This easy-to-make cake is called magic for a reason. You use standard pantry ingredients and as result you get a tree-layer cake that’d sepapate into layers BY ITSELF during baking!
Indeed, you won’t need to separately bake the layers, you just use one batter recipe and get rewarded with three different layers: a dense, chewy base, a custard layer and a sponge top 🙂
- 4 eggs, separated
- pinch of cream of tartar or lemon acid
- 150 g icing sugar
- 110 g unsalted butter, melted
- 15 ml water
- 115 g flour
- 480 ml lukewarm milk
- 1 t vanilla essence
- extra icing sugar and cocoa powder for dusting
- Whip the egg whites and cream of tartar to stiff peaks. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until light and creamy.
- Mix in the melted butter and water until evenly incorporated.
- Mix in the flour until evenly incorporated. Slowly beat in the milk and vanilla essence with a hand whisk until everything is well mixed.
- Fold in the egg whites, ⅓ at a time. Repeat until all of the egg whites are folded in. The whites will look a little curd-like after mixing them in, just try to fold them to the point where there is no big chunks.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45-60 min or until the top is golden. Allow cake to completely cool before cutting and then dust with cocoa powder or/ and icing sugar