Emma Bakes… Magic Custard Cake
As you might already know, us lovely folks here at Ramp.ie like to keep our readers up to speed on all the latest and hottest of everything. So here, my friends, is one of the hottest recipes on the internet right now. And why? Because it’s magic. Yep. That’s right. ‘Magic’. Not in a David Blaine I’m-going-to-bury-myself-under-the-ocean-for-two-years sorta way. It’s definitely not a David Copperfield watch-me-make-the-pyramids-disappear kinda thing. No no no. Think more Paul Daniels on an off day – it’s a batter that splits into a firm custard layer topped with a light sponge later. Shazam! Your mind has officially been blown!
So why is it so popular? D’ya think people were rushing to make it in the hopes that maybe a white dove would fly out of the batter, come to rest on their shoulder and whisper the meaning of life into their ears? See. That would have been magic right there! Sadly, this didn’t happen, as much as I stared longingly into that bowl…. *Sad face*
Popularity and crappy magic-y gimmicks aside, this cake is not too bad at all. I actually couldn’t stop eating it… WAIT! Was that the magic bit? It casts a spell that makes you want more and more? Who even cares. Here’s the recipe…
Ingredients: Makes 8-12 squares, depending on how small you cut ‘em
- 113g/ ¼lb Butter, melted
- 480ml Milk, warmed
- 4 Eggs, separated
- 150g Icing Sugar + extra to decorate
- 1 Tablespoon Water
- 115g Plain Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
Preheat your oven to 160C. Grease an 8×8 inch (or similar sized) baking tin.
In a separate bowl, whisk the sugar and egg yolks until pale in colour.