I was going through recipes that I have taken out of magazines and printed off the internet trying to put them into some sort of order when I came across this recipe. It was called the magic cake. When all the ingredients are mixed together and poured into the tin the final baked product forms layers. I have made something similar some time ago which used breadcrumbs and these formed the base of a quiche.
It is a very easy cake to make and the final result is a bit like a custard tart. After whipping up the egg whites until stiff, you mix in a separate bowl the remaining ingredients. Then gently fold the whipped whites into the other mixture and pour into the lined tin. I reduced the sugar content in the one I made and also baked it in a larger tin.
Because I used a larger tin my layers were not as defined as the original recipe but it was still lovely.
I almost didn’t get a picture of the finished cake as it was being eaten too quickly. I would definitely make this again as it was really nice and tasty and so easy to make. Hope you enjoy this as much as we did. Good baking!
- 4 eggs, separated (at room temperature)
- 1 tablespoon water
- 120g sugar (original recipe used 150g)
- 125g butter, melted
- 115g self-raising flour
- 500 ml milk (lukewarm)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Pre-heat oven to 160˚C (325˚F)
- Whisk egg whites until stiff.
- In another bowl beat the egg yolks with the sugar, water and vanilla until light.
- Add melted butter and continue beating for another minute.
- Add the flour and mix in.
- Add the milk (this needs to be lukewarm otherwise the butter will harden) and beat until combined.
- Gently fold in the beaten egg whites using a spatula.
- Pour batter into a greased 8" x 8" (20 x 20cm) baking dish (do not use springform tin - batter too thin)
- Bake in preheated oven 160˚C or 325˚F for about 60 minutes or until the top is golden.
- Cool in the tin for at least 3 hours before cutting.
- Can serve sprinkled with icing sugar.
- I baked mine in a lamington tin and the cooking time was only 30 minutes.