Magic cake

    1 hour 30 min

    A simple cake mixture splits into 3 distinct layers as it bakes in this magic cake that features creamy custard in the middle.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 4 eggs at room temperature, separated
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 120g butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 100g plain flour
    • 475ml lukewarm milk
    • 2 tablespoons icing sugar, or to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 3. Grease an 20cm square baking dish.
    2. Beat egg whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer until stiff.
    3. Combine egg yolks and caster sugar in another large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add butter and vanilla extract; beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Fold in flour. Beat in milk slowly. Fold egg whites gently into the mixture.
    4. Pour cake mixture into the prepared baking dish.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden, 45 to 70 minutes. Let cool, about 30 minutes. Dust top with icing sugar.

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    First off I must say that I am not a baker, I can cook my but off, but baking can be a challenge sometimes because you can't easily add your own twist unless you know the chemistry of baking, which I do not. This was super easy and quick to make. I did not stray from the recipe, however I have seen a version that had brandy replace 1/4 cup of the milk, I am thinking of using grand marnier instead. Stay tuned.  -  05 Aug 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is tasty. 4.5 stars. Its a simple cake that really did have a custard layer. I wish there was a video with this, just so I could know exactly what the batter was supposed to look like before it went into the oven. My egg whites didn't really seem to incorporate well with the mix, but turned out fine in the end. Only addition I made was half unsweetened Almond milk and half whole milk.  -  20 Apr 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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