Lemon custard magic cake

Lemon custard magic cake


The cake must be completely cooled before removing from the pan as it is very fragile when still warm.Lemon can be replaced with lime or orange rind and juice, if you prefer.


  • 4 eggs separated
  • 1 cup icing sugar mixture
  • 1 tbs lemon rind, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 125g Butter, cooled, melted
  • 400 ml milk slightly warmed
  • 2 tbs caster sugar
  • 1 pinch icing sugar mixture *extra for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease a 20cm square cake pan and line with baking paper, allowing it to overhang on all sides.
  2. Using electric beaters, beat egg yolks and icing sugar in a large bowl until pale and thick. Beat in lemon rind and juice until combined. Beat in flour until combined. Pour in butter and beat until combined. Gradually add milk and beat until well combined.
  3. Using electric beaters, beat egg whites in a bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in caster sugar until dissolved.
  4. Fold a third of the egg white into the flour mixture. Repeat in two more batches until just combined (you may have a few lumps). Pour into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the cake is set, but wobbles slightly. Set aside in the pan to cool completely. Carefully cut into slices and serve dusted with extra icing sugar.

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