This is one of the cakes that our Grandmother made often for Sunday dinners. It is easy to make, light, moist and smells absolutely divine. It uses basic ingredients that are found in most pantries if you bake on a regular basis. You can serve it with frosting, fruit, ice cream or a a variety of sweet sauces. It tastes best when just out of the oven, but is also perfect the next day with a cup of tea, coffee or milk!
Hot Milk Cake
- 4 eggs, at room temperature
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (OR 2 cups cake flour)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups whole milk
- 2/3 cup & 1 teaspoon butter, cut into small pieces
- 6 Tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Hot Milk Cake
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan with a little butter and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs with with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for a full five minutes or until they are lemon yellow in color and very thick.
TIP* Be sure you mix the eggs for a full five minutes.
- Gradually add the sugar to the eggs, one cup at a time and beat on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- In a separate bowl, stir the baking powder and salt into the four to combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the egg/sugar mixture using low speed on the mixer. Do not over mix.
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk and butter just until the butter has melted. Stir in the vanilla.
- Gradually, mix the milk mixture into the batter and beat on low to medium until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Tranfer the batter into the prepared pan and place into the preheated oven.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Place the pan onto a wire cooling rack. Wait until completely cooled to frost.
This recipe makes enough to frost one 9×13 inch cake or 24 cupcakes.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the butter in a mixing bowl until smooth.
- Mix in one cup of the confectioners’ sugar on low speed until combined.
- Add the milk a little at a time and beat in.
- Add the vanilla and beat in.
- Add the remaining confectioners’ sugar a little at a time and beat until well combined and smooth.
Tip* When you make buttercream frosting you can add more or less milk and confectioners’ sugar until you reach the consistency you would like.