Magic Cake - Dense on the bottom, custard in the middle and sponge on top

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A recipe for a heavenly dessert comprises of two things – a freshly baked homemade cake and powdered sugar generously sprinkled over it. This delicious Magic Cake recipe is just what you need when you’re craving a little something cake and custard together in a dessert. Not to mention the third layer in this recipe is a thick layer of fudge. So basically this recipe has three magical layers of fudge, custard and sponge cake that you cannot go wrong. There is no frosting, glazing or icing of any kind required for this cake. You can eat it warm straight out of the oven if you want. Sometimes you need to strip off all the extras to relish a taste of a classic yellow cake, and this recipe is exactly that. Best of all, this recipe is easy and straightforward to make and tastes delicious with just under ten everyday ingredients straight out of your kitchen pantry. The sponge cake has a soft, tender crumb to it and perfectly scented with vanilla extract to give it a well-balanced overall flavor. You can also frost the cake with a delicious cream cheese flavored frosting and then lightly sprinkle it with any toppings of your choice on top. The addition of lemon juice in this recipe gives that tender texture to the cake. You can also add lemon zest for a refreshing taste if you want. This is a wonderful cake recipe that goes well with fresh strawberries or vanilla ice cream.

Cake baking is definitely an art that can be mastered with time, patience and practice. Sponge cake recipes make the perfect base for any filling or frosting. A simple sponge cake recipe is no rocket science and comprises of basic key ingredients like full-fat butter, flour, sugar, and eggs. In most cake recipes, it is not just the ingredients but rather, the method how you mix the ingredients that have to be taken into account. Even though it seems like it's easy to bake this recipe the process of how each ingredient is combined with the rest is the tricky part. To achieve the perfect moist sponginess in the cake is not impossible but slightly hard as there is a chance for some cake recipes to end up having a dry texture. A lot of factors influence such as having the oven at the right temperature, getting the ingredients to room temperature, creaming the butter with sugar, etc. Over whisking the cake batter can deflate the air bubbles in the batter and make it hard for the cakes to rise and come out hard.

In the place of milk, you can use buttermilk to give the cake extra spongy and softer texture. For achieving optimum taste and texture in cakes, always use quality ingredients. For instance, it is best to use a pure vanilla extract instead of the artificial vanilla flavor. You do not want to ruin a good cake recipe with an artificial vanilla flavor that has additives like corn syrup, sugar, etc. When you use real vanilla extract in cake recipes, it makes a huge difference. Vanilla flavour, just like salt acts as a flavour enhancer in cake batters and helps in binding other ingredients together.

If you’re not into baking, this delicious cake recipe might just make you an overnight star. Thank you to Z at the Kitchen Nostalgia recipe blog for sharing this heavenly and Easy Magic Cake recipe with us. Do visit Z’s blog for more kids birthday cake ideas that are fun and easy to make. Enjoy a slice with your loved ones today!

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