3.57 from 30 votes

Magic Custard Cake

Magic happens in the oven when you make Magic Custard Cake! A simple mixture of milk, eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, and flour is magically transformed into the multi-layer treat!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9 servings
Calories 313kcal
Author Renee P


  • 4 eggs separated
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 cups warm milk I used 2%
  • 1 TBS pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 8" x 8" pan with parchment or foil, or coat liberally with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • In another large bowl, beat the egg yolks, granulated sugar, butter, and a pinch of salt until mixture is well combined and it turns pale yellow.
  • Slowly beat the milk into the egg yolk mixture.
  • Add the vanilla extract and flour and mix to combine.
  • Fold in the egg whites a little at a time. Do not overmix!
  • Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for 40 -50 minutes, or until set. The middle should be a little jiggly when you take it out.
  • Cool completely before cutting.
  • Sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar before serving.



Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 113mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg