Zesty Magic Custard Cake

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A very light zesty custard cake that you can make easily. The batter is really runny, so don't get surprised. It gets thicker as it is cooked.


  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 110g butter, melted
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk, lukewarm
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp extra grated lemon zest for topping
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 160C.
  2. Grease a 30cmx17cm baking pan and line it with parchment paper.
  3. Separate eggs whites and yolks.
  4. Beat egg whites in a bowl until stiff and put aside.
  5. Whisk egg yolks, vanilla powder and sugar until creamy.
  6. Add melted butter and mix for half a minute.
  7. Add the flour and mix it with a spatula until incorporated well.
  8. Pour the milk gradually and continue beating.
  9. Add in the egg whites, one third at a time and gently mix with a spatula.
  10. Fold in the grated lemon zest.
  11. Pour this very runny batter into the baking dish and bake for 60 minutes.
  12. Let it cool and dust with powdered sugar.
  13. Top the slices with freshly grated lemon zest and serve.
  14. You can wait it in the refrigerator and serve it cold as well.