Well I finally did it!
I finally made the chocolate version of this delightful magic cake. The original version was very popular and a lot of people were asking about different flavors, so I decided to give it a go and see how it turns out. Well I knew it couldn’t be bad, because I loved the original version so chocolate could only make it better.
I also found out that the origin of this cake is from Romania, and the actual name of the cake is intelligent cake because of how it separates into 3 layers. I made a couple changes to my original recipe, such as add a bit of vinegar to the egg whites and some vanilla extract for additional flavor. The rest of the recipe is exactly the same with the exception of the addition of some cocoa powder.
I baked it for exactly 60 minutes but I think I could have baked it for another 10 min. Some readers were saying that their magic cake was done after 45 minutes or so, so I want to stress again that the baking time can vary drastically based on the oven, each oven is different, so you really have to watch it and when it looks done you remove it from the oven and let it cool. I’ve seen many versions of this cake and it seems like for a lot of people the top layer which is the cake layer ends up being very thin, this layer should be nice and airy, just like a normal cake, not thin and condensed.
So yes, you can have the original version of this cake or this chocolate version and if I had to pick one for a favorite I’d go with this chocolate version just because I love chocolate. You still end up with the 3 layers of the cake, with the middle layer being a custard like layer. It’s absolutely divine.
To see original version click on the image below: