Magic Custard Cake

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Magic Custard Cake

Magic custard cake is a unique dessert that forms three distinct layers during baking: a soft custard layer at the bottom, a creamy custard layer in the middle, and a sponge-like cake layer on top. Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk, lukewarm
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 325Β°F (160Β°C). Grease and line an 8Γ—8-inch (20Γ—20 cm) baking dish with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on two sides for easy removal.
  1. Separate Eggs:
  • Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Place the egg yolks in one bowl and the egg whites in another. Set aside.
  1. Beat Egg Yolks and Sugar:
  • In the bowl with the egg yolks, add the granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Beat them together until well combined and slightly pale in color.
  1. Add Melted Butter:
  • Gradually pour in the melted butter while continuing to mix.
  1. Add Flour:
  • Sift the all-purpose flour into the egg yolk mixture and mix until smooth.
  1. Slowly Add Lukewarm Milk:
  • Gradually add the lukewarm milk to the mixture, whisking constantly. You should have a smooth batter.
  1. Beat Egg Whites:
  • In the other bowl with the egg whites, beat them until stiff peaks form.
  1. Fold in Egg Whites:
  • Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the batter using a spatula. Be gentle to maintain the fluffiness of the egg whites. The batter will be thin.
  1. Pour into Baking Dish:
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  1. Bake:
    • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the cake is set but still slightly jiggly in the middle.
  2. Cool:
    • Remove the magic custard cake from the oven and let it cool in the baking dish for about 15-20 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Chill:
    • For the best texture, refrigerate the magic custard cake for a few hours or overnight.
  4. Serve:
    • Once chilled, you can cut the cake into squares, dust it with powdered sugar if desired, and serve. Each square will have the three distinct layers: a custard layer at the bottom, a creamy custard layer in the middle, and a cake layer on top.

Magic custard cake is a delightful dessert that’s both visually impressive and delicious. It’s sure to be a hit at any gathering or as a special treat for yourself. Enjoy!