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Grandma's Magic Cake

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Updated August 09, 2016
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Grandma's Magic Cake
This image courtesy of kitchennostalgia.com

What is the secret behind Grandma's Magic Cake? Would you believe us if we told you that a single cake batter goes into a cake pan and comes out of the oven with three distinct layers? Guess you'll just have to try it for yourself to find out. This tasty, magic cake only requires seven ingredients and making it is practically fool-proof. Simply create the batter by combining your ingredients together exactly as the instructions suggest -- this will ensure your cake separates into the respectively magical layers. Pour your batter into a cake pan, bake, and presto! The cake will come out of the oven with a dense, crust-like layer on bottom, a gooey, custard-like layer in the middle, and a fluffy cake layer on top. You won't believe your eyes!

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 1 hr

Notes

Don't miss these other delicious variations of magic cake!


The Magic Behind Magic Cake

Looking at this recipe, you're probably thinking that there is no way that this Magic Cake is possible. How in the world does one batter give you three very different cake layers? We have a few insights to this seemingly impossible dessert -- it's all in the process!
 

  1. Since the egg yolks are beat with the flour, it helps to create the dense crust at the bottom of the cake.
  2. The milk is less dense than the yolks and flour that are already blended together, so it stops in the middle to create the custard layer. 
  3. Egg whites are light and airy after being beaten, so they float to the top to create the light, fluffy cake layer. 
     

Regardless of whether your cake ends up with these three very distinct layers or not, this cake is still very delicious. It doesn't require any ingredients that you wouldn't normally have in your refrigerator or pantry. Your friends and family will still love the unique flavor and composition of this cake. 


 

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these recipes i have to make!!!!!

Oh man, I have GOT to make this!

It was OK...but looked nothing like the picture. The picture shows 3 distinct layers...mine had 2. The top cake-like layer did not develop.

This is a very finicky recipe. We made this in our test kitchen, and it didn't look exactly like the picture either. It had all three layers, but they were much more subtle than the picture suggests. The flavors were there, but the presentation left something to be desired. We think this is one of those recipes that you must perfect over time to get just right. Thanks for sharing your comment!br /-Editors, RecipeLion

Best served cold It tastes awesome.

I made this for dessert tonight, and all I'm going to say is "ITS ALL GONE !!" Yumm

Sorry, way too many steps.

too many steps? You don't even attempt to make the recipe that has no more steps than making an angel food cake but you give it a 1 star so it brings down the overall rating? They should delete comments like yours

Horrible cake, don't waste your time making it...

Just wondering if anyone has tried this but had added fruit to it. I think this is a nice recipe but i think it would be even better with some berries or apricots in it

My name is Rhonda from Redcliffe Australia. I made Grandma;s magic cake yesterday ,OMG what a great cake. All left is one slice,so going to make another one.

I can't get the recipe to open for grandmas magic cake...what's the problem here ?

no idea, but here you go http//www.kitchennostalgia.com/desserts/cakes/m == agic-cake.html

cannot find recipe for Grandma's magic cake---site won't come up

No recipe available

Recipe link does NOT work...... recipe CAN be found here: http://www.familycookbookproject.com/view_recipesite.asp?rid=3023479&uid=150326&sid=490033

ty for web address for cake....got it !

cannot load recipe....

http://www.kitchennostalgia.com/desserts/cakes/magic-cake.html

What's up with the link? Can't access the recipe like all the others in this comment thread.

What's up with the link? Can't access the recipe like all the others in this comment thread.

Still can't get recipe. "click here"--no response

If you are having trouble accessing this recipe, please contact our Customer Service department and they will be happy to assist you: http://www.recipelion.com/index.php/hct/contact_us_page Thank you! -Editors of RecipeLion

Can't get the recipe looks delicious !

Tried the url twice today, then googled it. It still doesn't work. Can you put it with a different url???? I really wnt to try it.

Hi all - The link appears to be working correctly now. We apologize for any inconvenience. -Editors of RecipeLion

Still can't open. I can get the picture but where it says "click here for the recipe" nothing happens.

Cant get the recipe looks good

torrpetobr also having problems - cannot open actual recipe and this sounds sooooooo good.

Can you post this with a different url so I can see the recipe. The kitchennostalgia.com doesn't work.br Dellabr

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