I have always wanted to try this cake. When I look through Pinterest, I would sometimes see this Magic Cake recipe pop up from time to time. So I pinned it to my big cake board. I wanted to give this recipe a go as I was wondering how it would turn out. It has been called a Magic Cake for a reason, so I needed to find out why.
Here is the recipe that I used to find out what the magic was!
- 4 eggs (separate yolks from whites)
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 125 g butter, melted
- 3/4 cup plain flour
- 2 cups lukewarm milk
- icing sugar for dusting cake
- Preheat oven to 170°C/ 150°C fan forced. Grease a 8 inch x 8 inch baking dish.
- Separate the egg yolks from the egg white and set the egg yolks aside.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff.
- Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until light. Add butter and vanilla essence and continue beating mixing. Then you can add the flour and mix until all combined.
- Slowly add in the milk and gently 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 combined.
- Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for 40 to 70 minutes or until the top is lightly golden. Check the cake after 40 mins as every ovens cooking time is different.
- Once the cake is ready take out of the oven to cool.
- When ready to serve sprinkle some icing sugar over the top.
After an hour of baking, I pulled the cake out of the oven and set it aside to cool. I was waiting with anticipation to see what had formed while cooking. Afternoon tea came around, and it was time to cut this cake up. I cut a few slices, and it looked pretty good. There we found what the magic cake did. While the cake is baking, a base and a custard filling form finished off with a moist cake on top. That is the magic!
The verdict: my hubby and I loved it. It was lovely eating it with our coffee. The three layers were nice especially the custard. The kids however didn’t like it as much. Their words were: “We like the cake top bit, but the custard tastes like scrambled egg”. I have to say that the custard layer does have a strong egg taste, and I think that is because you are using four eggs. It still tastes lovely though.
I found the cake easy to make, and I will be making this again, much to the kid’s delight. I also would like to try these different variations, Lemon Magic Cake and Chocolate Magic Cake. I might win the kids over with the Chocolate version! The Chocolate Magic Cake recipe coming soon…
Have you ever tried making a Magic Cake?