filling. It turned out very lumpy and smelled bad. I didn't even get past that to find out what it tasted like. I'm not sure what happened if it was me or the receipe. I guess I'll have to give it another try to find out. Read More
(8)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was surprisingly a little bland. However after it soaked into the cake a little longer (2nd day)it tasted delicious. I made a three layer cake and put this between one layer and an apricot filling between the other layer. They complimented each other well. I topped it off with Special Buttercream Frosting also found on this site. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This filling is a basic custard very nice texture. I did need to add more amaretto. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2010
I just made this and loved it I am a chef and making a cake for a friend that loves almonds. I didn't have the liquor so I used almond extract I just used a little bit more almond extract about 1 or 2 teaspoons and I put in one tbsp of vanilla extract. I would recomment this to anyone it's super easy and good.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
Very good and easy to make. I substituted almond extract for amaretto liqueur. Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
05/10/2005
I did not have any luck with this filling. It turned out very lumpy and smelled bad. I didn't even get past that to find out what it tasted like. I'm not sure what happened if it was me or the receipe. I guess I'll have to give it another try to find out. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2008
Perfect for my petit fours! Not too heavy of a taste but just enough! I love the custard texture. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2011
I used 1 T almond extract and 1t. vanilla. It has a little too much extract taste from the almond but I'm using this in some bread pudding so hopefully this will be ok for that. It is a little bland too. I love almond flavored desserts and cookies so a little disappointing. To keep this from clumping you need to consantantly stir with a whisk. It starts out clumpy but it will stir out. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/24/2010
Maybe it was something I did wrong but it tasted like tapioca pudding to me. I will NEVER use this again. I didn't put this on my cake. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2008
This is good. A the consistency of a thin pudding. Great on chocolate cake! Read More
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