Magic Custard Cake

Magic Custard Cake

Magic Custard Cake is a delightful dessert with three distinct layers: a dense base, a custardy middle, and a light sponge top. This cake is easy to make and sure to impress.


  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (125g) powdered sugar
  • 1 stick (125g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (95g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (500ml) milk, lukewarm
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat Oven:
    Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease and line an 8×8 inch (20×20 cm) baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Separate Eggs:
    Separate the eggs, placing the yolks in one bowl and the whites in another. Make sure there is no trace of yolk in the whites.
  3. Beat Egg Yolks:
    Beat the egg yolks with the powdered sugar until light and fluffy. This should take about 2 minutes.
  4. Add Butter and Vanilla:
    Add the melted butter and vanilla extract to the yolk mixture. Mix until well combined.
  5. Incorporate Flour:
    Sift the flour into the mixture and beat until smooth and well incorporated.
  6. Add Milk:
    Gradually add the lukewarm milk, mixing continuously. The batter will be quite runny, which is normal.
  7. Beat Egg Whites:
    In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  8. Fold in Egg Whites:
    Gently fold the egg whites into the batter, one-third at a time, until just combined. Be careful not to deflate the egg whites too much; the batter will look lumpy, and that’s okay.
  9. Pour Batter:
    Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Smooth the top with a spatula.
  10. Bake:
    Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until the top is golden and the cake jiggles slightly when shaken.
  11. Cool and Serve:
    Allow the cake to cool completely in the baking dish. Once cooled, dust the top with powdered sugar. Cut into squares to serve.

Enjoy your Magic Custard Cake! It’s a wonderful treat that combines the best of cake and custard in one delicious bite.

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