Introduction: Chocolate Magic Cake

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In this instructable I will show you how to make chocolate magic cake. This chocolate magic cake recipe is easy to make using only 6 ingredients. Why is it called a magic cake? Because when it bakes you will wind up with distinct cake layers, or different types of cake just from one batter. It tastes like a cross between chocolate cake, chocolate custard, and chocolate flan. If I can do it you can do it, let's get baking!

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Step 1: Ingredients/Tools

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  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (113g)
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup of white granulated sugar (198g)
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour (70g)
  • 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder (33g)
  • 2 cups of lukewarm milk (500ml)


  • Bowls
  • hand mixer or stand mixer
  • spatula
  • 8x8 pan
  • kitchen spray or shortening
  • parchment paper
  • sifter

Step 2: Melt the Butter

First let's preheat the oven to 320 F (160 C). Now let's melt our butter in the microwave or on the stovetop. Set the butter aside to cool.

Step 3: Separate the Eggs

Now let's separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Crack the egg then open it up and slide the yolk from shell to shell allowing the egg white to fall into one bowl, then place the egg yolk in the other bowl. If you get a little shell in the bowl, use a bigger shell half to get it out, don't try and use your fingers to get the shell bit out.

Step 4: Egg White Peaks

Now using a mixer beat those egg whites, until stiff peaks form. It takes a few minutes 3 to 5 minutes to get it to that stage. Lift the beaters up and if the egg white stays up and doesn't fall over, you are good to go. :) Easier to tell in the video.

Step 5: Yolk and Sugar

Now cream together the egg yolks and the sugar using your mixer.

Step 6: Butter, Butter, Butter

Now we add in our melted butter, make sure it isn't hot. Then mix that in with your yolk and sugar. At this point we will put the mixer aside. We will be using the spatula from now on.

Step 7: Dry Ingredients

Next add the flour and cocoa powder to a sifter and add the dry mixture to the batter. Then fold it in with your spatula, just until everything is combined.

Step 8: Milk

Next we add the milk about 1/3 of it at a time until it is incorporated into the batter. The batter will be fairly runny.

Step 9: Folding Egg Whites

Now we fold in our egg whites with a spatula. Again about a 1/3 of the egg whites at a time. It takes a bit of time, just be patient and keep folding until the egg whites are blended in. You may have a few little clumps of egg white. Don't worry about that.

Step 10: Pour, Bake, Chill, Serve

Next pour the cake batter into a parchment paper lined 8x8 pan. Spray the bottom of the pan so the parchment paper will stick to it, then spray the parchment paper itself. Bake the cake for 50 to 60 minutes. After about 40 minutes check it. The cake is done when there is a slight jiggle in the middle. In my oven it takes about 55 minutes or so. After the cake is done, let it cool completely in its pan at room temp, then place the cake in the fridge and let it chill for 1 to 2 hours. After that you are ready to pull it out of the pan, then cut into it. Enjoy! :) Magic, magic, magic chocolate cake.

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