Rich, chocolatey, and generously dusted with plenty of powdered sugar, this chocolate magic cake is the amazing indulgent dessert you need to be making. A little fudgy, a little custardy, with an airy layer of moist cake on the top, chocolate magic cake is an absolute wonder. The batter magically turns into a layered cake after baking and boasts an incredible flavor. It's so mouthwateringly delicious, it's sure to become a family favorite.
– Leave your eggs out to come to room temperature before you start baking.
– Make sure the bowl you use to beat your egg whites is completely clean. Any traces of grease or fat will prevent them from forming the stiff glossy peaks you're after.
– The batter might look running at first, but don't fret! It'll turn into a beautiful cake once baked.
– An 8×8-inch baking dish is ideal for this recipe.
Preheat your oven to 325°F. Grease a baking dish and line it with parchment paper.
Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until the mixture becomes airy. Beat in butter and vanilla extract.
Sift in the cocoa powder and flour, mixing to combine. Gradually beat in the milk.
Fold the egg whites into the batter one third at a time, until smooth.
Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 1 hour.
Remove the cake from the oven to cool.
Once cooled, place in the fridge to chill. When ready to serve, dust with powdered sugar.