This was my addition to our recipe Mediterranean Bon Appetit dinner. David liked it but I thought it was just so-so. Valene and I have made lots of lemon desserts through the years so they are a tough act to follow. Good but I'm not rushing out to make it again.
Lemon Magic Cake
Lemon Magic Cake - one simple batter that turns into a 3 layer cake. The popular magic cake now in lemon flavor.
- 4 eggs at room temperature separate yolks from whites
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted, (1 stick )
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour (or 4 oz)
- 1 3/4 cup milk lukewarm
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (note: I would double this)
- zest from one lemon
- powdered sugar for dusting cake
- Preheat oven to 325 F degrees. Grease a 8 inch x 8 inch baking dish or line it with parchment paper.
- Separate eggs and add the egg whites to a mixer and mix until egg whites are stiff. Place egg whites in a bowl and set aside.
- Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until light. Add butter and vanilla extract and continue beating for another minute or two after which you can add the flour and mix it in until fully incorporated.
- Add lemon juice and lemon zest then slowly start adding the milk and beat until everything is well mixed together. Add the egg whites, a third at a time and gently fold them in using a spatula or a whisk, repeat until all egg whites are folded in, but there should still be white bits of egg whites floating in the batter.
- Pour batter into baking dish and bake for 40 to 70 minutes or until the top is lightly golden and the cake is firm to the touch. The baking time could vary greatly depending on the oven, so take a peek at around 40 minutes and see how it looks.
- Sprinkle some powdered sugar after cake has cooled.