RECIPE: A Milk Tart With A Chocolate And Amarula Twist


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

I’ve prepared the dessert yesterday and brought some to work for my colleagues to taste.   It happened that I left the room for 10 minutes and upon my return, the tart was gone.  Crumbs on a plate were the only evidence that it was there.  Might I add that it was still 08:00 o’clock in the morning when this happened.  I’ve been asked to prepare another one and bring it to work.  Oh well, they’ll just have to get the recipe on the blog.

So my educated colleague now asked, where did you get the Amarula flavour used for this tart?  My response was “Dear, I don’t work with flavours when I’m at home …..I use the real thing.  Real Amarula Cream went into that tart.  Anyways, you get that question a lot of people working in food manufacturing.  Hehe!

Try out the recipe and share with family, friends or colleagues.  I would love to hear your stories.   It’s perfect for tea time, to impress friends or in-laws and hey why don’t you try it for a friends birthday?  Happy Cooking!


Chocolate Amarula Milk Tart
Chocolate Amarula Milk Tart

Choc Amarula Milk Tart Recipe

Serves: 8

Pastry Ingredients

250ml (1 cup) flour

1 egg

60ml (4Tbsp sugar

5ml (1tsp) baking powder

60ml butter

1ml salt


  1.  In a food processor, cream butter and sugar well together and add the egg continue beating.
  2. Add all other ingredients and mix until stiff dough forms.
  3. Press thinly into round tart tins.
  4. Bake at 180۫C for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

Filling Ingredients:

250ml (1 cup) full cream milk

15ml (1Tbsp) cornflour

80ml sugar

2 eggs

1ml salt

15ml (1Tbsp) flour

15ml (1Tbsp) cocoa powder

5ml (1tsp) vanilla essence

90ml Amarula Cream

5ml butter

Cinnamon (for sprinkling)


  1. Mix together the milk, bring milk, eggs, sugar, flour, cornflour, cocoa and salt.
  2. Whisk continuously over medium heat.
  3. When the mixture thickens add butter, vanilla essence and Amarula cream.
  4. Pour into cooked shells/s and allow to cool in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve with vanilla ice cream or cream.

Thuli’s Tips:

  • The pastry can be prepared a day in advance, cover it with cling wrap and keep in the fridge.
  • You can go crazy with the Amarula add another spoon for a more pronounced taste.
  • When pressing the pastry, the thinner the better.  It will in any case rise in the oven.



About Author


Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

Comments ( 7 )

    • Hey! I see you! 🙂 Hope you try it!

  • Vuyokazi

    You are working no-ghimbha lol bt I’m sure it was delicious

  • The chocolate addition sounds amazing 🙂

    • Hi Tandy! *waves* It is divine. The addition of chocolate and Amarula Cream takes the tart to another level! Hope you get to try it!

  • Gaynor

    Need to try this recipe!!!! My mom loves Amarula

    • I’m sure she’ll love the recipe as well 🙂

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