Here at Wilton, we do our best to stay on top of what’s trending in the dessert world – especially when it comes to cake! Magic cakes are now on our radar, and I had to do a little reading to discover just what they are. Turns out magic cake has been around for several years, but thanks to social media, magic cake recipes have been thrust into the spotlight.
Magic cake is a fairly simple batter that has been mixed and baked all at once. This single batter magically separates into three layers: a dense bottom layer, a custard-like middle layer, and a cakey top layer. They’re typically made in an 8×8 square pan so that they rise nice and high. The Wilton Test Kitchen is working on a new magic cake recipe that we’ll share soon, but in the meantime, check out this round up of magic cake recipes.
1. Vanilla MAGIC CUSTARD CAKE
Let’s start with something simple and classic: vanilla. Kitchen Nostalgia has the recipe, find it here.
2. Chocolate MAGIC CUSTARD CAKE
For all you chocolate lovers, this rich, silky cake recipe is a must. White on Rice Couple topped it off with powdered sugar and fresh raspberries. Get the recipe here.
3. MAGIC PUMPKIN CAKE
Fall is here, so this recipe roundup just HAS to have a pumpkin recipe. L’il Luna tops this one off with a white chocolate pudding mix frosting and some white chocolate curls for a beautiful presentation. Get the recipe here.
4. BUTTERSCOTCH MAGIC CAKE
This butterscotch magic cake comes from Jo Cooks, and she’s included some really helpful step-by-step photography on how to make this cake. Check out her recipe here.
5. SNICKERDOODLE MAGIC CAKE
Cinnamon goodness galore can be found in this magic cake from blogger From Cupcakes to Caviar. Get the full recipe here.
6. LEMON BAR MAGIC CAKE
Let’s freshen things up a bit with some lemon! I Wash You Dry used a vanilla cake mix in this recipe so as not to make the lemon flavor too overpowering. Get the recipe here.
7. GINGERBREAD MAGIC CAKE
With the holidays coming up, hold on to this gingerbread magic cake recipe. Foodness Gracious created the recipe, get the full version here.
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