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It’s Magically Delicious!

You can see three very distinct layers in the picture. Yet this is not some complicated three-layer cake. In fact, it couldn’t be any easier, unless somebody else baked it for you!

It truly is a magic cake, because you are only going to prepare one batter to get all three of those layers. That’s right, one batter goes into your pan and magic things happen to it while it is in the oven. When it is finished baking, a delicious three-layer cake will emerge.

Don’t be alarmed by the very thin appearance of the batter, either. This is not your typical thick cake batter. By using melted butter, a relatively large amount of milk and very little flour, this thin batter is able to separate during the cooking process into a spongy top layer, a custard-like middle layer and a dense, fudgy bottom layer.

Be sure you read the Quick Tips included here for a better understanding of how this works. It is VERY important that you process your eggs correctly, or the separation will not take place distinctly and you will be disappointed with the results. These special handling instructions are not difficult, you just have to pay attention to detail and work carefully with your eggs.


Quick Tip:  After you have separated the eggs, let the whites sit out and warm completely to room temperature (takes about 30 minutes) before you start beating them, as it is easier to beat air into warm eggs. Add a small pinch of salt to your egg whites before you start. This helps them break up. Beat the egg whites at low speed, gradually increasing mixer speed to medium-high until VERY STIFF peaks form that are smooth, moist and shiny, and stand straight up without folding over when you pull out the beaters.DO NOT beat them past this point, or they will liquefy again.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Vera Zecevic at


By | 2017-09-04T14:44:24+00:00 July 29th, 2017|001, Dessert, Popular, Snacks, Well Liked|6 Comments


  1. Barbara Tahir January 2, 2018 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    So what is the name of this cake? Often when this site writes about a recipe the name of the dish is left out. The writer calls this cake a miracle and astounding but NO NAME!

    • Aunt Betty's January 3, 2018 at 4:06 am - Reply

      Hi Barbara, these type of cakes in general are just referred to as magic cakes – just like we did, in this article. That’s because it is kind of magical that you get all those different layers using only 1 batter. 🙂 You could also call this one a banana magic cake, since the recipe does include one mashed banana.

  2. Julie Cain February 6, 2018 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    I have all the ingredients except the banana….can I make it without?

    • Aunt Betty's February 7, 2018 at 5:42 am - Reply

      Hi Julie! I can’t guarantee the same result without the banana – but if you decide to try it, please let us know how it turned out for you! 🙂

  3. june February 19, 2018 at 7:44 am - Reply

    i”m not a big banana fan….is there another fruit i can substitute?? peaches? pineapple? apple??

  4. Sandra Gray March 13, 2018 at 1:53 am - Reply

    What about cooked and mashed sweet potato?

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