11 low-cost custard-based desserts
11 dessert recipes to make with one batch of custard
We’re ditching costly chocolate while still honouring those sweet tooth needs, which couldn’t be easier with these custard-based desserts.
Custard-based desserts are nothing new to us – we’ve even seen a three-layer magic custard cake trending all over the world. It’s essentially a custard and, when baked, it mysteriously forms three custard-esque layers, and we certainly do love a recipe where the oven does all the work!
For the love of custard, here are 11 desserts to make with just one batch of custard:
Buttery, pastry-encased, baked custardy morsels aka pastéis de nata – a popular on-the-go sweet treat.
This biscuit and custard-based custard layer cake is the easiest cake you’ll ever make, and its super inexpensive. Double bonus: it’s all in one sweet, tasty bite too.
While this easy fruity custard dessert is more suited for a hot summer’s afternoon, we love how effortless this little dessert is to make.
Try custard layers instead of buttercream in this delicious vanilla chiffon and custard cake.
Baked custard? Yes, it’s a thing and easier to make than you’d think! It’s wonderfully sweet and you can flavour it however you like. Here are three baked custard recipes we love:
A classic vanilla baked custard that’s super creamy.
Baked custard with an easy honey syrup to top everything off.
Cinnamon-topped baked amasi custard pudding.
A milk tart is the South African queen of custard-based desserts – here’s our must-try milk tart-inspired quartet:
You can’t go wrong with a good ole traditionally baked milk tart. This recipe uses storebought puff pastry, which is always a welcome short cut when any pastry baked goods are involved!
Churros but milk tart-stuffed… These milk tart churros are so good you don’t even need a chocolate dip accompaniment!
Milk tart layer cake, because milk tart is always the way to go!
Pancake stacks meet the very best milk tart filling that will make all the different to absolutely any pancake stack. Milk tart pancake stack for some serious everyday breakfast goals!