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Pumpkin Magic Custard Cake
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Pumpkin Magic Custard Cake

Enjoy a heavenly slice of this Pumpkin Magic Custard Cake! It will surely please all those pumpkin lovers when fall comes around.  It's basically a pumpkin custard pie but it's a cake as well.  (Firmer at the bottom, then custard, then cake, with no pie crust.  Seriously addicting.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, custard, holiday dessert, magic cake, pumpkin, pumpkin custard, thanksgiving
Servings: 9 Servings
Author: Kim Lange


  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 2 cups milk of choice lukewarm or at least room temp. (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 4 eggs separated, room temperature preferred but not necessary
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 ¾ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Optional: powdered sugar for sprinkling on top/whipped topping


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray for easy removal.
  • After butter is melted and cooled, warm the milk of choice until it is lukewarm and set it aside, about 40 seconds worth.
  • Whip the egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff peaks form and set aside.
  • Beat the egg yolks and the powdered sugar until light yellow.
  • Add the melted butter, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and mix until combined.
  • Add the flour and mix together.
  • Add in the pumpkin and ½ cup of milk of choice. and continue mixing together, scraping down sides of bowl until combined well.
  • Place mixer on the lowest speed, and add the remaining milk gradually until combined.
  • Gently fold in/stir in the egg whites by hand.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 55-65 minutes.
  • Cake will still be jiggly because it is custard but it shouldn't be runny.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely before cutting.
  • Add powdered sugar for sprinkling on top and some whipped topping! My husband likes to warm up his magic cake in the microwave and then adds the whipped cream. Outstanding!