Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Magic Custard Cake

What did we ever do before Pinterest? I know I had a bazillion bookmarks and half of them I never made it back to. Now, I can keep everything neat and tidy. In the right category so I can easily pull them up if I remember just part of the name even. A huge bonus when I don't have a great memory for recipe names.

I had seen a recipe traveling around on Pinterest and Facebook for a "Magic" cake, and it was just the cake I needed for something different to serve.  It was simple, but impressive. I was called Martha Stewart for serving this, and that was meant as a compliment!

It is a VERY thin batter, so don't panic like I did, it's ok! It does make some magic in the oven, and that thin thin batter transforms. I am going to try the chocolate variation of this next. I am really excited for that twist.

Please note.... this is not lemon, and mine are extra "yellow" because of the farm fresh eggs.

Magic Custard Cake (Source: Hugs & Cookies  and   Jo Cooks)

4 eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup of all purpose flour
2 cups milk, room temperature
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325 F degrees. Grease a 8 inch x 8 inch baking pan, then line with parchment paper.
Separate the eggs.  Add egg whites to bowl and mix at medium high speed until egg whites are stiff. Set aside.

In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until light in color. Add the melted butter and vanilla.  Beat for two minutes. Add flour and mix until fully incorporated.

Slowly add the milk to the egg yolk mixture, beat until well combined.  Add the egg whites, folding them in, a third at a time. Once egg whites are incorporated, repeat with another third until  all egg whites are completely incorporated.

Pour batter into baking pan and bake for 50 to 70 minutes or until top is lightly golden. Insert knife near edge, if it comes out clean the cake is done.

Cool completely and dust with powdered sugar.

Enjoy :)

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  1. This looks so simple and a must make. I do love Pinterest but when friends have special recipes? I love that too!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Yummy. And yes this looks simple. Very nice for a day you need something fun and easy.

  3. I am SO excited about this simple recipe. Looks mighty delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck!!

  4. Congrats! This yummy recipe received MOST CLICKS at last week's Weekend Potluck party! Please be sure to stop by again today and share more YUM with us.

  5. Hi Kris! What a yummy looking cake! Just the kind my hubby likes! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

  6. could you share the chocolate variation as well?

  7. Thanks for sharing- I can't wait to try this...and hopefully the chocolate version :-)

  8. Quick question...on your pic the dessert looks really yellow but on other pics I have seen it is closer to white...did yours come out this yellow??

    1. Every pale/white food I make is bright because of my eggs. My chickens lay some crazy eggs! Do not expect yours to be this color :)

  9. I have picked up Thai custard cakes at an Asian grocery store. The one ingredient in them that shocked me but delighted me was the dried fried onions in it. I might try your recipe and pick up some dried onions to put in, just to try and replicate their custard cake....