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Thuli Gogela’s Chocolate-Amarula Milk Tart

  • 10 min
  • 20 min
  • 8
  • Medium
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Recipe Ingredients

Thuli, a product developer turned blogger, showcases Southern African food and more on www.mzansistylecuisine.co.za.

‘A milk tart, or melktert, is one of my favourite desserts. I wanted to create a version with a different flavour without losing that characteristic taste and mouthfeel of a milk tart.’



60ml butter

4 tbsp sugar

1 egg

250ml cake flour

1 tsp baking powder

1ml salt


250ml full-cream milk

80ml sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 tbsp flour

1 tbsp cornflour

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1ml salt

5ml butter

1 tsp vanilla essence

90ml Amarula

cinnamon, for sprinkling

Recipe Directions

1. In a food processor, cream the butter and sugar well. Add the egg and continue beating.

2. Add the remaining dry ingredients for the pastry and mix until a dough forms. Roll out pastry until it’s thin.

3. Cut out circles for eight individual round tart tins and press into the tins.

4. Bake at 180°C for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

5. In a pan, mix the milk, sugar, eggs, flour, cornflour, cocoa powder and salt.

6. Whisk continuously over a medium heat.

7. When the mixture thickens, add the butter, vanilla essence and Amarula.

8. Pour into the cooked pastry shells and allow to cool in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.

9. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve with vanilla ice cream or cream.


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