Hot Milk Cake

This old-school recipe originates from one of my Mom’s cookbooks. I adapted it a bit to use for a Princess Cake base.

Hot Milk Cake

  • 4 Eggs (I used XL, the recipe doesn't specify)
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk (Heated)
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Butter, melted
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  1. in a small pan, heat the milk and butter until hot, add vanilla, stir. Turn off heat

  2. Butter and flour 2-9 inch round layer cake pans (or use cooking spray and parchment paper on the bottom)

  3. In a mixer, beat eggs until light, then gradually add sugar till creamy

  4. Sift flour, salt and baking powder on wax paper or in a small bowl.

  5. Gradually add the sifted flour, baking powder, salt

  6. Slowly add the hot milk/butter/vanilla blend to the batter on medium-low speed until well mixed

  7. Pour batter evenly into the two pans. 

  8. Bake for 30 – 40 min, or until toothpick comes out clean. Check in several places

  9. cool in the pan for 10 min, then loose the sides with an offset spatula and upend them to cook on a metal rack. 

I used this basic recipe for the Princess Cake an found the dome pan needed a longer bake time. I found a simple confectionery sugar and milk glaze with some lemon zest was a nice touch.

The Hot Milk cake recipe held up!!

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