Chocolate Magic Cake is soooo yummy! I loved it! Mom loved it, too! The three layers turned out more defined than they did for me in the first round of the original, so in the future I will bake it for just a couple extra minutes.
When making this cake, all of your ingredients must be at room temperature. The milk should not be cold, the melted butter should not be hot. Have all of your ingredients at room temperature. I am not a science person by any means to understand how this all works, but when you follow the directions "Magic" happens! And one pan of batter transforms!
Chocolate Magic Cake (Source: Jo Cooks)
4 eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp vinegar
1 tbsp warm water
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
6 1/2 Tbsp all purpose flour
6 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 cups milk, room temperature
Preheat oven to 325 F degrees. Grease 8x8 baking pan, then dust with flour, or cocoa powder
Separate the eggs. Add egg whites to bowl with one teaspoon of vinegar, and mix at medium high speed until egg whites are stiff. Set aside.
In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with water, and sugar until light in color. Add the melted butter, vanilla, and salt. Beat for two minutes, until light and fluffy. Gradually, add flour and cocoa and mix until fully incorporated.
Slowly, add the milk to the cocoa mixture, beat until well combined. To the chocolate mixture, add 1/4 of the egg whites, folding them in. Next, add more of the chocolate mixture to the egg whites. Add chocolate slowly, folding as you go. Mixture will be VERY thin.
Pour batter into baking pan and bake for 50 to 70 minutes. Insert knife near edge, if it comes out clean the cake is done.
Cool completely, and garnish as desired.
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