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magic cake with custard layer in the center
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Foolproof Magic Cake

A soft, delicious Magic Cake that has a heavenly custard layer, perfect for all occasions!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 413kcal
Author: Lainey


  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup melted unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • powdered sugar for dusting the cake optional


  • Preheat oven to 350F and generously grease 8x8 inch pan.
  • Separate egg yolks from egg whites.
  • Add egg whites to a stand mixer bowl and beat until stiff peaks form. Place egg whites in a another bowl and set aside.
  • In the stand mixing bowl, add egg yolk, butter, sugar, vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • While it's still mixing, gradually add flour first then milk.
  • Gently fold in egg whites.
  • Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top is lightly golden.
  • Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes or un, then sprinkle powdered sugar and serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 927IU | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg
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