This apple cider cake is nothing short of magical

Admit it: Most food trends are scary. They usually under-deliver and fall flat taste-wise. So when we discovered the latest Instagram trend was called magic cake, well, we were skeptical. The name conjures up images of cakes adorned with double rainbows and pink unicorns. But the truth is: Magic cakes actually are magical.

When sliced, this cake reveals three different and distinct layers. Folding in whipped egg whites helps the batter separate during the baking process, which creates a rich and dense bottom and a fluffy and cakey top. It's the textured, dessert version of the ombré trend. But what this also means is that you'll never have to make dry cake again.

While there are many different magic cake flavors, this one is a fall-oriented treat. Apple cider is reduced to a honey-like consistency, which adds richness in texture but also an intense tart apple flavor to help balance out the sweetness of the cake. Crème fraîche whipped cream provides the perfect topping. Some might even call it . . . magical.

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