Magic Cake

I saw this recipe on Pinterest, and the name and the photo both caught my attention. This cake magically forms its own layers while baking! I knew I had to investigate. I made this using plain almond milk. The batter is VERY watery- total liquid. But, ta da, after 40 minutes in the oven, this cake did indeed have a layer of “cake” on top, and a layer of “custard” on the bottom! MAGIC! It tasted okay…not the best cake I’ve ever had, but it does taste just like vanilla custard. I feel like it needed some oomph. I put a little whipped cream on my piece. Maybe I could drizzle on some chocolate sauce too, or sprinkle it with chopped walnuts? I am glad I tried it, though.

rating: 7

Magic Cake

time needed: 1 hour 15 min.



4 eggs (separate yolks from whites) at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
150 g (3/4 cup) sugar
125 g (1 stick or ½ cup) butter, melted
115 g (4 oz or ¾ cup) of all purpose flour
500 ml (2 cups) milk lukewarm (I used plain Almond milk)
powdered sugar for dusting cake


1. Preheat oven to 325 F degrees. Grease a 8 inch x 8 inch baking dish.

2. Separate eggs and add the egg whites to a mixer and mix until egg whites are stiff. Place egg whites in a bowl and set aside.

3. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until light. Add butter and vanilla extract and continue beating for another minute or two after which you can add the flour and mix it in until fully incorporated.

4. Slowly start adding the milk and beat until everything is well mixed together. Add the egg whites, a third at a time and gently fold them in using a spatula, repeat until all egg whites are folded in. Another variation to folding in the egg whites would be to add a third of the
egg whites and gently whisk them in to the cake batter, then reverse the process and add
a bit of the cake mixture to the egg whites and gently whisk in, repeat until all cake batter hasbeen whisked in.

5. Pour batter into baking dish and bake for 40 to 70 minutes or until the top is lightly golden. The baking time could vary greatly depending on the oven, so take a peek at around 40 minutes and see how it looks.

6. Sprinkle some powdered sugar after cake has cooled.

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