Thursday, July 18, 2013

Magic Cake

I have seen this magic cake many times recently on pinterest or other blogs,I thought it looked really interesting but didn't think it would be something I would like so didn't really plan on making it, although Randal was definitely interested in it so I thought I would include it in some treats I was making for Randal to take to work.  It is a fun cake to make, you just prepare a simple cake batter and after it has baked it turns into a 3 layered dessert with a custard layer in the middle and the cake layer on top.  I will be honest and say that I did not really enjoy this, but that's because it really reminded in both flavour and texture of the egg custard tarts we used to have back in England, and I did not care for those either.


4 eggs (separate yolks from whites) at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick butter, melted
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups milk lukewarm
icing sugar for dusting cake

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

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.

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.

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 has been whisked in.

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.
Sprinkle some icing sugar after cake has cooled.

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