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One dough, three layers: the magic cake lives up to its name. And most importantly: it is incredibly creamy and can be baked in different ways – with berries, for example.

Do you like easy to bake delicious cream layer cake recipes? That’s no problem with this recipe: three different cake layers are baked with just one dough. It is suitable for baking for beginners: little effort in the kitchen, no unusual ingredients (most of which you may have at home) and the result will surprise your guests. Like magic, three layers are created here: a flan-like base, a creamy custard layer and a crunchy top. In this recipe, berries are added as a bottom layer. If you want, you can leave them out, which makes the recipe even easier. sounds good? Then quickly bake and start mixing.

Sample image – not the actual recipe image.

Recipe for magic cake with berries: the ingredients

Services: 15 pieces
Baking pan; Baking pan (approx. 11 x 25 cm)
Cooking time: 75 minutes
Level of difficulty: Simple
  • 200 grams of berries (eg blueberries, strawberries) or frozen berry mix
  • 125 g of butter + a little more for greasing
  • 4 eggs
  • 120 grams of sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 120 grams of flour
  • 1 cent salt
  • 500 ml of milk

This recipe is made for a loaf pan, but you can use other pans for the magic cake, such as a springform pan or a 20 x 20 cm square pan. You just have to make sure that the shape is not too big, otherwise the powder will spread and the layers will not form. If you use a cake pan other than the one listed here, the baking time may be shorter. Do a chopstick test after 60 minutes to get the consistency right.

Magic cake with berries: this is how the magic cake recipe works.

  1. Wash fresh fruits under running water. If using frozen berries, let them thaw for about 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 150°C top/bottom heat or 125°C fan.
  2. Grease the bottom of the baking tray with butter and line the pastry with baking paper – here you will find baking paper to make it easier.
  3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan or microwave and let cool slightly. Separate the eggs.
  4. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks, sugar and 1 tablespoon of water. Add the melted butter in a thin stream, add the flour and a little salt and continue beating for two minutes. When boiling, pour in milk. Don’t be surprised if the batter is too runny.
  5. Beat the eggs until stiff and carefully add them to the mixture – do not stir, otherwise the extracted air will come out. Egg white clouds are required.
  6. Spread the berries on the bottom of the baking pan and pour the batter on top. Bake the magic cake in the oven for about 75 minutes. If the cake is too dark on the surface before the end of the baking time, you can simply cover the tin with baking paper.
  7. Then take out the form, let the cake cool and put it in the refrigerator for two hours. To serve, remove the magic cake from the oven and cut it into pieces.

You can also dust the magic cake with powdered sugar before cutting. Happy baking and bon appetit!

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