"Magic" Custard Pie

Amanda P


I found this while I was wandering the great www...I was looking for something custardy but cakey as well.

I tried making this not believing that it would actually work ...but it did and all the family loved it !!

The layers really do just magically appear it's lovely.

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45 Min


1/2 c
(113g) unsalted butter
2 c
2 cups (480ml) milk
eggs, separated
11/4 c
(150g) confectioner’s sugar
1 Tbsp
1 tablespoon (15ml) water
1 c
(115g) flour
1 tsp
(5ml) vanilla extract
extra confectioner’s sugar for dusting (optional)


1Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F). Lightly butter or grease a 8″x8″ baking dish.

2Melt the butter and set aside to slightly cool. Warm the milk to lukewarm and set aside.

3Whip the egg whites to stiff peaks (add 4 drops of vinegar). Set aside.

4Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light. Mix in the melted butter and the tablespoon of water for about 2 minutes or until evenly incorporated.
Mix in the flour until evenly incorporated. Slowly beat in the milk and vanilla extract until everything is well mixed.

5Fold in the egg whites, 1/3 at a time. Repeat until all of the egg whites are folded in.

6Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45-60 minutes or until the top is golden. Allow cake to completely cool before cutting and then dust with confectioner’s sugar (optional)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: English
Hashtags: #eggs, #custard, #LAYERS