Want 3 layers of different cake in one? This Banana Magic Cake has a dense bottom layer, a custard center and a spongy top making this cake simply irresistible.
Have you ever hear of magic cake before? We’ve been making different variations for years and we absolutely love it. You would never think that from one simple thin batter that you would get this seriously “magical” cake.
The batter itself separates when cooked creating three distinct layers. A fudge dense base layer, a custard layer and a sponge cake layer. I mean you get three completely different textures in one bite.
Don’t forget that banana flavor! I mean I love bananas. If I could have one flavored dessert probably for the rest of my life it would have to be anything banana flavored. There is something about bananas that just get me.
So it was only acceptable to make a Banana Magic Cake recipe right? Literally this cake is super simple and quick to whip up! And watching it transform right before your eyes is just the fun part.
It’s one of those cakes that is a real teaching moment for the kids in the kitchen. I like to bring my kids in the kitchen whenever I can because baking is a science and it’s really informative at times for them to experience what goes on behind the scenes instead of them just eating the end result.
I used to bake a lot at one of my previous jobs and desserts were something that really helped me pass the time. And we would make the vanilla magic cake all the time. Let me just say that it was always a hit and always requested.
HOW TO MAKE MAGIC CAKE:
Preheat oven to 325.
Spray a 8″x8″ baking dish with non stick cooking spray, set aside.
In stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment beat your egg whites until stiff peaks form, set aside.
In a large bowl whisk together eggs, sugar, brown sugar and water until pale yellow in color about two to three minutes.
Whisk in your melted butter until incorporated then add in your banana and vanilla and whisk until just combined.
Slowly add in your flour and salt, whisking until blended.
Lastly add in your milk until all lumps are gone and batter is smooth.
Fold in your egg white until fully incorporated.
Pour into prepared baking dish and bake uncovered for 1 hour, checking for browning after 45 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool completely.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with caramel sauce.
Cut and serve.
But throwing in that banana flavor just brings it to another level, seriously. I adapted this recipe from OMG Chocolate Desserts and it has been my kids favorite after school snack. They love having this cake to come home to.
So if you are looking for a DIFFERENT way to use up some ripe bananas this Banana Magic Cake recipe is so worth it! Sprinkle it with some powdered sugar or a drizzle of caramel and you have yourself one epic dessert.
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Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 114mg Sodium: 208mg Carbohydrates: 54g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 39g Protein: 6g