If you love custard and want to incorporate that taste into a dessert, then this cake is perfect for you. Moreover, the “magic” in the title is not in vain, because you create three layers out of one batter! I was exploring yummly.co for recipes and stumbled upon the following recipe from Create Bake Make, but decided to compare with one more from RecipeTinEats just to be 100% sure that I would not fail. Both ladies used the exact same proportions, so that gave me the confidence to give this cake a try, and I’m glad I did, because it is so yummy 🙂
Magic Custard Cake
- 4 room temperature eggs, separated
- 3/4 cup (150 gr.) white sugar
- 1/2 cup (125 gr.) butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used 2.5 grams of powder)
- 3/4 cup (115 gr.) flour
- 2 cups (500 ml.) room temperature milk
- powdered sugar (optional; for decoration)
Once again I have made a video for my Instagram page, so check it out if you want to see the baking process. As you can see, the ingredients are super basic and the preparation takes about 10 minutes. Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius, fan-forced. Start by separating your eggs and then in one dry bowl beating four egg whites until you have stiff peaks. Next grab another bigger bowl and beat your egg yolks with sugar until you have a creamy consistency. Gradually add in your melted butter, flour, vanilla, and eventually finish by slowly pouring in your milk. As you add all of these ingredients, keep your electric mixer on low speed and consistently keep mixing. Lastly, use a spatula to fold in your egg whites into your batter. Pour your final mixture into a square cake pan (ideally 20 cm.) and bake for approximately 35-50 minutes. In one version, it states to bake for 35, while in the other 50 minutes; essentially bake until you have a crust on top and it doesn’t jiggle. I baked for 35 minutes but next time I will keep it for a little longer.
Voila! Your magic custard cake is ready! If you pay attention to the photos, you can see three layers – a crust, custard filling, and a fudge bottom. It is incredibly soft and melts in your mouth, with a lovely sweet flavor. In some way, it feels like you are eating a pudding cake. I personally skipped adding powdered sugar on top, but feel free to do so. Seeing how it requires very minimal ingredients and effort, I definitely recommend you to try it out 🙂
Until next time!