The Recipe of the Month for February is Magic Cake! It's a fun recipe that plays with density to make a cake with a custard layer that just appears!It's possibly the most complicated Recipe of the Month ever, so it's not for the faint of heart, but it's very cool!
This magic cake also has to cook for an hour and cool for 3 hours, so it may be best done early on a lazy Sunday.
Here's a video to explain. You can get the gist, even though it's not in English:
Recipe via Kitchen Nostalgia.
4 eggs, separated, at room temperature
1 Tbsp water
½ cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar
1 stick butter, melted
¾ cup flour
2 cups milk, lukewarm
2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Mix egg whites until stiff. Preheat oven to 325F.
2. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar, water, and vanilla until light. This is best done with an electric mixer, it takes a long time by hand (I tried!). If beating by hand, have a friend or assistant beat the egg whites simultaneously to this step so they are ready at the same time. Add melted butter and continue beating for another minute. Add the flour and mix it in too.
3. Add the lukewarm milk (cold milk will make the butter harden!) and beat together.
4. Gently fold in beaten egg whites using a rubber spatula.
5. Pour batter into greased 8x8 inch baking dish and bake in preheated 325F oven for about 60 minutes or until the top is golden.
6. Cool in the pan for at least 3 hours. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar.
When you're done, share a photo with us on Twitter at @NiagaraProduce! There's quite a sense of accomplishment!