Chocolate Magic Cake

Chocolate Magic Cake

Here we go, by popular demand, I present to you the super recipe for the chocolate magic cake, or the intelligent cake - you name it! I've been planning and testing for a long time and, eventually, I stuck with this version, which I warmly recommend.

The thickness of the magic chocolate cake will vary depending on the size of the cooking tray you are using, mine is 25x25cm. And maybe you might want to avoid using a pan with removable sides, that's what I did and it was hard to take out of the oven.

One more thing. Notice that I use the mixer only for beating the egg whites, for everything else I use a classic whisk, as the batter is rather liquid and and I don't want you to blame it on me for the splashing all over the kitchen!


4 pieces
150 g
125 g
melted and cooled butter
White flour
115 g
Cacao powder
40 g
500 ml
Vanilla Extract
1 tsp
or any other favourite flavours

Step by step

Step 1

Separate the eggs in 2 different bowls. 

Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 1
Step 2

With a mixer, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. 

Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 2
Step 3

Add the sugar and the vanilla extract to the yolks and stir well using a whisk. 

Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 3
Step 4

Keep mixing while you pour in the melted butter little by little. 


Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 4
Step 5

Incorporate the flour and the cocoa powder and keep whipping. 


Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 5
Step 6

Notice now that the batter is a bit more dense and that's how it's supposed to be. 

Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 6
Step 7

Incorporate the milk in 3-4 rounds and keep whisking well each time, so that there won't be lumps. 

Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 7
Step 8

Now the batter will become runny and I do not recommend using the mixer because it splashes a lot.

A simple whisk will do the job, safe and clean :) 

Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 8
Step 9

Now transfer the stiff egg whites and blend it in the batter. 

It will be hard with the spoon, so I suggest using the whisk. 

Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 9
Step 10

This is what the batter should look like in the end. 

Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 10
Step 11

Tip it in a 25x25cm cake pan, already lined with parchment paper or greased with butter. 

Distribute the batter evenly in the pan and smooth over the surface. 

Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 11
Step 12

Bake it for 1 hour in the pre-heated oven to 160 degrees C

Finally, press with your fingers the middle part of the cake and, if it's not wobbling, you can take it out of the oven.

Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 12
Step 13

Let the cake completely cool, this will make it easier to cut. 

Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 13
Step 14

A closer look at the inside, the pieces of cake are firm and they can be grabbed easily - a great thing for the kids. 

Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 14
Step 15

As you can see, the cake is not difficult to make and it's really delicious. It's already among our favourites, but especially among my favourites - it's very quick and everybody finds it lovely :) 


Chocolate Magic Cake  - Step 15
Quantity: 1 kg
Prep time: 120 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 20 min
Publish date:
Collections: Cakes, Desserts

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