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Warm Chocolate Cake With Mint Custard by claremanson Warm Chocolate Cake With Mint Custard by claremanson
Warm and fluffy chocolate sponge cake with a warm and creamy peppermint custard, a touch of sugar and some cute Holly sprinkles.

I haven't had peppermint custard since I was at school over 12 years ago! In fact after telling people what I had been baking they all said the same! Mint custard is, or at least was the thing to have for dessert for school meals at Christmas time in the UK and is one of the few meals I actually enjoyed or even remember. 

This was the first time I have ever made custard! I know, I know! With all the baking I do you would have thought I would have mastered such a thing by now but I have never really been a fan of traditional custard.  It wasn't until my best friend :iconshaami: and I were talking about our recent bakes that she told me she had made mint custard.  Suddenly I remembered the awesome custard from school, I had to get the recipe from her and make it as soon as possible! My family enjoyed this so much I am now going to be making it for our Christmas Day dessert as it can be made the day before and heated up.

There is no recipe for this, I have only made it the once so have yet to perfect it.  However there are plenty of recipes online you can try out.  I used a recipe that required no eggs. I have to say when I think custard, I think eggs so, when I read the recipe at first, I had to re-read it several times to make sure this was not a mistake.  I am not much of an egg fan anyway so when I found out it was indeed correct I was very happy.

More Christmas
Chocolate Ginger Christmas Cupcakes by claremanson Star Cookies (+recipe) by claremanson

My Christmas Baking Contest
Claremanson's Christmas ContestTheme: General Christmas Baking
From holding a recent poll, it seems the majority of you are most interested in baking traditional food for your country/family or food you usually bake over Christmas rather than a set recipe.  Therefore I have decided that as long as it is relevant to Christmas in some way, shape or form in recipe, flavour or presentation it will be considered as an entry.
Rules and requirements:

You must include Christmas into your baking, decorating or surroundings in some shape or form else your entry will not be included.
If what you you usually make isn't very Christmasy looking or tasting then why not try to add some more Christmas into your food by adding Christmas sprinkles onto candy and cupcakes, flavours such as cinnamon or cranberry, themed cupcake cases, festive shaped cookies etc.
You entry must be new for Christmas 2013.
It must be homemade, not shop bought.
Please state in your e

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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
O_O  That looks... amazing... and so, so tasty.  I'm going to cry!
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
lululetti Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What?! Mint custard? That is so different! :)
Well, to me in Brazil it is anyhow. Looks really interesting.... :suspicious 
claremanson Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
Shaami Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a lot of catching up to do with all these submissions of yours, Clarey! Thanks for mentioning me and my sudden urge to have/make this old school favourite. I bet it was lovely to have on Christmas Day. :drool:  
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I haven't baked in almost two weeks, I am feeling twitchy, don't like it!
Shaami Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh oh... :giggle:
iiibrokeyhu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks a bit like a meatball, but it still looks delicious
HorrorxXxGirl Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
That looks divine :)
claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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