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Cream Cheese Custard Filling

Cream Cheese Custard Filling

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


This recipe goes with 35th Anniversary Hummingbird Cake

Southern Living APRIL 2013

  • Yield: Makes about 2 2/3 cups
  • Hands-on:20 Minutes
  • Total:7 Hours, 20 Minutes


  • 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


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.


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