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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Magic Cake

I seem to be in a mood today to try out things that I am not sure are going to work.  It started with making a homemade wasp trap and somehow evolved into trying a dessert that was posted on the blog "Jo Cooks."   The review on Jo's blog assured me that many cooks have tried the recipe with success.  Basically, you mix up all the ingredients, bake it .....and when it is done it is a beautiful little cake with 3 distinct layers--one of them being a vanilla custard.  I had to try it! 
I think this cake would be spectacular topped with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream.  Here is the recipe for you to try:

  • 4 eggs (separate yolks from whites) at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  •  3/4 cu) of flour
  • 2 cups milk lukewarm
  • powdered sugar for dusting cake
Preheat oven to 325 F degrees. Grease a 8 inch x 8 inch baking dish.
Separate eggs and add the egg whites to a mixer and mix until egg whites are stiff. Place egg whites in a bowl and set aside.  
Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until light. Add butter and vanilla extract and continue beating for another minute or two after which you can 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 40 to 70 minutes or until the top is lightly golden. The baking time could vary greatly depending on the oven, so take a peek at around 40 minutes and see how it looks.
Sprinkle some powdered sugar after cake has cooled

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