Magic Cake


I increased the recipe by half and baked it in a 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch pan and it turned out wonderful although I did need to increase the baking time to 1 hr 30 min. This is an incredible dessert, very delicious, but not overly sweet. Reminds me greatly of desserts I had in Europe.


    4 eggs (separate yolks from whites) at room temperature
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    150 g (3/4 cup) sugar
    125 g (1 stick or ½ cup) butter, melted
    115 g (4 oz or ¾ cup) of all purpose flour
    500 ml (2 cups) milk lukewarm
    powdered sugar for dusting cake


    Preheat oven to 325 F degrees. Grease a 8 inch x 8 inch baking dish.
    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. Another variation to folding in the egg whites would be to add a third of the egg whites and gently whisk them in to the cake batter, then reverse the process and add a bit of the cake mixture to the egg whites and gently whisk in, repeat until all cake batter has been whisked 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.