This Magic Lemon Custard Cake is truly magnificent. There’s no hocus pocus involved, though this cake may take you by surprise. One batter, 3 layers. All by itself. See for yourself. Better yet, taste it.
Magic Lemon Cake
If you’re a Pinterest addict like me, you’ve seen The Magic Cake. I’ve long been fascinated by the 1 Batter ⇒ 3 Layers hoopla.
I finally carved out the time this week to turn my whisk into a wand.
But silly girl that I am, I always want to put a spin on well-enough. That can drive Hubby battybonkers sometimes (wink.) But then, he reaps the benefits of my recipe tampering.
I mean, check this…
Refreshingly lemony Flavor
This gorgeous gaggle of lemons sat in my kitchen. All bright yellow and shouting out sunshine from the countertop.
Who can resist? Not me. I decided I’d lob some lemons into my Magic Cake. Thinking I was onto something cutting edge, I googled ideas on how to incorporate lemons into the batter. Duh, hello? It’s already been done. Not such a brand spankin’ new idea after all.
But I’m okay with that. Quite good, actually. Because, once again, check it ↓ ↓ ↓
Delicious Lemon Custard
It’s spring, we all crave sunshine by now, and lemons make us do the samba. Or rhumba. #dancingwiththestars
So yeah, I made good use of my lemons and made this Magic Lemon Custard Cake. Before you dive in: this is a custard cake. If you’re into custard, you’ll adore it. If custard doesn’t float your boat, you’re welcome to view the pretty pics and move on to this Lemon Bundt Cake instead.
Now about this recipe…its allure lies in how easy it is. No trickery. It’s super duper easy.
Whip Egg Whites all the way
Just combine 8 little ingredients, most of which you already have in your kitchen.
Just be sure to whip those egg whites to stiff peaks, as the recipe states. And very gently, gently fold the whites into the batter. If you’ve made chiffon cakes, you get the gist. If not, just go soft and easy so the egg whites get to do their job and keep the batter airy.
You’ll simply make that one batter. Pop it into your oven. No peeking until it’s time to peek.
3 layer cake in one
Bam. Your one batter just baked up into separate tantalizing layers, all by itself.
The top layer is a deliciously light sponge cake. I am sooooo ecstatic that my top layer turned out nice and thick. Some recipes will result in a thin little sponge cake layer, but I am a sucker for sponge cake and love that this recipe delivered on that front.
The middle layer is a yummy lemony custard…mmmm. Followed by a thin base layer, almost like a “crust” that’s essentially a very dense layer of custard. Don’t forget the powdered sugar and lemon zest – they aren’t just for vanity’s sake; flavor power lies within.
Yumalicious goodness in every bite.