It’s National Milk Tart Day tomorrow (27 February)…so celebrate by either making or consuming some of South Africa’s favourite treat!
My contribution to all things milk tart flavoured is a moist and delicious milk tart bundt! I collaborated with my Baking Buddy, Ange. We used the flavours of milk tart as inspiration and together we came up with this awesome concept – Milk Tart Bundt! We are currently crazy about bundts…so it was inevitable!
This recipe is easy, sweet and scrumptious! Well worth trying.
- It is normally easier to use a silicone bundt pan – we bought ours at Clicks. You could easily use two different shapes…which would look awesome. Although, we did use the same pan for both bundts.
- Make sure you grease the bundt pan really well…they tend to stick and it is soul destroying when you can’t get it out. We used melted butter to grease the pans.
- You can add more cinnamon to the bundt mixture if you like a spicier cake…I would recommend it!
- This is a very sweet cake and the glaze is even more sweet, so if you make it…have your sweet tooth ready to devour it!
Short & sweet history of milk tart
Milk tart is a classic South African dessert, that is known as melktert in Afrikaans. Traditionally, it consists of a sweet pastry crust, filled with a creamy custard, that is baked in a round pie dish and dusted with cinnamon after baking.
Melktert seems to have originated in the 1600s from the Dutch settlers in the Cape. The origin of Mattentaart is accredited to a recipe listed in Thomas van der Noot’s book, “Een notabel boexcken van cokeryen” (A Notable Book of Cookery) and there is a possibility that melktert was developed from this same recipe.
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