After a long Google search, I got into Mabels blog which is a Spanish blog. My eyes got stuck on the beautiful pictures of a
three layered Tarta Magica. After having a glance through those pictures, I
felt that it would be a big loss for me if I didn't try it. Yesterday, when Anish came, I made an amazing
surprise. The name given for this cake is trustworthy. It is really a magic
cake. This time I prepared the cake with slight modification to the Tarta Magica and
came out with the Red Velvet version. I got the modification from Kitchen Nostalgia.
Flour - 1 Cup
Milk - 2 Cups (Luke
Water - 1 tablespoon
butter - Half Cup or 115 grams
at room temperature.
Eggs - 4
No:s (Separated at room temperature)
Extract - 1 teaspoon
Sugar - 1 1/4 Cup and extra for
For Red Velvet version
Powder- 1 teaspoon
Food Coloring - 2 teaspoons
Preheat the oven to 160oC
or 320oF and lightly grease a square pan.
Beat together the egg
yolks, sugar, water and vanilla extract and then add melted butter and beat
again till it is well blended.
Now add flour in three
batches and beat well after each addition.
Add the ingredients of
red velvet version.
Add warm milk and stir
the batter well.
In a bowl, beat the egg
whites until stiff peaks are formed and fold it into the batter in three batches. The batter should be in a very liquid
Pour the batter into
the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the top is in the golden
Sift the powdered sugar
at the top after the cake is completely cooled.
* Note:For a normal vanilla Tarta Magica, do not add the ingredients of red velvet version.
of us have eaten the cake well because of its taste and left just one piece
reserved for the next day. We had one guest who came to invite us for his wedding. He is a good food critic. He tasted the last piece and asked me
" Is this a Pudding........or a sponge cake...!!!". I answered "It's
the three layers of the cake which gives you a stiff pudding texture at the
bottom, a soft pudding layer at the middle and a sponge layer at the top".
He told "This is truly
delicious.......". I personally feel that this is one of the best desserts
and can be served with ice cream.
It is really a magic cake which would melt in your mouth :-)