Magic cake

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Magic cake
From one batter, this cake turns into 3 layers: this is magic!

150g Gem Caster Sugar

4 eggs, separated

1 tsp vanilla extract

125g butter, melted

115g flour

500ml milk, lukewarm

1 pinch of salt

Icing sugar for dusting cake

Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas 2. Grease a 20x20cm square baking dish.

Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until pale light. Add the melted butter and vanilla extract and continue beating for another minute. Add the flour and the salt and mix until fully incorporated. Slowly start adding the milk and beat until everything is well mixed together. 

Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Add the egg whites to the main mixture, a little at a time, and gently fold them. Do not over break the whites completely as you still want some lumps in the batter.

Pour the batter into baking dish, level the top with a spatula and bake for 50 minutes. The mixture won’t be completely set, the top will still be wobbly. Let cool and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight. 

Dust with icing sugar before serving. 


Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
50 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Eggs

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Easy

Special Info
Nut free, Vegetarian

Level of Difficulty

Genoise, custard and flan are the three textures your cake should have when it's completely cooled down.

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