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.

    29 people made this

    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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    Reviews in English (21)


    Recipe was easy to follow. I will definitely make again.  -  06 Feb 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Loved this cake! Not real sweet and custard made it simply delicious.  -  03 Jan 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was super easy to make and went really well with some berries and whipped cream. Will make again.  -  25 Oct 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)