This cake magically separates into three layers while baking. We can’t wait to try this recipe!
This recipe is making its rounds on the internet, and for good reason. The only thing more magical than the cake itself is how little time it takes to make and devour it.
A fudgey base. Soft custard center. Topped with fluffy sponge. Made with one simple batter. It’s like….MAGIC!
If you love vanilla sponge cakes and custard, you are going to be as obsessed with this cake as I am. It looks like it’s been carefully layered with three different components. But it’s not! You just pour one simple batter into a cake tin, pop in the oven, and this is how it comes out!!
There is no special ingredient nor any tricky technique. The batter is made pretty much like a traditional vanilla sponge cake, it is just much thinner. It’s the consistency of crepe batter. Almost like a thick pouring cream.
The magic happens in the oven. It is baked at a lower temperature than usual – 325F/160C. And when it comes out, the top layer is a sponge, the middle is custard and the bottom is almost like a fudge.
I was dubious the first time I made it, and even when I turned the cake out because you can’t see the layers on the edges. But then when I cut into it, I gasped with astonishment! I mean, look at how perfect the layers are!!
So I’m adding myself to the long line of people who have tried and been astonished by the miracle of this cake.
One simple batter.
A three layered custard cake.
It really is….like magic!
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
One simple batter turns into a 3 layered cake with a top layer of sponge, a middle layer of custard and a fudge-like base. It’s like….magic! Adapted from Magic Cake by Jo Cooks.