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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Magic Cake

This cake is wonderfully versatile.  I love that with seven simple ingredients, that most of us keep stocked up in our pantry, you can have a yummy dessert.  Even better is the fact that this can easily be made into a chocolate, lemon, almond, etc... cake.  How wonderful is that? 
 
While making this don't be alarmed that the batter is VERY thin.  This is ok and is the reason it is able to magically transform into the three layers.  Not only does this taste great it looks great too!  While it is baking it makes three layers, don't ask me how... after all it is a Magic Cake.  The top is golden and there is a custard like layer in the middle. 
 
You can mix this cake up in just a few minutes, so what are the cons of this recipe?  Only one... it takes awhile to come out of the oven and you are left drooling from the aroma that fills your house. 
 
4 eggs (separate yolks from whites) at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick or ½ cup butter, melted
3/4 cup flour
2 cups milk lukewarm
powdered sugar for dusting cake
 
Preheat oven to 325 F degrees.
Grease a 8 inch x 8 inch baking dish. (I used a 9x9)
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.
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 powdered sugar after cake has cooled.
http://www.jocooks.com/bakery/cakes/magic-cake/

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