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Magic Cake

Magic Cake

Magic Cake is the new craze! Why is it Magic?  This cake requires one simple batter, once baked, it bakes into 3 very different layers of yumminess.

Magic Cake is the new craze!  It is blowing up Pinterest and people are starting to pay attention to this delicious Magic Cake.  Why is it Magic?  This cake requires one simple batter, once baked, it bakes into 3 very different layers of yumminess.  The top layer is a sponge cake, the middle layer is custard, and the bottom layer is fudge-like.

The ingredients are very simple and more than likely you have them all in your pantry right now.  The simple ingredients are just another part of the magic in this magic cake recipe.  

See all of the steps right here in this video:


Your cake will be done when the top layer looks like a nice spongy cake, just like this.

For those of you that would like an instant pot version, you need to check out this incredible recipe!

5 from 1 vote
Magic Cake
Magic Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

This cake requires one simple batter, once baked, it bakes into 3 very different layers of yumminess.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 6
Calories: 248 kcal
  • 4 Eggs separate yolks/whites at room temperature
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Stick Melted Butter
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Milk lukewarm
  • Powdered Sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease a 8 x 8" baking pan
  3. Separate the eggs. Mix the egg whites with a mixer until you have stiff peaks.
  4. Beat egg yolks with sugar until well blended.
  5. Add melted butter and vanilla, continue mixing with mixer.
  6. Start slowly adding in the flour until fully mixed in.
  7. Slowly start adding in the milk. Continue to add until completely incorporated.
  8. Start adding in the egg whites, a third at a time. Gently fold into the batter. Repeat until all egg whites have been folded in.
  9. Pour batter into your greased baking pan.
  10. Bake for aprx. 40-70 minutes. You want the top to be golden brown. Once you see it golden, give it just enough time to bake all of those delicious layers. Pull from oven just before getting too brown.
  11. Sprinkle with powered sugar once cooled.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Jo Cooks

Nutrition Facts
Magic Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Potassium 164mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Sugars 29g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 5.8%
Calcium 11.1%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Reply
    September 22, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Pinned! This looks amazing and I cannot wait to make it. The video was super helpful 🙂

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    Instant Pot Magic Cake
    January 2, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    […] have wanted to try Magic Cake in the Instant pot since I saw the recipe on SparklesToSprinkles. Magic cake has 3 layers of yummy goodness, sponge cake, custard, and fudge. The great thing about […]

  • Reply
    Helene P Reil
    July 18, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Where does the fudge layer come from?

    • Reply
      July 19, 2017 at 1:27 am

      Just follow the recipe as it states and that layer will happen on its own. 🙂

  • Reply
    January 12, 2018 at 11:24 am

    The video skipped adding the milk to the batter. Made this in the Instant Pot, and it’s very good.

  • Reply
    February 27, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    How would u suggest storing it for a couple of days?

    • Reply
      February 27, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      I stored mine in the fridge. 🙂

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