Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Magic Custard Cake

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It seems everyone is making/baking these magic custard cakes lately. Most recently I saw these over on Hugs and Cookies XOXO's page, so I decided to try to make it.

If you love egg custard, you will love this Magic Custard Cake. The idea has intrigued me for a long time. Putting it together is actually fairly easy, and I know you'll just love the results.

Ingredients
4 eggs at room temperature (whites separated)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick butter, melted
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk, lukewarm
powdered sugar for dusting cake


Method
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease or line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with parchment.

Separate eggs and add the egg whites to a mixer and beat egg whites stiff. Place egg whites in a bowl and set aside.

Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light. Add butter and vanilla.  Beat for two mins. Add the flour and mix it in until fully incorporated.

Slowly start adding the milk and beat until everything is well mixed together.

Add the egg whites, a third at a time and gently fold them in using a spatula, repeat until all egg whites are folded in.

Pour batter into baking dish and bake for approx 60 minutes or until the top is lightly golden.

Cool and dust heavily with powdered sugar.

Chocolate version - add 1/2 cup cocoa powder when you add the flour.
Lemon version - add 1 tbls. lemon juice when you add the butter and vanilla.

Enjoy,
Mary


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