What's the magic custard recipe?
This is the one I used, kinda like an impossible pie the way it splits into layers:
Whoops, the link I shared isn't allowed. I'll find another.
Magic cake recipe
The magic in Magic cake is that it separates into layers in the oven with little-to-no effort from you. It has a sponge top and custard centre.
Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Easy cake recipes
4 eggs (separate yolks from whites), room temperature
3/4 cup (150g) sugar
1/2 cup (125g) butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup (115g) plain flour, sifted
2 cups (500ml) milk, lukewarm
2 tbsp icing sugar, sifted
Step 1. Preheat oven to 170°C (150°C fan-forced). Line a 15cm x 25 cm baking dish with baking paper and set aside. Separate eggs and beat the whites in a clean, dry bowl until they form stiff peaks. Set aside.
Step 2. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks with sugar until light and frothy and then beat in butter and vanilla extract. Add flour a little at a time until well incorporated. With the mixer running add the milk a little at a time until combined.
Step 3. Gently fold in egg whites until combined and pour into dish.
Step 4. Bake for 45-70 minutes or until a light golden crust is formed on the top of the cake.
Dust sifted icing sugar generously over the top of the cake and serve.
Last edited by Mod-SammiAnn; 10-07-2014 at 12:42.
Here ya go @Sonja Some uncooked and a cooked one...
This is the Choc one -
Chocolate Magic Custard Cake Recipe
Yield: one 8"x8" Cake
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Recipe is adapted from our previously posted Magic Custard Cake. A few notes on making the cake: the vinegar helps stabilize the egg whites after they've whipped to stiff peaks. If you have a copper bowl to whip them in, you can skip the vinegar.
When adding the milk, we found it easier and less messy to gently hand whip them in instead of using the stand mixer. It is a very liquidy batter, and for us it splattered everywhere even at the slowest speed. You could also wrap the head of the mixer and the top of the bowl with plastic wrap to help contain the splattering.
As with the original magic custard cake, the temperatures of the ingredients are important. If too hot it will cook the eggs, too cold it will harden the butter.
For folding in the whites, it is done with more of a gentle whisk/folding motion with the whisk since the batter is so runny. The whites will look a little curd like after mixing them in, just try to mix/fold them to the point where there is no big chunks.
Because of the custard center, when fully baked, there will be a bit of a jiggle, but not a sloppy jiggle to the cake when gently shook. Same after it has cooled. That's about it. Have fun and every time we've made the magic custard cakes (this one or the original), going into the oven we don't think they will work correctly, and after baking they are magically perfect.
- 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted Butter
- 2 1/2 cups (600ml) Milk
- 1 cup (115g) Flour
- 1/2 cup (43g) Cocoa Powder
- 4 Eggs, separated
- 4 drops White Vinegar *see head note
- 1 3/4 cups (210g) Confectioner's Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons (30ml) Espresso or Strong Coffee, lukewarm
- 1 teaspoon (5ml) Vanilla Extract
- extra confectioner's sugar for dusting
- optional-fresh berries for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly butter or grease a 8"x8" baking dish.
- Melt the butter and set aside to slightly cool. Warm the milk to lukewarm and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and cocoa powder for 20 seconds. Set aside.
- Whip the egg whites with vinegar to stiff peaks. Set aside.
- Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light. Beat in the melted butter, espresso, and vanilla extract for about 2 minutes or until evenly incorporated.
- Mix in the flour/cocoa into the batter until evenly incorporated. Gently whisk/beat in the milk until everything is well mixed.
- Fold/gently-whip in the egg whites, 1/3 at a time. Repeat until all of the egg whites are folded in.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until when you gently shake the cake, it is slightly jiggly but is no longer runny jiggly (I know it sounds weird, but that is the best way we can think of describing the sensation).
- Allow cake to completely cool before cutting and then dust with confectioner's sugar *see Note 1. Garnish with fresh berries if desired.
Note 1: For faster cooling you can place the cake in the fridge. Even after fully cooled, it will still be slightly jiggly. It is also very delicate to move. We we're able to gentle slide/flip it out of the pan without too much damage, but after trying to move it again, it quickly cracks the top. That's part of its charm. Just dust with confectioner's sugar and devour away.
Serenity Love (11-07-2014)
this is the filling, looks a bit like 'Dine'.. LOL It's steak, worcestershire sauce, garlic, pureed tomato and parsley. YUM
and some snaggy rolls..
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