Magic Cake Layer Bars

Angie's Magic Cake BarsThis is a layer cake I made for our coffee hour this week. I have had this cake recipe a really long time. Did not plan to post but had several request so here is the recipe. This cake recipe and similar ones are all over Pinterest. It really does as the title says it is like magic. This cake is SOOOO easy. But I am warning you…do not over mix it, then you will lose the magic. To me it is like a custard cake. Great to serve in place of a coffee cake. I did double the batch since I had a large number to feed, recipe below is for one batch.

Magic Cake

4 eggs, separated, at room temperature
½ cup + 2 Tablespoons or 150 g sugar
1 stick or 125 g melted butter
¾ cup or 115 g flour
2 cups or 500 ml milk, lukewarm
1 tablespoon vanilla paste
pinch of salt
Angie's Magic Cake Bars
Beat egg whites until stiff, set aside. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar and vanilla until light. Add melted butter and continue beating for another minute. Then add the flour and mix it in. Add the milk, the milk has to be lukewarm, otherwise the butter will harden, beat until incorporated. Gently fold in beaten egg whites using a spatula. Do not over mix, egg whites should not be completed mixed in, I know this seems odd but it will make the magic happen. It will be rather runny, all most like a pancake batter.

Pour batter into a greased 8 inch x 8 inch buttered baking dish and bake in preheated 325 oven for about 60 minutes or until the top is golden. Cool in the pan for at least 3 hours. Serve with powdered sugar sprinkled on top.
Angie's Magic Cake Bars
Vanilla Paste Product ~ I purchase this at many different stores. I have found it at Whole Foods, William Sonoma and Trader Joe’s. This is a wonderful product and think it is far better than regular vanilla. It is a little thicker and filled with vanilla beans. You can see the vanilla beans in your end product. Wonderful stuff…If you do not want to invest in the additional product use vanilla extract in it’s place. Thanks!
Vanilla Paste Product

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