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Portuguese Caramel Magic Cake Recipe
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Portuguese Caramel Magic Cake Recipe

Portuguese Caramel Magic Cake Recipe

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½ cup of melted butter1/4 cup of brown sugar1/2 cup of brown sugar4 eggs1 tsp vanilla extract1/2 cup of flour2 cups of lukewarm milkPowdered sugar for dusting

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  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC or 325ºF.
  2. Grease an 8in x 8in/20cm x 20cm baking pan and line with parchment paper.
  3. Place the butter along with 50g brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat mixing constantly for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and leave to cool (the mixture will not be smooth and the sugar will be slightly crystalized).
  5. Beat the egg yolks with the 1/2 cup of brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Mix in the butter and sugar mixture, the vanilla and stir well.
  7. Add the flour to the egg mixture and beat until fully incorporated, slowly add the milk and beat some more.
  8. The batter will be very liquidy.
  9. Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  10. Gradually add the egg whites into the mixture (batter should be lumpy).
  11. Pour the batter into baking pan and bake for 45 minutes or until lightly golden.
  12. Test with a toothpick, if necessary leave for an extra 5 to 10 minutes.
  13. Let cool completely before unmolding on a serving plate.
  14. Dust with icing sugar and cut into squares.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Elizabeth Sousa, elizabethshomemaderecipes.blogspot.ca *

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