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Creamy Pumpkin Magic Cake topped with a pumpkin spice frosting drizzle. This is a great make-ahead dessert for the holidays!

Gingerbread Magic Cake Bars Recipe

This epic magic cake is moist and loaded with gingerbread flavor.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 222kcal
Author foodnessgracious


  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 cups milk slightly warmed
  • 4 tbsp molasses
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Grease an 8 x 8 brownie pan and set aside. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Melt the butter. Add the molasses to the warm milk and stir until it dissolves.
  • In a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks and brown sugar until light and fluffy. While this is mixing, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks.
  • Add the melted butter and tablespoon of water to the beaten egg and sugar. Mix on low speed until well combined.
  • Mix in the flour and the spices until well combined. On low speed add the milk and vanilla.
  • Fold in the egg whites 1/2 at a time making sure there are no large lumps.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and place in the oven.
  • Bake for about 50-55 minutes or until the cake is a dark brown on top and the center is not jiggly.


Adapted from White On Rice Couple, http://whiteonricecouple.com/recipes/magic-custard-cake/


Calories: 222kcal