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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    This cake came out amazing. My first time and I got it right. I am a big fan of custard. It was right up my alley. I'm going to have to make another one soon. Every one pigged out on it.  -  14 Jan 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this yesterday and although I followed the recipe to a T, it came out gluey and really tough, with no discernible layers at all. I have made other similar cakes, lemon pudding cake and a chocolate one, and they turned out brilliantly. No idea why this one went so wrong.  -  27 Dec 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Loved it! It is a unique custard and cake combination. The recipe is odd giving such a HUGE window of time it might take to bake. Mine was completely done in 50 minutes. Next time I make it, I will grate in fresh nutmeg and call it an eggnog cake.  -  30 Nov 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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