How To Make Magic Cake 6 Ways, Because The Possibilities For This Viral Dessert Are Endless — VIDEOS
Everywhere I’ve looked for the past week, all I’ve seen is magic cake. As such, it’s to be expected that I would eventually cave and look up exactly how to make magic cake. Because, well… it’s kind of hard to resist a dessert that proclaims itself to be magical. My brain goes straight to Hogwarts when that happens, and even if there’s absolutely nothing Harry Potter-like about this particular dessert… basically I’m just a 10-year-old at heart, is what I’m saying.
Though the instructions and ingredients for magic cake vary slightly from recipe to recipe, the basic idea is pretty much always the same: Combine egg yolks, sugar, and a little bit of water in a bowl and whisk them together; add a liquid lipid (butter or oil, typically) and whisk again; add flour and whisk; add salt and vanilla and/or some other kind of flavoring and whisk; add milk and whisk; whisk some egg whites until fluffy and then fold them in; then bake the whole thing at a low temperature (usually around 300 to 325 degrees Fahrenheit) for about an hour. Voila! Three-layer cake from just one batch of batter and one single, solitary pan.
Since there are so many different ways to make it, I’ve rounded up a couple of the most notable ones below. Whether you’re a vanilla cake kind of person or someone with an adventurous palate, odds are that at least one of these recipes will appeal to you. Because who doesn’t like dessert?
1. Vanilla Magic Cake
Originally posted to YouTube in November 2015, this video from Emojoie Cuisine is the one that’s been taking the internet by storm recently. I’m not really sure I’d call it the OG magic cake recipe, as it’s actually been around for several years; however, it seems to be the one leading the charge across the internet as a whole right now, so it’s only natural that it should lead the charge here, too.