The recipe for the magic cake is easy to prepare. Do it the day before, like a blank, it will be twice as good. Do not hesitate to vary the aromas: citrus zest, cocoa, coffee … to replace vanilla.

Magic vanilla cake



4 servings

Prep time

1 hour

Cooking time

25 minutes


  • 4 eggs

  • 125 g Powdered sugar

  • 1/2 L Whole milk

  • 1 Vanilla pod

  • 125 g Butter + 20 g for the mold

  • 115 g Flour + 10 g for the mold

  • 1 pinch of salt

  • Icing sugar


  • Start this magic cake recipe by slitting and scraping the vanilla pod. Place it with the milk in a saucepan and bring the whole to a boil. Turn off the heat and leave to infuse for 15 min.
  • Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Blanch the yolks with the sugar, then add the melted butter and the flour.
  • Remove the vanilla pod and gradually add the milk to the preparation.
  • Beat the egg whites and add them to the preparation, without working the dough too much to leave large blocks of white on the surface.
  • Butter and flour a pan, then place a disc of parchment paper at the bottom.
  • Pour the dough and bake for 50 min at 160 ° C (th. 5/6) in traditional cooking (not in hot air).
  • Let sit well and place in the fridge at least 3 hours before removing from the mold.
  • Sprinkle with icing sugar before tasting.


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