Cream Cheese Custard Filling

Southern Living
Cream Cheese Custard Filling is the decadent mixture that's spread between the layers of the famed 35th Anniversary Hummingbird Cake.


Makes about 2 2/3 cups


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3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, cubed and softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 7 Hours, 20 Minutes
Whisk together first 2 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; whisk in eggs and milk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture reaches a chilled pudding-like thickness. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly; boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat, and whisk in cream cheese and vanilla until cheese melts. Cool to room temperature (about 1 hour). Place plastic wrap directly on mixture (to prevent a film from forming), and chill 6 to 24 hours.

Created date

March 2013